Virgin Orbit

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Job Locations 
US-CA-Long Beach
Regular Full-Time

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Who we are

At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.


Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking an Accountant to join the team. The primary role will be to provide accounting support for both the finance team and a broad range of teammate “customers” who rely on timely and accurate accounting support and financial information. This role will be responsible for performing a portion of the monthly accounting close process and select financial reporting. We are seeking an individual who is pro-active, self-directed and possesses an atypical high quality bar for themselves. If you’re the type of person who obsesses over details and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced start up environment, Virgin Orbit may be the place for you. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

  • Prepare journal entries complete with necessary supporting documentation and schedules.
  • Prepare account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Provide account analysis where necessary to appropriately determine accruals or other estimates to be recorded in the general ledger.
  • Update and maintain the fixed asset schedules and calculate monthly depreciation.
  • Assist in performing technical accounting research to determine appropriate treatment for a variety of transactions under US GAAP & IFRS.
  • Prepare supporting schedules for use in financial statements and footnote.
  • Assist in providing critical financial information to other teammates within and outside of Finance.
  • Assist in coordinating the annual financial statement audit and working with our external auditors on various accounting issues as needed.
  • Assist in the continued implementation and development of our Oracle ERP.
  • Perform data extractions and prepare reports to support financial statements.
  • Assist in general process improvements and process documentation for all facets of the accounting cycle as well as the continued development and documentation of our accounting policies and procedures.
  • Cultivate internal relations at all levels by providing support and a high level of customer service.
  • Perform various projects such as research, special projects & analysis as needed.
  • Ad hoc projects as directed.

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance and/or Business is required. 
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in public accounting or a mix of public and private sector accounting experience is preferred.
  • Possess strong knowledge of accounting rules or the ability to perform research to properly interpret and determine the appropriate accounting treatment for common transactions.
  • Demonstrated experience with accounting systems and practices. Oracle experience a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to present and explain financial data and analysis to both finance and non-finance audiences.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office Suite applications, specifically Excel.

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Creative and proactive, with a keen eye for detail and shows initiative to solve problems and deliver solutions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with ‘on the spot’ priority situations in a quick and effective manner.
  • Able to learn quickly and grasp the project and operational details.
  • Ability to understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in order to meet schedules and timelines.

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


Personal Requirements

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”

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Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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