Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Principal Accounts Payable Specialist in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Principal Accounts Payable Specialist

Locations:Minnetonka, MN

Categories: Finance

Job Description

Job ID:JV20183108-47342

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people?s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation?s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work ? and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they?re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking aPrincipal Accounts Payable Specialistfor our team inMinnetonka, MN.


  • Perform 3 way match to process vendor payments

  • Process vouchers and payments via checks or ACH

  • Review and ensure proper documentation, correct codes and allowability of the payments

  • Work with buyers to resolve any discrepancies between PO, Invoice and Receipts

  • Follow up on returns to vendors

  • Apply debit memos

  • Set invoices up for payment in the system

  • Manage vendor payments for cash management

  • Reconcile and resolve supplier statement of accounts

  • Correspond with vendors and respond to vendor payment inquiries

  • Supply Chain Management support of PO closeout

  • Monitor accounts payable invoices to ensure payments are up to date

  • Contact supplier and buyer on aged receipts or no invoice received

  • Route for buyer and finance approval

  • Oversee and monitor voucher approvals

  • Take discounts per purchase order terms

  • Pay per terms of purchase orders

  • Off-cycle, special check requests

  • Process wires (Record wire payments in AP Module)

  • Support DCAA, internal and external audit requests

  • Keep current all process documentation

  • Testing for system issues, configuration changes, implementations and upgrades

  • Maintain and process reoccurring payments including building rent payment

Minimum Qualifications/Experience

  • HS and 6 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Proficiency with MS Excel, Outlook

  • Prior experience with Deltek Costpoint Financial module preferred

  • Strong customer service and communication skills with the ability to build working relationships

  • Ability to follow standard policies and procedures to ensure Company and Government compliance

Competencies the Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Functional/technical skills

  • Action oriented/drives for results

  • Priority setting

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Adapts to change/change management agent

  • Informing/communicating

  • Continuous process improvement

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type:Full Time

Desired Travel:less than 25%

Years of Experience:5-8 Years

Education:High School/GED