Who we are: 

Archer is an aerospace company based in Palo Alto, California building an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft with a mission to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility. We are designing, manufacturing, and operating an all-electric aircraft that can carry four passengers for 60 miles at speeds of up to 150 mph while producing minimal noise. 

Our sights are set high and our problems are hard, and we believe that diversity in the workplace is what makes us smarter, drives better insights, and will ultimately lift us all to success. We are dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive environment that embraces our differences, and supports and celebrates all of our team members.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement process and controls for capturing project costs for multiple research & development projects
  • Work with Engineering teams on development of BOM structures for accurate product costing methodologies
  • Play an integral role in ERP and other enterprise system implementations to ensure all product costing is accurately captured
  • Develop cost standards and lead periodic updates
  • Perform monthly close processes, including cost accounting accruals, inventory costing, obsolescence, balance sheet reviews and account reconciliations
  • Design and implement processes and controls for physical inventories and cycle counts
  • Serve as an expert on cost accounting issues and related best practices and procedures
  • Develop and provide consistent and accurate reporting of key supply chain metrics (e.g. utilization, efficiency)
  • Maintain company fixed asset register and accounting policies and work with other departments to track and forecast capital projects
  • Prepare various financial analyses related to R&D costs, manufacturing costs, inventory, and expense information as needed for decision making support
  • Develop and document policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls
  • Assist with the coordination and deliverables for audits, including maintaining comprehensive internal control documentation
  • Overtime, build and develop a strong cost accounting function in the company

What you need:

  • 10+ years relevant experience in a high growth manufacturing company with in-depth knowledge of GAAP, cost accounting, and financial reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. MBA/CMA/CPA are a plus
  • Experience with multiple costing standards (average, standard etc.) and designing and implementing controls around total cost capitalization
  • Experience in a large scale ERP implementation process required
  • Experience with long-term capital projects, a plus
  • Must be proactive, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize critical deadlines
  • High degree of initiative, exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills and commitment to a high level of accuracy


Archer is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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