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Filter by Date: May 19, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44602 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a dynamic Accounts Payable Manager. You will be responsible for managing, planning and directing the workflow, daily operations, and continual development of systems and processes of the Accounts Payable Department.  ln this role, you will maintain the standards of excellence set forth in the department. You will communicate and solve complex problems with other departments, managers, employees, auditors and outside agencies.

This role will manage a team of six and will reside at The Aerospace Corporation's corporate office in El Segundo, CA.


Key Functions

  • Manage, plan and direct the workflow and daily operations of all functions of the A/P Department
  • Ensure timely and accurate payment processing for all vendors and employee reimbursements
  • Responsible for processing of vendor invoices, recurring payments, reimbursements, and ACH, and wires
  • Responsible for month end and year end close/accruals
  • Responsible for processing and reporting of 1099 forms
  • Review reconciliations of A/P accounts and develop internal controls for accounting procedures that ensure accurate posting of A/P related transactions
  • Identify A/P related system processing issues and develop a workable solution
  • Maintain communication and resolve problems with other corporate departments, managers, employees, auditors and various outside agencies
  • Continually evaluate and monitor internal control processes and procedures to improve productivity and effectiveness
  • Identify areas for opportunities to streamline processes by continually reviewing how work is performed and implement appropriate changes
  • Serve as a resource to staff, department heads and others for interpreting policies, procedures and regulations relating to A/P
  • Collaborate with Information Technology (IT) and SAP Financial Systems SAP on upgrades and testing
  • Maintain standards of excellence and standardization of A/P processes, including benchmarking and performance evaluations
  • Participate in development, implementation of projects, tasks and/or initiatives that align with management’s goals
  • Manage training and development of the technical skills of the A/P team



  • Minimum of 10 years of diverse experience in Accounts Payable
  • Five years of experience leading or directing and developing departmental staff
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of staff and management
  • Ability to build partnerships with various departments
  • Ability to manage, monitor and oversee implemented internal controls which ensure compliance of corporate policies and established procedures
  • The ability to interact with internal and external auditors to ensure successful audits
  • Experience as a functional SAP user or similar ERP tools
  • Proficiency in standard office tools (Excel, Word and Power Point)



  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Accounting or Business field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
  • Experienced functional user of ReadSoft (A/P automated tool) or other automated A/P systems
  • Experience with system implementation and/or process improvements

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: ACCOUNTING MGR 

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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