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Ricardo Defense - Accountant

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Troy, MI

Job Description


Ricardo Defense is experiencing high growth and is seeking an exceptional Accountant to add to our growing finance team. This Accountant position is an exciting career opportunity for a confident, detailed individual with experience performing accounting duties for a manufacturing company.

Ricardo Defense is a full-service engineering and technology company that develops customized solutions for government and commercial organizations. Ricardo Defense combines experience, skill, and innovation to bring leading-edge technologies and engineering to customers who require mission-critical systems. Our core capabilities include designing complex embedded systems and technology-enabled business management solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites:

This Accountant position will assist with the accounting operations of the company. These duties include:

  • The production of periodic financial reports
  • Assist with month-end processes such as preparing and auditing journal entries
  • Assist with Corporate budget and corporate cash forecast
  • Assist with Accounts Payable vouchers
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly consolidated reports such as forecast, headcount, risk, etc.
  • Maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records
  • Maintenance of a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results
  • Provide operational insight into factors affecting performance
  • Identify financial performance risks to business and opportunities to mitigate those risks
  • Lead risk management practices
  • Advise management on protection against property losses and potential liabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or another related field. Master’s degree preferred but not required
  • Seven years of accounting experience required
  • Experience in operational and corporate finance experience; tax, IFRS and treasury experience required; CPA or CMA certification preferred
  • A minimum of ten years of experience managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, general accounting, banking/cash management and tax matters; internal and external audits
  • Must have experience working in a manufacturing background
  • Must have experience with SAP
  • Defense experience and knowledge in CAS & FAR is a plus
  • Must possess strong analytical and research skills
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance principles
  • Maintains chart of accounts and ensures robustness of reporting structure is consistent with business needs as required by multiple levels of management, regulatory and government agencies
  • Prepare reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses and earnings based on past, present and expected operations

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement’. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.