Job Title:  Senior Accountant


Goleta, CA, US, 93117

Business Unit:  FMH Aerospace
Posting Date:  Jan 26, 2024
Job Description: 

Position Summary:

This Senior Accountant role is a key member of the accounting staff providing general accounting and financial support to the AMETEK PDT business, with manufacturing facilities in Goleta, CA.  The Senior Accountant will directly support the Assistant Controller, the Controller and assist in any ad-hoc analysis and projects as required.   


Essential Duties

Month-end journal entry preparation and analysis, and related balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Assist with monthly financial closings and required financial reporting
  • Coordinate and Participate in SOX month-end and quarter-end analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of annual operating and capital budgets, and all related corporate reporting requirements
  • Work with operations to identify variances and create efficiencies
  • Provide management with financial reports and updates on a routine basis
  • Work with business partners to ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies, procedures and controls and provide support on special requests
  • Run computer driven reports and analyze and interpret the resulting data.
  • Update operating system for new projects and communicate charge accounts to project owners
  • Assist with forecast for P&L, balance sheet, working capital & related metrics
  • Provide analysis on financial results (trends, performance metrics, benchmarks, margins, mix analysis, etc.)
  • Assist with annual physical inventories
  • Engage in various department-wide initiatives
  • Assist with both internal and external audit requirements
  • Assist with cross training in other areas of accounting department
  • Perform other related duties, ad hoc reporting & analysis, and special projects as required.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of the products, market, sales process and how these processes work


What We Look For

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Accounting and/or Finance required
  • 3-5 years of hands-on Accounting Experience
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred, MBA or CMA a plus
  • Experience in a manufacturing finance environment is preferred
  • Due to ITAR Restrictions an export license may be required.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office including advanced skills in Excel
  • Hyperion Enterprise and Oracle experience a plus
  • SOX internal control assessments (Section 404) experience a plus
  • Highly productive self-starter with strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Strong accountability and detail oriented; prepares accurate and timely work product.
  • Strong communication, presentation, interpersonal, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Must have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles (US GAAP)
  • Well organized and self-directed with the ability to relate to all levels of an organization
  • Must be a team player with high energy
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required  




Salary Minimum:  $80,000
Salary Maximum:  $100,000
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria