Government Accounting Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Aerospace Group is currently seeking an Aerospace Group Government Accounting Manager to join our team. This role can sit out of our Irvine, CA or Los Angeles, CA location. 

Position Overview: 

The Aerospace Group Government Accounting Manager will ensure compliance with government regulations and standards, including the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS) and the US Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).   This position will be responsible for: a) developing forward pricing rate proposals in compliance with government accounting regulations and standards, b) interfacing with Government auditors on forward pricing rates, business systems, and CAS compliance activities, c) developing  Government accounting and pricing capability throughout Eaton Aerospace, d) supporting the development and maintenance CAS Disclosure Statements, e) providing training on government accounting-related requirements to other Eaton Aerospace employees  and f) monitoring FAR unallowable cost reporting, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) compliance, and compliance with Eaton’s labor reporting procedures, including managing corrective action plans where gaps or non-compliances exist.


This position supports the Aerospace Government Accounting Director in preparing Forward Pricing Rate proposals, responding to Government audit requests, justifying Eaton’s positions in negotiations with the Government, preparing CAS Disclosure Statements, monitoring “unallowable cost” and taking corrective action to ensure compliance with the US Government Contract requirements, as well as Eaton’s Government Contract policies and procedures. This position will be primarily responsible for Aerospace business units located in Irvine, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Euclid, OH but may also be called upon to assist with other Aerospace operations within the U.S. as dictated by workload requirements. Travel will be up to 15 percent.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

  • Review Aerospace site accounting practices, procedures, and related internal controls to ensure the compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFARS), US Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other Business Systems requirements.
  • Lead the preparation and support negotiation of all Aerospace forward pricing rates and incurred costs claims, as applicable
  • Work closely with accounting and pricing staff to ensure that forward pricing rate submissions and contract proposals utilize current, accurate and complete cost or pricing data.
  • Monitor and report on internal control gaps and associated corrective action plans
  • Interface with Government auditors on accounting matters and serve as primary point of contact for DCAA and DCMA audit and inquiry matters
  • Maintain effective records to support Government audits and fact finding.  Drafts and coordinates review of responses to Government requests for records
  • Assist in delivering training programs to assure that company personnel have the job knowledge to fulfill obligations imposed by Government/contracts accounting and business system requirements.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of US Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Disclosure Statements and management of related administration requirements
  • Assist in the monitorship of Eaton’s labor/time reporting procedures

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics or Finance from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of government accounting/finance experience within the Aerospace or Defense industry
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Irvine, CA or Los Angeles, CA will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of government accounting/finance experience within the Aerospace or Defense industry
  • Prior experience working with DCMA and DCAA Government oversight representatives 

Position Criteria:
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently within a matrixed organizational structure with a minimal level of supervision
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Government cost accounting requirements and standards (i.e. FAR/CAS) and forward pricing bid rate/pricing proposal practices.
  • Working knowledge of advanced accounting and ERP systems.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER Aerospace Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time