L3 Technologies Senior Accountant in Carlsbad, California

Senior Accountant


L3 PHOTONICS, a division of L3 Technologies Inc., is a worldwide leader in the development of optical data link systems for defense and aerospace applications. Using our proprietary photonics technology to develop and manufacture unique fiber optic communication systems has led to the creation of an exceptional portfolio of intellectual property. The company’s patented technology includes bi-directional, protocol independent, high scalable photonic networks capable of transmitting simultaneously in multiple formats, including digital, RF analog and video.

Our 30 years of experience in developing advanced technologies have aided the company in building well-established customer relationships with every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, various Government agencies and leading companies in the aircraft industry. Special Programs have allowed us to become a preferred provider of critical fiber optic technology to the classified community. L-3 PHOTONICS’ history of demonstrated growth and profitability has created outstanding career opportunities for scientists and engineers.

We are currently seeking a Senior Accountant to work directly under the Controller.The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to join an industry leader and work closely with top research, design, and development scientists and engineers. This position offers a career path at a competitive salary with excellent benefits, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement and more. Take the next step and make a difference in your career – join the L3 PHOTONICS team.


  • Assists the Controller in directing accounting functions, establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures

  • Administers all levels of accounting ranging from clerical level processing through more complex account reconciliations and analysis, and special projects as needed by management

  • Ensures monthly accounting close, reconciliations, and financial reporting activities are completed accurately and on time

  • Analyzes overhead and monthly calculation of indirect rates, and assists in preparing the annual incurred costs submission to the government, as well as annual provisional rates

  • Ensures company controls are consistent with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and coordinate quarterly self-audits

  • Administers the company’s Purchasing Card program

  • Assists with internal and external audits

  • Completes and files property tax and quarterly sales tax returns


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  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field

  • Minimum 8 years of industry experience with knowledge of FAR, CAS, and SOX Sec 104 requirements

  • Detail-oriented, self starter, and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills (especially Excel)

  • Experience with MS Dynamics Great Plains a plus

Applicants selected are required to be US Citizens and will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

Job Accounting-General

Primary Location USA-California-Carlsbad

US Security Clearance Required: Other

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: No

Organization: Division - Photonics-20000061

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: Oct 12, 2017, 4:24:15 PM

Req ID: 093093