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Apply Now Job ID: 468810BR Date posted: Jan. 23, 2019 City: Lakeland State: Florida
Description:Lockheed Martin Global Financial Services (GFS) is responsible for providing Accounts Payable (AP) services to various Lockheed Martin (LM) business area partners. The AP Tax & Accounting team is responsible for AP general ledger accounting to help maintain accurate financial statements for all business areas as well as for the corporation's AP tax reporting and compliance at both the federal and state levels. This Accountant position will be primarily responsible for providing accounting support on behalf of GFS and the Business Areas while also providing backup and ad hoc support for the team's tax duties.

As an AP Accountant, the candidate in this position will perform weekly IBS billing and booking to reflect payment activity performed by GFS on behalf of the business areas. This position will also complete monthly General Ledger reconciliations and reviews in the LM account reconciliation tool. Other duties include the support of month-end closing journal entries, audit requests, complex issue resolution, financial/accounting inquiries, reporting requests, system issue analysis, ad hoc and backup tax support, and process improvement initiatives.

This is a challenging position where the candidate must be a proven high performer and quick learner. The candidate must be able and willing to meet tight deadlines on a continuous basis. An ability to work effectively both independently and in a supportive, diverse team environment is expected. The employee will be expected to master various AP systems and processes while providing excellent customer service and maintaining frequent contact with business partners. A continued focus on ensuring applicable internal policies and controls as well as external regulatory requirements are followed is critical for success.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
-Proven knowledge of key accounting concepts
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks/priorities
- Proven detail-orientated and self-motivated work style
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
- Understanding of account reconciliations and issue resolution
- Experienced and demonstrated knowledge of accounting journal transaction posting and related impacts
- Demonstrated high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
Desired Skills:
- Experience within SAP ERP systems
- Knowledge of IRS AP tax regulations
- Strong technical skills including proficiency using automation tools (RPA, PowerQuery, macros, etc…)
- Demonstrated ability to quickly and efficiently identify and implement effective process improvements
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS2100 ENTERPRISE BUSINESS SERVICES Relocation Available: No Career Area: Finance Clearance Level: None Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day Shift: First Apply Now

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