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Blue Origin LLC Controls & Compliance Accountant III in Wedgwood, Washington

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We're working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight! As part of a hard-working, and accomplished team of experts, you will support the accounting and finance teams by providing guidance and developing/executing tools and processes in support of sophisticated government compliance and accounting activities. This position will also support the continued building of a strong internal control framework that focuses on self-assessments to identify and correct gaps. You will use your prior experience and critical thinking skills to seek continuous process improvements and ensure effective internal controls are in place to mitigate the company's regulatory and financial reporting risks. Success in this position is essential to realizing Blue Origin's goal of lowering the cost of access to space. Responsibilities: Support annual contractor business systems and internal controls self-assessments. Review the self-assessment program annually and make required revisions. Act as a primary liaison in supporting and providing government accounting guidance to program finance teams. Identify process and control improvement opportunities within the government compliance, accounting, and financial reporting processes, and assist with corrective action implementation. Corrective actions may require coordination with departments/personnel reporting outside of Controllership. Review new or changed policies and procedures identify controls and assess potential impact on the ICFR control framework. Ensure controls are appropriately crafted to maintain compliance with relevant government regulations, accounting standards, and management directives. Participate in project planning and implementation meetings to ensure proper controls are instituted in any system improvements or major process changes within the group. Ensure appropriate business process flowcharts, narratives, and other required process documents are developed, and periodically reviewed for accuracy and updating when additional financial risks are identified. Communicate control strengths/weaknesses to the organization and collaborate with an organization to develop mitigation plans. This may include establishing and tracking critical metrics. Support business process owners in developing remediation and corrective action plans that effectively address government compliance and internal control gaps identified during self-assessments, and internal and external audits. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a concentration in accounting, and preferably a CPA or CIA 7+ years of experience in audit and/or government accounting. Solid understanding of main government standards and framework, including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Regulation Supplement(DFARS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), financial reporting, and US GAAP Internal controls and their relationship to financial statement accuracy Strong written and oral communication skills Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $93,240---$130,536 USD Inclusivity Statement Don't meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Export Control Regulations Applicants for employment at Blue Origin mu