Virgin Galactic

  • Accountant, Government Contracts Specialist

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Finance
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 500 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values
    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


    Who You Are
    TSC is seeking an Accountant / Government Contracts Specialist to support our Assistant Controller.

    Your Mission

    • Perform a variety of accounting functions, including account analysis, reconciliation, report preparation, classification of costs and charges, preparation of month end accounting schedules, and support of financial portions of contract proposals, as assigned.
    • Ensure TSC maintains full compliance with FAR and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) contained in government contracts as bid and awarded to the Company.
    • Prepare and ensure accuracy of DCAA Incurred Cost Submittals. Effectively communicate with DCAA on related issues.
    • Submit a yearly request for provisional indirect rates to DOE/DCAA.
    • Assist/support DCAA audits and requests for information (incurred cost proposal, financial capability audits, requested provisional rates, contract briefs, etc.).
    • Close out government contracts with the appropriate government organization and follow up on final invoices/documentation.
    • Prepare annual calculation of government cost rates to set billing rates.
    • Assist in creating new internal accounting policies and maintain existing policies.
    • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
    • Support Assistant Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements

    What you bring

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related area.  Professional certification (CPA, CIA, CMA, CGFM, CGAP) or Master’s degree in business administration preferred.
    • A minimum of three to six (3-6) years of varied professional experience in accounting and the administration of a contract compliance program with particular emphasis on federal government contracts.
    • Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and other relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel required.
    • ERP experience
    • Good time management skills to manage fluctuating work volume
    • Detailed oriented and able to multi-task
    • Strong customer service focus.
    • Experience working is a fast pace team environment.
    • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.

    ITAR Requirements

    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.




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