Virgin Galactic

Technical Senior Accountant

Company Virgin Galactic
Category Finance
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location

Who we are

Virgin Galactic, (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us.


“We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good.”  Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic


If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

  • Research and communicate accounting guidance and policies to various levels of management throughout the global organization.  This includes direct interaction with the external auditors, Corporate Controller, CFO, global business unit general managers and controllers, and other functional management (HR, Internal Audit, Corporate Planning, Legal, R&D, and Corporate Development).
  • Experience with complex accounting transactions, including but not limited to business acquisitions, revenue recognition, equity, capitalized software and lease accounting.
  • Assist in preparation of summaries and analysis for the audit committee, board and investor presentations.
  • Preparation of technical accounting memos, as needed.
  • Compiles 10Q / 10K and support schedules and footnotes; coordinates information from others and maintains support that ties to the final report.
  • Assist in the analysis of financial results, including trend analysis, forecast to actual analysis, etc.
  • Coordinate the external audit process and interaction with independent auditors on financial statements audit, statutory audits, and any other audits, as needed.
  • Perform journal entries and reconciliations related to complex areas, as assigned.

What you bring

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting/Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 5-6 years of relevant financial accounting experience within large public accounting firm and/or corporate/industry experience
  • Public accounting experience, preferably with experience on publicly traded companies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Experience with preparation of ASC 740 (Accounting for Income Taxes) disclosures, a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A high degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to analyze complex financial matters and understand complex financial models
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Dedicated, dependable with the commitment to put in the additional effort as required to meet critical deadlines
  • Flexible, team-oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

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.


As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees. 

As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination’s last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If  you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire. 


Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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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