Mojave, California, USA



Sr. Staff Accountant


Position Summary

Stratolaunch is a technology accelerator that engineers operationally realistic testing at Mach 5+. Our air-launched, Talon testbeds are reusable, cost-effective platforms that enable routine access to the hypersonic environment. We deliver flight data critical to validating system performance and achieving rapid technology deployment. Together with our customers, we drive innovations that are imperative to advancing national security.


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.



  • Assist with month-end closing process: preparing, analyzing, and booking recurring and non-recurring journal entries
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts; identify and resolve discrepant items
  • Review, balance, and post financial data from multiple systems into the general ledger
  • Analyze expenditures, capitalize, and track fixed assets over their useful lives
  • Oversee cost pools and ensure compliance of allowable and unallowable expenses
  • Billing creation and submission for assigned programs
  • Oversee the Finance Team’s organization and management of data retention
  • Participate in ad hoc projects and assignments as needed
  • Performs varied work assignments with limited supervision
  • Brings inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management, along with proposals for resolution
  • 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
  • 5+ years’ full-cycle accounting experience, which includes reconciliations and general ledger maintenance
  • Understanding of government accounting, i.e. FAR, DFARS, CAS
  • 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


Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is located in Mojave, CA


Benefits and our location:

  • $85,400-$115,400
  • Relocation eligible to local area – Mojave, CA
  • 9/80 schedule
  • Healthcare (medical, dental, vision, prescription drugs)
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • 50% company match per contributed dollar into 401(k) savings plan up to the IRS annual limit
  • Tuition reimbursement


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.


Not much for the outdoors and prefer the city life? You’re within a half day’s drive or less of Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and San Francisco where you can find a variety of live entertainment, museums, tours, and historical sight-seeing. Theme parks are in abundance, with Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland, and Knotts Berry Farm ready to meet the needs of rollercoaster thrill seekers.


Food and drink fanatics are in a haven of delectable choices. Wine aficionados will also find easy access to some of the state’s best vino in Paso Robles, Santa Ynez, and even more locally in Tehachapi and Agua Dulce. Beer fanatics will find some of the best West Coast IPAs at Bravery and Lucky Luke’s in Lancaster. Any food option you crave is covered, and we always recommend the authentic and fresh Mexican food that you won’t find anywhere else in the United States.

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

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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