Corporate Accountant-Government Accounting

US - AZ - Tempe, US - CA - Carlsbad, US - CA - Irvine, US - CA - San Diego, US - CO - Englewood, US - DC - Washington, US - GA - Atlanta, US - MA - Boston, US - MA - Marlborough, US - TX - Austin, US - TX - Bryan/College Station Ref #8512 21-Apr-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Accountant working for our Government Accounting team in Carlsbad, CA. The Corporate Government Accounting team maintains the company government contract cost accounting framework and acts as the primary point of contact for DCAA/DCMA and/or Contract Audits. The Corporate Accountant will join a dynamic team of finance/accounting professionals who support the following critical functions for the company by performing internal reviews and recurring analyses:

  • Support routine DCAA audits including Incurred Cost Claim and Forward Pricing audits, as well as various Cost Accounting Standard (CAS) audits by capturing audit requested data from functional accounting groups.
  • Track audit requests from government audit teams and assuring the timely delivery of responses in a current, accurate and complete manner.
  • Support Government Accounting process improvement initiatives such as maintaining and detailing procedures for key processes.
  • Perform internal compliance reviews for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness of expenses per FAR Part 31 Cost Principles
  • Support senior staff’s calculation of ad hoc analyses and cost impacts by capturing relevant research, reporting, and transactional data needed to complete analyses.
  • Complete recurring analyses and data gathering to support various required reports and cost summaries that are required by government regulation to include supporting of the annual incurred cost claim and submission, risk assessments and other related compliance reports from various governmental agencies.

  • 2+  years of experience in Accounting and/or Internal Audit preferably at a US Government Contracting business or Federal Government Agency (e.g. DCAA or DCMA) 
  • High level of aptitude with various computer financial applications (e.g., MS Excel) and ERP systems (e.g., Oracle)
  • Proven track record of understanding audit requests, research pertinent regulations, collect and prioritize company financial data to support audit requests and work interactively with other functional groups.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including organizing, scheduling, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
  • Solid communication skills and ability to build relationships within the company.
  • Attention to detail and high-quality threshold for one’s work products and solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent experience
  • US Government position. US Citizenship required
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • CPA License
  • Experience and solid understanding of FAR, CAS, DFAR, Contract Clauses, DCAA/DCMA guidelines, Indirect Rates, Forward Pricing Agreements, Incurred Cost Claims all a plus
  • Big 4 public accounting experience
  • Demonstrated ERP system experience (Oracle preferred)

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:



Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



Worker Classification:

At Viasat, we consider many factors when it comes to compensation, including the scope of the position as well as your background and experience. The starting salary for this position is $58,325 annually, but an offered salary may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. This position may also be eligible for other cash or stock incentives, including Viasat’s Employee Stock Purchase Program, which allows Viasat employees to purchase Viasat stock at a discount. Learn more about Viasat’s comprehensive benefit offerings that are focused on your holistic health and wellness.

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