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Job Description

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Senior Accounting/Finance Specialist
MPP : Finance
Palo Alto, CA

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Job Duties:

• Plans, leads, organizes and manages the general accounting activities for the MPP division of CPI.
• Delivers analytical, organized and detail oriented accounting expertise.
• Provides meaningful analysis, interpretation and presentation of accounting and financial data, including communicating complex ideas to senior managers.
• Coordinates with and advises appropriate managers of their financial implications on their procedures and operations; Assures compliance with government regulations, as required.
• Exercises responsibility for the accuracy and timely reporting of financial data, budget and/or forecast financial data.
• Utilizes continuous improvement methodologies.
• Establishes, reviews and monitors internal controls, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
• BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. MS degree a plus.
• 7+ years experience of broad knowledge in accounting, financial and business principles that maximized revenue and profits.
• Strong revenue recognition skills, including ASC 606 and Multiple Element Arrangements.
• Collaborative team player with ownership mentality.
• GAAP expertise and experience required.
• Government accounting experience a plus.
• JD Edwards knowledge and/or ERP implementation experience a plus.

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.