Principal Specialist, Accounting & Controllership Hybrid, CedarRapids, Iowa

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CedarRapids, Iowa

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United States of America


UTIA2: Corp – IA-Collins 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52227 USA

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Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

To realize our full potential, Raytheon Technologies is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, and investors.

The following position is to join our Corporate or Research Center Team:

Job Description

The Enterprise Services (ES) Controller Organization is looking for a seasoned professional contributor who is a detail-oriented and enterprising to join the General Accounting Team. The ES Controller organization has the overall responsibility for protecting the assets controlled by the Enterprise Services group, and for ensuring the accuracy of the reported financial results and transactions, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404.

The position will be responsible for managing small projects and processes, reviewing and coaching the work of lower-level professionals, and general accounting support including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation, financial reporting, and audit support.  This role requires project management skills, advanced knowledge of the work area, strong analytical skills, the ability to work with detailed data, complex problem-solving skills, creativity, and effective time and resource management skills.  This is a critical and challenging role with opportunity for growth.

Responsibilities include:

Managing small projects, specifically related to process improvements and harmonization
Projects will provide exposure to Corporate Treasury, Corporate Accounting, Business Accounting, Business Systems & Transformation (SAP), etc.
Reviewing and coaching the work of lower-level professionals
Supporting the reconciliation activities and close processes of the ES Accounts Payable Accounting Team, General Ledger accounting entries, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Bank Account Reconciliations, Data analysis, and related corrective action associated with the accounting activities above
Provide external audit support, as needed
Working directly with Accounts Payable and Disbursements ES groups
Possibilities of exposure, role expansion, and/or rotational opportunities in all Accounting areas of the ES General Accounting team (Fixed Assets, Indirect Tax, Labor/Payroll, etc)

Required Qualifications:

Advanced knowledge of work area
Project management skills
Analytical, problem identification, problem-solving and decision-making skills of difficult and complex problems, which may require understanding of broader set of issues
Self-starter with the ability to take the initiative and ownership of assignment, work autonomously with limited oversight, and a desire to improve processes
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a team environment; must work well with others
Confidence with the ability to make sound decisions and the capacity to sift through complex information to focus on the critical priorities
Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced setting
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
Prior experience or knowledge of SAP or other major ERP system

Required Experience and Education

This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field and at least 5 years of applicable experience gained in a Corporate Finance or Accounting environment or an Advanced Degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Previous Raytheon Finance experience a plus
Master’s degree and/or CPA a plus

US Citizenship:

This position may require access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US citizenship.
This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.  Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Location: Hybrid or Remote

Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite.  Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home).  An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed. TO BE CONSIDERERD FOR REMOTE ROLES CANDIDATES MUST BE LOCATED IN THE CONUS

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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JBRTX-01598112  2023.03.10

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