Accounting & Special Projects Manager

Job Ref: 4486299003 | Type: (a) Full-time

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About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket Lab. Our team is 1,100 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly and we are action-oriented.

While other companies talk about it, we do it!


 Long Beach, California the Accounting & Special Projects Manager is responsible for Accounting support for rapidly growing acquisition portfolio. You will support the Corporate Controller and the Accounting & Finance organization, with deliverables required for internal leadership, board of directors, and investors.


  • Support end-to-end financial due diligence process for all M&A transactions and work with external auditors.
  • Validation of acquiree's accounting policies, harmonization with Company policy.
  • Evaluate of control environment, create pathway to SOX compliance.
  • Integration plan development, coordination and execution with Rocket Lab’s accounting and other departments, and the acquiree.
  • Other special projects as assigned.


  • CPA licensed, with a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or finance
  • 10+ years’ experience in accounting, some being in a management role
  • 3+ years of public accounting or consulting work experience, can include 2 years of corporate accounting work experience
  • ASC 606 knowledge
  • Exposure to mergers and acquisitions

Important Information:
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA 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, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status

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