Airbus Helicopters, Inc
  • 05-Sep-2019 to 25-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • 10120 Business Control and Cost Accounting
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: 

This position compiles, analyzes, and reports on the specific costs of the various business functions.  Maintains the master data necessary to provide management the appropriate level of costing information.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.  Maintain/Safeguard Master Data: 35%

  • Oversee or maintain the appropriate setup of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements, orders, material, etc. as it pertains to financial reporting.
  • Monitors and adjusts inventory unit costing as necessary.

2.  Financial period closing: 25%

  • Process monthly, quarterly, and yearly period end closing procedures
  • Create, review, and post necessary accruals, journal entries, and processes as necessary
  • Review, maintain, and record the spares obsolescence model, the Customer Support Program (CSP)/Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) models, and over/under labor and burden absorption processes

3.  Reporting: 20%

  •  Generate accurate gross margin, inventory, work in process, and working capital reporting
  •  Performs necessary account reconciliations 

4.  Audit & Tax: 15%

  • Support of audits internal and external
  • Support preparation of tax filings as required

Additional Responsibilities:  

Other duties as assigned:  5%

  • Special analysis and reports as requested by management on as needed basis

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required or equivalent in experience and education


  • Requires minimum six years' experience within a cost accounting function. Education beyond the minimum requirement can be substituted for experience.  Requires knowledge of cost accounting principles, and strong analytical and mathematical ability.  Must have knowledge of SAP basic modules.
  • Job cost accounting is required
  • Knowledge of Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC)/Business Warehouse (BW) is preferred


  • CMA/CPA and/or MBA preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management
  • Ability to act with minimum supervision
  • Manage multiple assignments and deadlines effectively
  • Must be professional with a high degree of integrity
  • Must be able to effectively transition between concept and implementation

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Effective communicator (verbal and written) able to convey clear and timely.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Microsoft Office suite, SAP (FICO, PP, PS, CO, COPA, COPCA).
  • Preferred systems experience in BPC and BW.


  • Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:

Responsible for the implementation of AHI's current cost accounting practices, procedures, and reporting. This is done with respect to the Group's direction and the needs of AHI.

Organizational information:

Reports to Sr. Manager Cost Accounting, Planning & Reporting

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

This position has the direct responsibility for ensuring the accurate reporting of revenue and cost for the company. This information will be used in guiding the company

Nature of Contacts:

Involved communication on a  daily basis with internal parties only

Physical Requirements:

Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Requires use of computer.

Equal Opportunity:

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training.

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status. Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.


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