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Senior Accountant

Aurora Launch Services
Anchorage, AK 99503
$70,000 - $85,000 a year - Full-time


Anchorage, AK 99503

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Senior Accountant

Aurora Launch Services (ALS): Aurora Launch Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Aerospace, established to provide low cost, highly reliable launch services on a contract basis to both government and commercial space launch customers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, co-located with Alaska Aerospace.

Position Description: Provides management with financial information through the preparation of detailed data, account reconciliation and assistance with financial reporting.

Under the direction of theAlaska Aerospace Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Accountant performs routine and recurring assignments in the formulation, development, and execution of financial records required to properly record, analyze and report on program resource requirements.

This is a full-time position that may be located in either Anchorage or Kodiak, Alaska.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

1. Assistance and review of payroll function.

2. Assistance and review of accounts payable function.

3. Reviewing and approving accounts payable voucher packets, including verifying account and job coding.

4. Preparing and posting payroll and accounts payable data to the general ledger.

5. Reconciliation of payroll and accounts payable related accounts.

6. Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.

7. Weekly vendor invoice payment selection utilizing guidelines from CFO or Controller/Accounting Manager.

8. Assist Controller/Accounting Manager with contract billing and accounts receivable functions.

9. Reconciliation of bank accounts.

10. Reconciliation of Deltek payroll to State of Alaska payroll data.

11. Data entry and maintenance of Fixed Asset system.

12. Calculation and posting of monthly depreciation.

13. Maintains financial security by following internal accounting controls.

14. Data entry and posting of cash receipts.

15. Calculation and preparation of various journal entries.

16. Assist Controller/Accounting Manager with external and governmental financial audits.

17. Other analysis and reconciliation as requested by management.

18. Ongoing process improvement in areas of responsibility.

19. Training of accounts payable and payroll support staff.

20. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Time management skills and commitment to deadlines.
  • Administrative Writing Skills, Organization, Data Entry Skills, General Math Skills, Financial Software, Analyzing Information, Attention to Detail, Thoroughness, Reporting Research Results, Verbal Communication.
  • Proficient in personal computers and software including Microsoft Office products, ERP systems (Deltek Costpoint preferred).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills using accounting software.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers.
  • Excellent time keeping skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills; ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and self-manage projects, handle multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.
  • Detail oriented and strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Able to work with all levels of employees and management within the organization.
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, overtime, and on weekends, as required.
  • Well-developed time management skills.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • 1-4 years of experience in accounting/finance.
  • Accreditations such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • Past working experience in the government contracting industry preferred.
  • Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Aurora Launch Services to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


A competitive salary and benefits package, determined upon experience level of individual, will be negotiated after an offer to hire has been given.

To Apply

Please apply online on and include a resume and cover letter. For questions call (907) 486-2271. This position will remain open until filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have experience working in the government contracting sector? If so, explain.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person