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Spirit AeroSystems Accountant 1 in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


The Level 1 Accountant performs basic to intermediate accounting functions ifor Spirit AeroSystems’ Corporate Accounting Department. Spirit accounting team is looking to add a high performing candidate in response to increased business activity.

  • Collect and analyze accounting data for accurate entries and internal/external reporting

  • Use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and controls that will prevent or reduce risk of potential misstatements

  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), internal controls, and company and departmental procedures

  • Prepare and record journal entries in the general ledger

  • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts

  • Assist with internal and external audit requests

  • Prepare supporting schedules for assigned areas for monthly financial review

  • Manage assigned projects to deadlines

  • Work under deadlines and assist with resolving accounting challenges

  • Collaborate and grow in a team environment and be willing to learn and be coached by experienced accountants

  • Learn and apply knowledge and training in SAP and Hyperion Financial Management


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or other related business area of study and 0 - 2 years of related experience

  • CPA preferred

  • Solid understanding of GAAP and accounting principles

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment

  • Proficiency in Excel required

Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID2021-6080

Posted Date2 weeks ago(2/18/2021 5:52 PM)