Manager, Accounting

Job Description
Esterline Technologies Corporation
Manager, Accounting - Esterline Control & Communication Systems - Mason
With thousands of products manufactured across dozens of facilities in nearly 20 countries, your career options are expansive with Esterline. From producing enhanced vision equipment for cockpits that helps pilots do their work, to designing life-saving medical equipment - we make critical components that drive some of the biggest programs in aerospace, defense, medical, nuclear, gaming, and industrial markets. Our employees contribute to the success of these high-profile programs, all while growing as individuals, career professionals, and community members. Enjoying a career with Esterline means more than just doing a job - it's about making a difference in the world.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Finance Director, the position is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting including general ledger, cost accounting, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and payroll. Additionally, the position is responsible for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley regulations and internal controls.
What You Will Do
Oversees daily accounting and finance functions and looks for ways to improve efficiency and eliminate non-value-added activities. Oversight includes among other areas, inventory, research and development, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
Coaches, develops and supervises the accounting team to raise their skill levels while improving department flexibility and contingency planning.
Acts as a key resource working directly with the Finance Director on special projects, external audits, and continuous process improvements in such areas as internal control environment, account reconciliations, cash flow management, purchasing and accounts payable, expense reimbursements, and financial reporting.
Oversees all general ledger transactions to ensure both proper accounting treatment and adherence to internal policies.
Key contributor during ERP implementation.
Performs GAAP analysis and research projects as necessary, including the potential change from US GAAP and revenue recognition standard.
Maintains and fosters internal controls over financial reporting.
Liaison for internal control and financial statement audits conducted by both internal and external auditors.
Special projects and analysis for Mason, platform, and Corporate as needed.
Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above
Understand and live by Esterline's ethics and business conduct policies
What You Will Bring
BA/BS in Accounting required
CPA required
Minimum 5 years' experience in an manufacturing environment, preferably in aerospace
Minimum 5 years of accounting and finance experience, preferably in both public accounting and private industry
Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in accounting/finance ? manufacturing environment.
Strong analytical skills, documentation skills, and people skills
Capable of interfacing objectively with people at all levels and all functions within the organization including Sales, Operations, Contracts, Finance, Program Management and Senior Management
Previous experience with ERP system implementation; Syteline experience is a plus.
Advanced to Expert level in Microsoft Office suite; Expert in Excel (V-look up; pivot tables)
Your Nice to Haves
MBA preferred
Expertise in general and industry specific generally accepted accounting principles.
FAR and CAS experience preferred
Knowledge and experience with the implementation of lean/Continuous Improvement; operational excellence.
People who are motivated, talented, and excited for challenging opportunities will thrive in our culture of collaboration, integrity, and high standards ? what we call THE ESTERLINE WAY.If this is you, apply today!

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