General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19130BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Category: Finance/Accounting

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Accounts Payable Specialist. This position, under general direction is responsible for performing a variety of moderately complex accounts payable within our Accounting Department.


  • Processes Travel and Expense reports.

  • Performs specific Accounts Payable accounting activities through the input of accounting transactions and the monitoring, coordinating, and summarizing of accounting results.

  • Determines propriety of Accounts Payable accounting entries associated with projects, accounts, and trial balances in accordance with financial policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Maintains an awareness of the financial activities within the assigned areas of responsibility to ensure smooth operations and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.

  • Applies general knowledge of accounting/financial policies and procedures when responding to specific questions and non-routine problem resolution.

  • Monitors and analyzes large volumes of data while maintaining alertness for abnormalities. Recommends and initiates corrective action.

  • Calculates and prepares monthly Accounts Payable accruals and metrics.

  • Represents the accounting department on specific projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Requires a high school diploma and four or more years of progressive experience in an accounting department or a related field. May substitute additional experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have strong knowledge of computer operations and applications and proficiency with spreadsheets.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of difficult problems.

  • Must have good communication, computer, documentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and capable of effectively interacting with professional staff. Able to work extended hours as required.

  • SAP Experience is required.

  • Travel and Expense processing experience including auditing for allowable and unallowable costs is required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.