Accountant III

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Accountant III


ATA Engineering, 13290 Evening Creek Drive South, San Diego, CA 92128

ATA Engineering provides test- and analysis-driven design for aerospace, defense, themed entertainment, robotics and controls, consumer products, and industrial and mining equipment. The Accountant III is responsible for processing payroll, preparing tax returns, financial statements, reports, and invoices, and ensuring tax and DCAA compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage monthly and annual close process; reconcile balance sheet accounts and review all expense accounts, substantiate accounting transactions in concert with accounting clerks
  • Serve as key interface with external tax and 401K/ESOP auditors
  • Prepare and file sales and use tax returns for various states as required
  • Lead the analysis and preparation of monthly financial statements and other reports
  • Prepare or assist indirect rate analysis and incurred cost submissions
  • Lead financial, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), property tax, and customer audits
  • Prepare and manage cost-plus-fixed-fee (CPFF) monthly invoices for Government customers and produce associated reports
  • Lead bimonthly payroll processing and consult on monthly payable/invoicing cycles
  • Serve as senior advisor to controller and CFO on costing, accounting, and systems issues
  • Work directly with General Manager and President on special projects related to corporate and ESOP issues

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time working on a computer


  • 3-5 years of relevant and demonstrated accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business; MBA (accounting/finance/info systems) or MS in Accounting preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and analytical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of financial reporting standards, tax regulations, and industry legislation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of company and customer information and documents
  • Must be a U.S. Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15

Salary Range (2024):

  • Entry–Mid Career Level: $60,000–$150,000 per year
  • Manager/Director Level: $130,000–$230,000 per year

How to Apply

We appreciate your interest in ATA Engineering and request that you submit the following materials if you are qualified and wish to join our team of employee-owners at ATA Engineering:

  • A current résumé or CV.
  • A copy of your up-to-date college transcripts. You may email them, or request that an official transcript be sent directly to the address below. If your transcript contains identifying information such as Social Security Number and/or date of birth, please delete this information prior to submitting your transcripts.
  • A statement confirming that you meet the definition of a U.S. Person as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15.

Please note: we prefer electronic copies of all documents, but you may also mail them to the address below if necessary. Many of our contracts require access to government, defense, and classified information. We cannot consider your application unless you are a U.S. Person. Unless you specifically state otherwise in your cover letter or email, you will be considered for all current openings at all ATA locations. Once we have reviewed your qualifications, you will be contacted by email regarding the status of your application.

Email all documents to [email protected]

Or mail them to:

Director, Human Resources
ATA Engineering, Inc.
13290 Evening Creek Drive South
San Diego, CA 92128

ATA Engineering, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact an ATA Engineering, Inc., Human Resources Representative at [email protected].