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Stratolaunch, LLC Staff Accountant (Hybrid) in Bakersfield, California

Position Summary

Stratolaunch is developing an air-launch platform to contribute to high-speed research and development. The goal of Stratolaunch is to use the air-launch platform for enabling technologies that may not exist otherwise. Stratolaunch has the potential for creating technology development opportunities for commercial, philanthropic, and governmental organizations to collect rich and actionable data and drive advancements in science, research, and technology.

As a Staff Accountant , you will have ownership of the balance sheet and contribute to the monthly financial reporting package. You will be considered the subject matter expert on Stratolaunch’s capitalization policy and procedures and help build out our customer billing process.


  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts; identify and resolve discrepant items

  • Review, balance, and post financial data from multiple systems into the general ledger

  • Prepare supporting documentation for balance sheet accounts as well as journal entries

  • Analyze expenditures, capitalize, and track fixed assets over their useful lives

  • Oversee cost pools and ensure compliance of allowable and unallowable expenses

  • Oversee the Finance Team’s organization and management of data retention

  • Participate in ad hoc projects and assignments as needed

  • Serve as backup support to other team members


  • College level degree with a concentration in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or a directly related field, or the education and work experience equivalent

  • 3 to 5 years' full-cycle accounting experience, which includes reconciliations and general ledger maintenance

  • Strong organizational, analytical and detail skills, with attention to accuracy and deadlines

  • DOD contractor experience, cost accounting experience would be highly beneficial

  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment, both remotely and onsite

Applicants must be a US citizen or Green Card holder to be considered for this role.

Benefits and our location:

  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA

  • 9/80 schedule

  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)

  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave up to 16 weeks

  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit

  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education

Mojave Air & Spaceport is located 95 miles north of Los Angeles. To outsiders it may seem like it is the middle-of-nowhere, but it offers both affordability and central access to a variety of California’s best attractions and landmarks. Hikers will find themselves within a 2-3 hours distance of some of the best state and national parks, including Yosemite and Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Skiers will delight in being closely distanced to world-class resorts at Mammoth Mountain, Mountain High, and Big Bear. Beachgoers can find plenty of sand, sun, and sunsets at both Southern and Central California beaches like Ventura, Huntington, Santa Monica, and Pismo. The area also offers plenty of rural area for off-roading and horseback riding enthusiasts.

Stratolaunch is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at our company. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Our management team does not tolerate discrimination or harassment at any point during our employees’ and applicants’ time with us, especially with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

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Job Category: Accounting and Finance