Pacific Defense is hiring an

Accounting Manager

Sunnyvale, United States

*Due to the sensitive nature of our work, U.S. citizenship is required*

Who are we looking for?

Pacific Defense is seeking a motivated, ambitious, and talented Senior Accounting Manager to join our Finance team. This individual will be primarily responsible for managing all general accounting and controller functions including monthly close, revenue recognition, cash management, invoicing and collections, payroll, government rate submissions, and special projects as needed. Candidate will actively participate in evolving and implementing additional management control systems to support company growth.

Are you tired of working in a large organization saddled by bureaucracy, led by individuals who have not walked a mile in the technical shoes needed to make coherent decisions and deliver on-time and on-budget for customers? Apply your appetite to grow with our team creating, innovating, and delivering the next wave of disruptive mission technologies. If you love working with small teams to solve hard problems in a fast paced environment, Pacific Defense will be a great fit for you!


You'll bring these Qualifications:

  • US citizen.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Accounting in Federal or DoD Contracting.
  • Highly skilled with project based accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of a service-based business operation with Federal government contracting as well as business principles such as job costs, cost collection, analysis techniques, and project control.
  • Experience with CPFF, T&M, and FFP billing.
  • Experience with closing the monthly books, providing basic reporting in the form of financial statements and KPI's, completing and overseeing account reconciliations.
  • Experience in supporting the annual audit process.

These Qualifications would be nice to have:

  • Experience with Unanet accounting system.
  • Active and current DoD clearance (Secret/Top Secret)

What You'll Get to Do:

  • Contribute to the early stages of a fast-growing aerospace company.
  • Work in a highly agile environment with lots of autonomy.
  • Be part of a team to help building, improve, and improve additional financial management processes/systems to support company growth.
  • Be part of a team to help build, improve, and implement new financial processes/systems
  • Manage the following general accounting and controller functions:
    • Monthly close
    • Revenue recognition
    • Cash management
    • Invoicing and collections
    • Payroll
    • Government rate submissions
    • Special projects, as needed

About Us:

Pacific Defense is an industry leading developer of advanced RF and electronics systems for the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. We specialize in Open Systems Architecture solutions for the non-kinetic fight. Our vision provides cost effective, highly capable, modular, and rapidly reconfigurable systems to our customers in less than half the time of traditional defense contractors. Our team delivers sensing and effects solutions for the Land, Air, Sea and Space domains at an unprecedented pace. We accomplish this strategy by combining broad domain experience in Radar, EW, SIGINT, and Communications with a go-fast commercial execution model. Our model fully leverages Open Standards, like SOSA, CMOSS, and MORA, as well as rapid prototyping methodologies to bring our advanced capabilities to customers.

The Pacific Defense family includes Perceptronics Solutions with expertise spanning signal processing, novel algorithm development, cognitive systems, high performance computing, hardware design and development, and systems integration and test. We embrace the diversity of people, ideas, and a great employee experience to drive the innovation that runs through everything we do. Pacific Defense has established an excellent reputation in our professional community and is growing our team to seize new opportunities to solve tough challenges for national defense. Come join us and accelerate your career!


What we can offer you:

Pacific Defense provides competitive salaries, performance bonuses at all levels, and immediately vested 401K match. We cover 100% coverage for the employee, and 75% coverage for dependents medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums, as well as a flexible spending account for incidental health care expenses. We offer paid time off and federal holidays to spend time with family, pursue outside interests, or just get some extra rest.

Pacific Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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