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Sr. Accounts Payable Specialist

Sr. Accounts Payable Specialist

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Who we are

The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


Our Values
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Who You Are

TSC is seeking a Sr. Accounts Payable Specialist who will help support our accounting and finance team using Oracle.



Your Mission

  • Oversee the timely and accurate processing of invoices.
  • Process AP in accordance with internal controls for proper authorization.
  • Review and verify coding to ensure accuracy of AP invoices. 
  • Entering AP invoices into Oracle ERP system, matching invoices with 
  • 3-way & 2-way purchase orders, and ensure proper approvals are obtained, etc.
  • Resolve purchase order, invoice or payment discrepancies.
  • Processing weekly payment
  • Banking skills: wire transfers, ACH files and positive pay files.
  • Banking credit card reconciliation.
  • AP Aging Analysis.
  • Responsible for new vendor set ups and preparation of year end 1099s.
  • Oversee the maintenance of supplier files.
  • Assist with tasks to help expedite the month end close process.
  • Participate in the design, development, testing, implementation and documentation of new processes.
  • Interacts with all levels of management and outside suppliers to resolve any AP issue, in a professional manner.
  • Prepare audit files as needed.

What you bring


  • 5 years’ experience in Accounts Payable preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Good time management skills to manage fluctuating work volume.
  • Detailed oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Experience working is a fast pace team environment.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Experience with ERP Systems, Oracle is a plus.


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.


The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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.

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