General Motor

General Motor

Accounting Analyst- GM Defense LLC

United States

Closing in 9 days


Hybrid - Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is that the employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week.

The Role

Controllership's mission is to serve as a Strategic Business Partner, bringing timely and insightful decisions to all strategic and tactical matters as they related to disclosure requirements, accounting, audit/SOX compliance and financial analyses. Leveraging financial systems, we strive to increase visibility, improve efficiency, shorten decision cycle times, and reinforce financial integrity and accountability.

Ideal candidates are dynamic accounting professionals focused on learning, personal growth and development and are interested in gaining knowledge and expertise across various Controllership functions at General Motors.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to support the financial reporting and government accounting processes, systems and controls for GM's governmental contracting business unit, GM Defense. This position requires an understanding of internal and external reporting requirements and applicable accounting activities associated with Government contracting. This role will also serve as a strategic business partner related to the design, testing and implementation of business processes to increase clarity, improve efficiency, shorten decision cycle times and reinforce financial integrity and accountability.

This position requires either a U.S. Person (as defined in applicable export regulations) or a non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain required export authorization(s)

Role may require DoD Secret Security Clearance

What You'll Do

  • Support financial month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close process, including the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliations and variance analysis

  • Develop a detailed understanding of GM Defense's processes and systems to identify control gaps and any opportunities to streamline processes and controls

  • Maintain understanding of and ability to apply and operationalize accounting and financial reporting standards (GAAP), and SEC rules and regulations with Government accounting (CAS and FAR/DFARS)

  • Support the Controllership and Finance organizations to evaluate current accounting practices and policies with a focus on continuous improvement and optimization

  • Identify, interpret, and analyze potential accounting risks and issues

  • Research and analyze the accounting implications of key transactions and contracts. Ensure business transactions and implemented processes conform to SOX control frameworks as well as CAS and FAR/DFAR requirements

  • Identify and execute internal controls, SOX compliance and financial procedures

  • Ensure financial reporting processes focus on accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in accounting, finance, or related business function

  • Government contract accounting experience (preferred), Cost accounting standards (CAS) and FAR/DFARs knowledge

  • Experience with firm fixed price (preferred), T&M and cost-plus contracts (preferred)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) (preferred)

  • Public accounting firm experience (preferred)

  • Experience using SAP for government contract accounting (preferred)

  • Ability to work with a high level of independent judgment and initiative, while being able to rapidly take on and assimilate work from existing team members when required

  • Ability to understand and apply accounting and financial reporting standards (GAAP)

  • Willing to take on additional responsibilities, attend training, and learn new technical skills

  • Ability to collaborate with business, IT, and data analysis resources to provide accounting support for strategic projects and initiatives to drive measurable results and documented solutions

  • What Will Give You a Competitive Edge

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Complex problem solving and analytical abilities

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to take a strategic, transformational point of view

  • Passion for innovation, automation, and technology

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to teamwork and partnerships

  • Understanding of (or interest in learning) data structure, data interfaces and systems landscape

  • Solves problems and develops new analytical methods to streamline decision making

  • Collaborates accounting information flow with other staffs and business units for optimal decisions

  • Initiative to improve and modernize processes, reporting and controls

  • About GM Defense, LLC.

    GM Defense delivers integrated vehicles, power and propulsion, and autonomy and connectivity solutions to global defense, security, and government markets. The exceptional reliability of GM Defense's technologies results from decades of proven performance and billions of dollars spent in independent research and development by its parent, General Motors, a world leader in global design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities. For more information, please visit www. .

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    Job details


    Accounting Analyst- GM Defense LLC


    General Motor


    United States


    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 14, 2023

    Job type




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