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University Programs: General Accountant I

Plano, Texas


Powerful Careers – Legendary Innovations. Raytheon offers a wealth of opportunities for your future and beyond. Bring your talent and skills to a company where challenging the status quo and innovative thinking is encouraged. Our recent college graduate and internship/co-op opportunities allow you to put your academic achievements to work. You'll be presented with opportunities that have an immediate impact on who we are and our presence in a global industry.

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Raytheon has a great opportunity for a recent college graduate to fulfill a role within the Global Business Services (GBS) Controller Organization. The GBS Controller organization has the overall responsibility for protecting the assets controlled by the Global Business Services group, and for ensuring the accuracy of the reported financial results and transactions, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley section 404.

The General Accountant role is an excellent way to learn about Raytheon’s accounting systems and practices. The position will be responsible for general accounting support including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation, financial reporting, and audit support. This is a critical and challenging role with opportunity for growth. We would love to have you join our GBS Controller team!

Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting the reconciliation activities and close processes of the GBS General Accounting team
    • General Ledger accounting entries
    • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
    • Bank Account Reconciliations
    • Data analysis and related corrective action associated with the accounting activities above
  • Initial primary responsibilities likely to include:
    • International Bank Account Reconciliations, which will require a close working relationship with our Global Disbursements team, AP, Travel & Expense, and Payroll.
    • Supporting Lease Accounting activities related to the adoption of ASC842
    • Working closely with our GBS Tax group, on Sales, Use, and Property tax, as well as Value Added Tax (VAT)
    • Raytheon International Incorporated (RII) Accounting month end close activities
    • Enterprise-wide Census report preparation & coordination
    • Other Balance Sheet account reconciliations as needed
  • A minimum of 2 documented process improvements each year, and complete a 6sigma project within the first year of employment
  • PwC, DCAA, and Internal Audit Support, as needed
  • Ad hoc projects providing exposure to Corporate Treasury, Corporate Accounting, Business Accounting, SAP Competency Center, etc.
  • Exposure to and possible involvement in supporting multiple areas of GBS including Accounts Payable, Travel & Expense, Payroll, Timekeeping, Tax, Global Disbursements, Contracts to Cash, etc.
  • Possibilities of role expansion and rotational opportunities in all Accounting areas of the GBS General Accounting team include Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Labor & Payroll, etc.
Required Skills:
  • Strong organization and analytical skills, ability to work well in teams, and have strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work with detailed data
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Experience meeting deadlines and working in a schedule driven environment.

Desired Skills:
  • 3.0 GPA and above.
  • Experience in an accounting/financial setting working with numbers, data sets, or computations.
  • Relevant internship or co-op experience.
Required Education (including Major):

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or similar discipline by August 2019 or have graduated within 18 months prior to start date. Please upload a copy of your most recent transcripts with your resume when applying to this requisition.

US Citizenship Required:

This position requires access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US Citizenship

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.