Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Sr. Financial Accountant in Grand Prairie, Texas

Sr. Financial Accountant

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  • 11-Apr-2018 to 27-Apr-2018 (EST)

  • 10110 VP Accounting/Finance

  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA

  • Full Time

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Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary:

Performs general accounting and other related duties involving the financial accounting function, including general ledger maintenance, creation of journal entries and financial statement preparation and analysis.

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee general ledger, chart of accounts, and the posting of financial accounting journal entries as part of the monthly close process. (30%)

  • Control and oversee all journal entry activity during monthly close process, including subsystems interface with general ledger.

  • Perform proper recording and periodic amortization of prepaid expenses.

  • Ensure proper accounting for payroll-related and benefits accounts, including general ledger interface with ADP payroll system, as well as appropriate accounting for other compensation plans

  • Perform foreign currency transaction conversion to reporting currency of U.S. dollars.

  • Maintain general ledger master data, including establishing of GL accounts.

Prepare monthly financial statements and financial reporting packages. (20%)

  • Prepare monthly financial statement package in company format for monthly review with senior finance management.

  • Support preparation of Airbus Group reporting package (FACTS+) submitted monthly to Helicopters Division HQ.

  • Ensure financial statements and reporting are in accordance with required basis of accounting, such as IFRS and/or U.S. GAAP.

  • Provide annual audit support and act a key interface with external auditors in the area of financial accounting.

Perform reconciliations of various general ledger accounts. (40%)

  • Review daily bank activity and prepare monthly reconciliations of bank statements.

  • Reconcile key general ledger accounts such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, etc.

  • Perform monthly reconciliation and reporting of intercompany payables with affiliate companies via the company's ICart tool.

Administer and maintain fixed assets database and depreciation records. (10%)

  • Record all fixed asset additions and retirements in the financial system.

  • Perform monthly depreciation of fixed assets.

  • Reconcile fixed assets detail to general ledger, including Construction in Process account.

  • Provide support to Tax personnel for their annual calculation of tax depreciation.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned, including acting as backup to Manager-Accounts Payable.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


Required: Bachelor's Degree (BS/BBA) in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.


Required: Minimum of six years within an accounting/finance functions.


Required: None

Preferred: CPA or CPA candidate; CMA

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required: Working knowledge of financial accounting principles, practices, and procedures. Must have strong analytical and mathematical ability dealing with large volumes of detail information.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

Requires the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form with internal and external customers at all levels of personnel. Able to read and interpret various types of technical documentation and data.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

Ability to use computers, and associated software, specifically Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. Familiarity with SAP is preferred.

Travel Required:

0-5% Domestic and International


Authorized to work in the U.S.

Decision Making, Complexity:

Position works with minimal direct supervision, making appropriate decisions on a daily basis affecting recording of company financial position and expenses.

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

Must maintain a high degree of integrity and strict confidence due to exposure to significant confidential information.

Responsible for preparation of company financial statements, totaling more than $600 million in assets and $700-800 million in annual revenues.

Nature of Contacts:

Involved Communication on a regular basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 95%

  • Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports daily.

  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone daily.

  • Speaking: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications daily.

  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment daily.

  • Carrying: able to carry documents, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs daily.

  • Lifting: able to lift documents, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs daily.

  • Pushing / Pulling: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools several times a week.

  • Sitting: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer daily.

  • Squatting / Kneeling: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving several times a month.

  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices several times a month.

  • Travel: able to travel independently and at short notice once or twice a year.

  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office daily.

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.