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Senior Government Accountant


Senior Developer


Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Eaton’s AER Aerospace Group division is currently seeking a Senior Government Accountant. This is an onsite position based in our Irvine, CA, Beachwood, OH, or Grand Rapids, MI location.

The expected annual salary range for this role is $80250.03 - $117700.04 a year.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

The Government Accounting Analyst will be responsible for the following processes: a) development of the forward pricing IHO cost allocations, business segments’ and Engineering COE’s forward pricing direct labor and indirect cost rates; development of annual actual rates and incurred cost proposals in compliance with applicable government accounting regulations and standards, b) supporting internal and external DCAA, DCMA and MOD UK audits related to forward pricing rate and incurred cost proposals, business systems, CAS and other compliance areas as needed. In addition, the Government Accounting Analyst will be responsible for supporting CAS Disclosure Statements update, conducting compliance self-assessments and assist management with closing gaps through development and implementation of the corrective action plans; providing compliance training on government accounting-related requirements to other Eaton Aerospace employees and may lead and work on special cross functional, process improvement and internal compliance assessment projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Review and maintain established site level adequate accounting practices, procedures, work instructions, related internal controls and ensure compliance with applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS), US Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other Business Systems requirements.
  • Primary focus will be on the Wimborne, UK, Aerospace HQ, and Fuel & Motion Control sites' government accounting compliance program and deliverables. Support to other sites and functions may be required as needed.
  • Under management supervision prepare and support negotiation of the site level forward pricing rates and incurred costs claims, as applicable.
  • Monitor cost allowability and ensure that unallowable costs properly identified, segregated, and removed form claimed costs in the FPR and ICS proposals.
  • Work closely with accounting and pricing staff to ensure that FPR and ICS proposals and contract proposals utilize current, accurate and complete cost or pricing data.
  • Interface with Government auditors on accounting matters and serve as primary point of contact for DCAA and DCMA audits and inquiry matters. Maintain effective records to support Government audits.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of US Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Disclosure Statements and management of related administration requirements.
  • Conduct routine compliance self-assessments as needed. Monitor and report to the Management on internal control gaps and associated corrective action plans.
  • May assist in delivering training programs to assure that company personnel have the job knowledge to fulfill obligations imposed by U.S. Government Contract accounting and business system requirements.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of accounting and/or finance experience.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates that currently reside within 50 miles of the Irvine, CA, Beachwood, OH or Grand Rapids, MI facility will be considered. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of government accounting/finance experience within the Aerospace or Defense industry.
  • Understanding of fundamental requirements of FAR Part 30 &31, CAS 401,402, 405, 406, 418, 410 and 420.
  • Working experience with government contract billings, forward pricing bid rate/pricing and ICS proposal development for the sites with manufacturing and Engineering R&D contracts.
  • Working knowledge of advanced accounting and ERP systems (SAP and Oracle preferred).
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Applications.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (run macros, pivot tables, V lookups, perform calculations and automation to process large volumes of data).


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