Virgin Orbit, LLC

Account Payable & T&E Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
Req No.
2023-7467
Category
Finance
Type
Regular FT
Classification
Exempt

Location:

Long Beach, CA

Bonus:

Yes

Job Type:

Full-Time

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 a new member for our team to serve as an Account Payable (AP) and Travel and Expense (T&E) Manager.  If you join us in this position, you will assist in for the LauncherOne small satellite launch program. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

Your Mission

 

 Your part of the Mission

  • Hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating accounts payable and T&E staff members.
  • Overseeing routine department activities to ensure that they are completed accurately and on time.
  • Maintaining accurate and complete financial, employee, and client records.
  • Compiling, analyzing, and reporting financial information to management and government agencies.
  • Setting and facilitating the achievement of department objectives.
  • Developing, implementing, improving, and enforcing budgets, policies, and department controls to increase accuracy and efficiency.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with employees, clients, vendors, and lenders.
  • Timely and accurate processing of vendor invoices; 2 and 3-way matches
  • Ensure proper coding of invoices prior to entry into the accounting system
  • Reconcile corporate credit card (T&E and Purchasing cards)
  • Implement software tools where required
  • Track and review expense reports for proper documentation and policy adherence
  • Implement KPIs that are useful for management analysis and review
  • Assist Supervisor with the review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Constantly find process improvements and implement all projects necessary to be as efficient possible
  • Utilize project management skills in improving the department
  • Meet all month end deadlines for reporting and accruals
  • Maintain vendor files and tax information to ensure that we follow IRS guidelines for year-end 1099s
  • Effectively interact with and respond to vendor inquiries
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Assist in implementation of paperless procedures and other departmental projects

What you bring

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Accounting or Finance Preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting and management principles, accounts payable procedures and T&E processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially business solutions and bookkeeping software.
  • Strong planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze information and processes.
  • Motivation to develop and maintain internal and external relationships.
  • Commitment to ethical behavior with a willingness to adhere to all company policies and current financial legislation.
  • 10+ Years in Accounting Experience
  • Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel
  • Solid analytical skills, data analysis, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and confident in dealing with people at all organizational levels
  • Deliver a high volume of transaction work with accuracy and timeliness
  • Oracle R12 or similar ERP system experience
  • Concur or similar travel and expense software experience
  • OCR-based AP department experience
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness
  • Must be able to manage work efficiently in a fast-pasted environment, research financial data, troubleshoot and follow through on projects to completion
  •  

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

  • Be a self-starter who is highly motivated, and takes pride in their work
  • Bring a positive attitude to the team with new ideas, willing to share what worked and what didn’t work in your past companies
  • Manufacturing/Distribution industry experience preferred
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Ability to thrive as a ‘one person team’

 

 

Salary Range

$80,000 - $130,000

Total Rewards at Virgin Orbit

At Virgin Orbit, we are STRAIGHT UP, which means we encourage honest and transparent communication. Our goal is to help you interpret the pay range you see and understand that compensation is much more than simply base pay.  Individual compensation packages are based on candidate-unique attributes, including, but not limited to, skills, experience, qualifications, and other job-related factors.  Cash compensation is only part of the total reward package, and the range reflects a strong market-based salary.  Some jobs may also be eligible for bonus, overtime pay, weekend work compensation and differentials.  In addition to cash compensation, all Virgin Orbit teammates are eligible for equity which includes stock options and/or RSUs (Restricted Stock Units) and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). 

 

At Virgin Orbit, you work alongside some of the best and brightest, on the coolest premier dedicated small satellite launch service.  We also know that benefits and belonging are an important piece of your total rewards package.  At Virgin Orbit we offer some of the best around:

 

  • Robust time off with holiday shut down between Christmas and New Year
  • Better than market 401k including a Safe Harbor plan
  • Superior health and welfare benefits offering an average 90% of benefits premiums paid, including some plans with zero employee contributions
  • Financial wellness through Northstar which includes your personal financial advisor
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A variety of optional benefits such as pet insurance and discounts, and remote and/or hybrid opportunity for some positions
  • Health Reimbursement program providing up to $3,000 max per year for eligible teammates 
  • Employee Resource Groups, Virgin cultural gatherings and success celebrations, professional growth opportunities, and more!

 

At Virgin Orbit, pay and total rewards is about offering competitive programs for any stage of your life and career. We constantly look for opportunities to enhance our programs and reward our teammates and we update our benefits offerings regularly.

Other Requirements:

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!”

Search all of our job openings www.VirginOrbit.com

 

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.