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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Butler America Sylmar, CA

Sylmar, CA
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Reporting to the Finance Director, the position is responsible for all aspects of financial accounting including general ledger, cost accounting, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and payroll. Additionally, the position is responsible for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley regulations.



*Oversees daily accounting and finance functions and looks for ways to improve efficiency and eliminate non-value-added activities. Oversight includes among other areas, inventory, research and development, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.

*Coaches, develops and supervises the accounting team to raise their skill levels while improving department flexibility and contingency planning.

*Acts as a key resource working directly with the Finance Director on special projects, external audits, and continuous process improvements in such areas as internal control environment, account reconciliations, cash flow management, purchasing and accounts payable, expense reimbursements, and financial reporting.

*Oversees all general ledger transactions to ensure both proper accounting treatment and adherence to internal policies.

*Key contributor during ERP implementation.

*Performs GAAP analysis and research projects as necessary, including the potential change from US GAAP to IFRS.

*Expertise in general and industry specific generally accepted accounting principles.

*Maintains and fosters internal controls over financial reporting.

*Liaison for internal control and financial statement audits conducted by both internal and external auditors.

*Special projects and analysis for Mason, platform, and Corporate as needed.

*Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above

*Understand and live by Esterline's ethics and business conduct policies


*Experience in manufacturing, preferably in aerospace

*FAR and CAS experience preferred

*Knowledge and experience with the implementation of lean principles

*Strong analytical skills, documentation skills, and people skills

*Capable of interfacing objectively with people at all levels and all functions within the organization including Sales, Operations, Contracts, Finance, Program Management and Senior Management

*Experience with ERP systems


*BA in Accounting

*Supervisory experience

*CPA or MBA preferred

*FAR and CAS experience preferred

*5+ years of accounting and finance experience, preferably in both public accounting and private industry