Job Title:  Financial Accountant


Huntsville, AL, US, 35808

Business Unit:  Abaco Business Unit
Posting Date:  Sep 11, 2023
Job Description: 

Abaco Systems is a global leader in commercial open architecture computing and rugged embedded electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in aerospace & defense, industrial, energy, medical, communications and other critical sectors, Abaco’s innovative solutions align with open standards to accelerate customer success.

Abaco Systems is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2021 sales of more than $5.5 billion.


Position Sumary: To be successful as a Financial Accountant, you should have a familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and strong financial analysis skills. The candidate should also possess strong Excel skills, be detail-oriented, highly organized, and comfortable with independent work. In addition to providing financial reporting, planning and analysis support for the site, this person will support the day to day process for AP, AR, CAPEX and cash management, and provide necessary coverage on processing transactions when needed. The position relies heavily on analytical abilities and experience to sort through data and prepares meaningful information to assist management with decision making, financial deliverables, and business performance metrics and reports.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver all required finance/accounting data accurately and on time.
  • Perform accurate month-end financial close process including journal entries, account and intercompany reconciliations as well standard corporate reporting requirements.
  • Responds to financial inquiries by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting data.
  • Maintain and reconcile accurate balance sheets and general ledger accounts to meet audit and SOX requirements.
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations.
  • Investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance.
  • Fixed asset management, including capital budgets, additions, disposals  and tracking depreciation
  • Help prepare quarterly and annual statements by assembling data.
  • Coordinating with Corporate Tax to prepare federal, state, local, and special tax returns and questionnaires, including studying regulations, adhering to requirements and advising management on required actions.
  • Contributing to the development of new or amended accounting systems, programs, and procedures.
  • Performing other accounting duties as required or assigned.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required.
  • CPA or CPA candidate strongly preferred, 
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience




  • Familiarity with industry-specific software (SAP is a requirement, HFM is a plus)
  • Familiarity with GAAP.
  • Prior experience within Aerospace & Defense industry a plus
  • A highly productive self-starter with very strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Prior exposure to US tax processes.
  • Strong financial analysis skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational and skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly with Excel.



Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents. 


Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
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: Huntsville