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AAR CORP Staff Accountant- Programs in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Staff Accountant- Programs

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 10975

AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad menu of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. We are a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value. At AAR we are committed to doing it right, and we have built our core values based on that premise.


  • The Staff Accountant has responsibility to account for the cost of products that flow through the Programs business and reporting profitability of the customers.

  • Inventory is the key asset of the business and the Staff Accountant seeks to establish functional excellence in inventory accounting and supporting the business efforts to earn desired returns on this investment.


  • Maintains the accuracy of the perpetual inventory system, the costs used, the reconciliation to the general ledger accounts and ensures proper recording of cost of sales.

  • Continuously improves the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting operations for inventory.

  • Provides reporting and analysis to support inventory, repair orders and the cost of sales.

  • Accurately accounts for the costs of inventory and repair orders at time of purchase, as carried in stock, and invoicing upon sale.

  • Meets reporting requirements for internal and external needs associated with inventories, including results of operations, age of the inventory, reconciliations, and analyses.

  • Accountable for internal controls over assigned areas.

  • Accounts for assigned areas in accordance with AAR policies and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) recording appropriate journal entries.

  • Assists with the audits of the financial records and controls as they relate to Program accounting.

  • Analyzes operating results and trends to make recommendations to control costs, safeguard assets, and improve profits.

  • Compute & process Program customer billings in accordance to their contract.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Problem Solving: ability to develop and implement new ideas to improve processes

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Analytical skills: must be able to gather information and use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with various types of computer software including Microsoft Office products.

  • Knowledge of IMOPS, Browser, and Lawson is a plus.

  • Strong mathematical and analytical abilities.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Accounting from four-year college or university.


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

  • The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.

  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, PTO, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth. Our newly remodeled Wood Dale office also has an on-site cafeteria and fitness center.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please click "Apply Online" at the bottom of the page.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran