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Assistant Controller
Posted on 12/1/2022
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Science
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • At least 8 of years of experience, including a mix of progressive public accounting and industry experience
  • At least 4 years of supervisory and leadership experience
  • Professional certification such as CPA, CFM or CMA
  • Experience with GAAP and relevant financial accounting regulations
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with experience working in a big data environment
  • Prior experience in a fast paced, high growth environment
  • Manufacturing and/ or inventory experience, preferably within the aerospace and defense industry
  • Critical thinking: ABL employees understand the "why" behind all decisions, operational events and outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: there is not always a roadmap and ABL employees must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to-end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete; there is no one to pick up the slack of partially complete work
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Oversee the monthly close process on an end-to-end basis ensuring the quality and timeliness of close
  • Oversee and coordinate the information requirements and analysis needed to support the company's external auditor's audits
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual financial reportingreports schedules
  • Manage and coordinate the preparation of the company's income tax provisions
  • Provide oversight and review of financial analyses of strategic initiatives and projects
  • Develop and ensure effective implementation of internal controls for the organization and the company as a whole and oversee management's testing of the company's internal controls
  • Plan, develop, and implement effective accounting strategies, policies, and procedures in accordance with evolving regulations, legal and government requirements, and industry trends
  • As part of this, provide and develop in-house technical expertise in the research, interpretation and implementation of complex accounting standards which impact the company
  • Review contracts and agreements, research relevant accounting guidance, and recommend, and document accounting and financial reporting requirements for complex transactions
  • Prepare technical accounting memorandums for significant transactions and support the review process with management and external auditors
  • Oversee any implementations of new software or tools deemed necessary to the organization's growth
  • Build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with domain leaders to help guide and influence decision-making regarding accounting and reporting issues
  • Leadership and oversight of ad hoc projects
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.