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Senior Accountant

Job ID: R0102521 Location: Delaware, United States of America
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Delaware, United States of America

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.


We are currently looking for a SeniorAccountant to join Thales in Delaware.  The Senior Accountant will work directly with the accounting manager in handling the General ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and other related activities as needed. This person will be the primary contact for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) partner to ensure General Accounting is processed seamlessly, in line with service level agreement and escalated when required to ensure immediate resolution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the month-end close process and reporting functions for Thales USA Inc. and Real Estate entities. This includes journal entry preparation, account analysis, financial statement preparation, department variance analysis and corporate reporting
  • Assist accounting manager in supervising and prioritizing work for the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) accountants located in India. Primary point of contact for Thales USA Inc. with the BPO accounting team
  • Work with the Accounting Manager to support, develop and document accounting policies and financial procedures in order to maintain & strengthen internal controls & compliance
  • Responsible for various accounts reconciliations to maintain the integrity of the General Ledger. This will include accounting system maintenance, adding new accounts into the chart of accounts, mapping new accounts into the financial statements, reconciling AR/AP subsidiary ledger to GL, etc.
  • Maintain Fixed Asset System including monitoring fixed assets approval process and maintaining capital additions and retirements in SAP. This will require tracking all new capital asset purchases, entering completed assets, preparing depreciation entry, forecasting assets as needed
  • Responsible for completing the year-end tax packages for Corporate
  • Support Cash and Treasury functions such as bank contact, wire transfers, accessing portal for cash activity, cash reporting. Review & Validate bank accounts reconciliations from BPO
  • Assist in the implementation of various tools
  • Assists in various accounting functions such as accounts payable analysis, accounts receivable reporting and support, payroll reconciliation, expense report processing and other ad-hoc general accounting related tasks
  • Review and Analysis monthly overhead reports by function
  • Complete Required Government Reporting
  • Assist with preparation of Multi-year budget and updating forecasts throughout the year
  • Other projects and duties as needed
  • The scope of the job includes working directly with internal customers/partners, auditors, Country Office, BPO accounting team in India.
  • Consistently demonstrates Company’s leadership model competencies as well as the Finance Department key competencies:
    • Being ambitious & accountable
    • Demonstrating a deep knowledge of financial operations
    • Driving continuous improvement through identifying opportunities to enhance processes and outputs 
    • Leading by example
    • Performing through co-operation
    • Being autonomous and work under tight deadlines
    • Organizing self to manage multiple tasks and answer various management request

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or related field with 4-6 years related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field with 5-8 years related experience OR Associates degree in Accounting or related field with 8-10 years of work experience
  • Experience with general ledger reconciliation for complex accounts
  • Experience working with ERP tools
  • Experience with Advanced Microsoft applications, Excel (Statements, vlookup, Pivot tables, etc.) and Outlook.
  • Experience with data analytics as it relates within a large ERP system
  • Experience creating written and oral communications and presentations.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA Preferred
  • Experience with SAP is preferred
  • Power BI knowledge is a plus
  • Strong communication skills to provide effective communication to US & International contacts
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS suites skills, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Ability to apply basic tax regulations as needed
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical aptitude
  • Well organized with solid judgment, able to multitask and work independently
  • Experience with Tables in Microsoft Access

Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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For United States Candidates

Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Please read Thales Equal Opportunity Policy Statement. Please read our Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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Delaware, United States of America

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