Payroll Accountant in San Diego, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 32 days ago

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll Accountant to work within our Finance and Accounting Group in San Diego, CA. This position, under general direction is responsible for developing, implementing, and/or maintaining one or more payroll related accounting system within that department.


  • Preforms various Payroll functions. (Processing of Payroll, pay to CO reconciliation, Tax filings, and weekly time card audits).
  • Determines and implements the most effective methods for controlling and processing accounting information.
  • Analyzes and responds to accounting questions in accordance with GAAP generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepares Payroll Journal Vouchers.
  • Prepares annual W-2s.
  • Responsible to complete quarter-end and year-end account reconciliations.
  • Ensures proper documentation in accordance with external requirements.
  • Prepares timely and reliable periodic summaries of accounting records and data.
  • Conducts special studies and analysis and prepares required accounting data for assigned projects and/or programs.
  • Functions in an advisory role and provide guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting, finance or related discipline along with six or more years of progressive experience in accounting with a bachelor's degree or four or more years of experience with a master's degree. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must have payroll experience.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience with SAP is strongly preferred.
  • Must possess leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of complex problems; (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including management; (4) the ability to represent the company as a knowledgeable resource on external projects; and (5) excellent computer skills.

Valid Through: 2019-10-9