General Ledger Accountant

Posted Jan 22

Manages the development, implementation and/or maintenance of one or more accounting systems: Journal entries, General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Revenue Reconciliation, Cash Flows, etc. in accordance with GAAP policies and procedures. Designs operational procedures and processes that meet audit standards and improve efficiency. Ensures integration of data produced into systems and supports objectives of financial analysts. Ensures the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of accounting data and revenue. Participates in annual audits and special projects. May work with external consultants or auditors to provide required information and ensure proper recordkeeping for historical purposes.

Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Has working knowledge of company products and services. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Normally receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or equivalent work experience.

Maxar is currently seeking a General Ledger Accountant to join our team in our Palo Alto, CA office or to work remotely. In this role, you will provide support for the General Ledger (GL) across different functional areas such as cash to accounts payable as well as support for daily and monthly accounting functions. It is an exciting opportunity to wear many hats across the GL.


  • Calculate manual accruals for payroll and accounts payable
  • Produce and input various journal entries into financial systems
  • Assist in analyzing and reviewing general ledger accounts through preparation of monthly reconciliations
  • Perform a variety of routine accounting duties such as gathering and compiling accounting data for financial statements and other reports
  • Organize, record, and review internal invoices for proper approval and coding
  • Work closely with various departments to gather data used for invoice classification
  • Produce and input various journal entries into financial systems (e.g. Oracle 11i and IFS)
  • Perform a variety of routine accounting duties such as gathering and compiling accounting data for financial statements and other reports
  • Provide and receive support to and from other accounting and/or finance team members, as needed
  • Work closely with various departments to gather data used for analysis and forecasting including supply chain, legal, and corporate
  • Work on ad hoc projects such as implementation of a new employee expense reimbursement system
  • Critically review reports and logs received for inconsistencies and/or errors
  • Prepare various deliverables to support the preparation of the financial statements and/or quarterly reporting
  • Assist with any other ad hoc projects, analysis or analytics as needed
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes and minimize inefficiencies by coordinating with counterparts at other company segments
  • Execute procedures in accordance with company policies

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or related discipline. Four years of additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant accounting work experience
  • Prior experience in various aspects of the GL ranging from cash reconciliations to manual accruals for payroll and accounts payable/accrued liabilities
  • Strong Microsoft Excel user and proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Office365 tools

Preferred Skills/Competencies

  • CPA license (inactive status is acceptable)
  • Adherence to concepts of teamwork, cooperation, self-control, and flexibility to get work done
  • Demonstrated independence and self-motivation to solve problems and work productively
  • Has demonstrated attention to detail and good-record-keeping skills
  • Prioritizes workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain good rapport with vendors, consultants, and employees in other functional areas
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to multitask
  • Should have the ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from supervisor to accomplish duties
  • Experience working in medium or large ERP systems preferred (not required) – SAP experience a big plus
  • Good understanding of US GAAP

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.