Project Accountant

Nanoracks Hiring in Houston
Position:Project Accountant
Reports To:VP of Finance
Location:Webster, TX
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About Nanoracks

Nanoracks is a cutting-edge aerospace company focusing on providing commercial access to space, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), suborbital vehicles, expendable launch vehicles, and more! We have sent over 1,000 payloads to the Space Station, kickstarted the CubeSat deployment revolution, and have customers in over 30 nations.

Since 2009, Nanoracks has created and expanded new in-space markets and has been the world leader for ushering in a new era of in-space services. Currently, Nanoracks is working to build commercial space stations (“Outposts”) from the spent upper stages of launch vehicles in orbit. This technology will enable spent upper stages to be used as crewed and un-crewed space stations for various purposes and customers—both civil and commercial.

Nanoracks will provide and facilitate an ecosystem of interoperable technologies and distributed free flying space stations. You can read our approach here.

We hope you’ll apply to join our team. We work with leaders from all over the world, including NASA, universities and government centers both foreign and domestic, and commercial companies. We’re fast, fun, passionate, and love sending things to space.

What We're Looking For

Smart, talented, critical thinkers with an ability to handle responsibility in a dynamic and ever-changing landscape. You will own your projects and be results oriented. Nanoracks is a small company (70+ awesome people), but we interface with much larger organizations from around the world.  You will need to be able to work in small and large groups as well as simultaneously execute an entire project on time.

Nanoracks is looking for a Project Accountant, in Webster, TX. This individual will be highly motivated and have previous experience as a business analyst while also supporting general accounting operations, reporting and audits.

This role will work under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgement while also preparing financial information and reports, supporting the weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end close activities, perform intercompany transactions and account reconciliations, and ensure the accuracy of financial statements in compliance with US GAAP and internal policies.

Project Accountant



  • Coordinate and oversee assigned accounting processes
  • Analyze complex financial data and extract relevant information
  • Assist with the identification and implementation of process improvement initiatives for Nanoracks and other subsidiaries
  • Support the external audit of the company’s quarterly and annual financial statements, including preparation of audit schedules and responding to auditor questions and requests
  • Support merger and acquisition initiatives and integration efforts


General Ledger / Month-End:

  • Perform General Ledger accounting duties including analyzing and assuring the accuracy of general ledger account activities and preparing journal entries on a regular basis for individual projects
  • Obtain an understanding of established internal controls and accounting policies and procedures and effectively improve, maintain, and enforce such controls, policies, and procedures
  • Responsible for month-end close procedures, including preparation of monthly journal entries, account reconciliations and analyses of results
  • Areas of responsibility will primarily include ASC 606 revenue recognition, intercompany transactions, fixed assets, payroll, maintenance of general ledger accounts and account mapping, and coding of expenses
  • Facilitate local statutory filing and audits, if applicable
  • Perform GAAP conversion from local GAAP to US GAAP for the subsidiaries, if applicable


Financial Reporting:

  • Support the development of financial reports for executive leadership
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes to increase timeliness, efficiency and improve the accuracy of financial reporting
  • Assist with running standard and ad-hoc reports along with developing new accounting templates
  • Support with project management reports to identify profit and loss for business product lines.



Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of related accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Strong accounting background with thorough knowledge of current U.S. GAAP required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (such as Excel and Word)
  • Experience with project/general ledger accounting in a public company environment
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to apply critical decision making with shifting priorities
  • Ability to multi-task in a high volume; deadline driven environment with the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Detail and process-oriented; good understanding of business and financial issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ERP Systems, such as NetSuite, is a plus
  • Experience working for a CPA firm is a plus
  • US CPA License a plus
  • Prior experience supporting IPO / public offering, mergers and acquisitions process or other financial transactions is a plus
  • Industry (Space, Engineering, Construction) knowledge is a plus, but not required


EEO Statement:

It is our policy to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran stats, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, our policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, lay-off, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


Competitive with local and industry standard.

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