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Financial Controller, Domestic

Global Research, Evaluation and Program Implementation Leader

This is a Full-time position in Bethesda, MD posted December 1, 2017.


• Minimum of 10 years of experience in a government contracting environment at international level to include HHS, HUD, ED, USDA, and other U.S. government agencies..
• Demonstrated financial management and P&L responsibility for $100M+ portfolio.
• Proficient with business systems such as Oracle, Hyperion, ERP, and Microsoft Suite of tools.
• Expertise in US GAAP and IFRS.
• Advanced understanding of CAS and FAR regulations. Ability to decide appropriate action for complex contractual and financials based on interpretation of FAR & CAS.
• Advanced forecasting skills with the ability to forecast P&L across a sector. Ability to understand the impact of business decisions impact on P&L and provide analysis to business leaders.
• Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of financial analysis.
• Advanced knowledge of complex contract types (CPFF, CPLOE, T&M, FP and hybrids).
• Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse client base world-wide
• Advanced understanding of international operations and experience with foreign currency management and inter-company agreements.
• Expert knowledge of Cash vs GAAP analysis.
• Advanced understanding of overhead rate centers applying knowledge to bid decisions.
• Action driven with thought leadership level analysis and business process management.
• Possess leadership qualities in accountability, integrity, respect, and vision.
• High energy, dynamic professional with strong leadership presence and demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to prioritize, delegate and follow through tasks with a diverse team.
• High level of competence in both written and verbal skills.
• Self-directed with proven ability to research complex issues, work independently, and multi-task several projects efficiently.
• Critical thinker with strong attention to detail and works well under pressure.
• Must be results-oriented with a high degree of initiative and personal accountability for excellent work.
• Strong financial presentation and management skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills, capable of developing and sustaining effective peer and corporate relationships.
• Ability to communicate effectively with others, including giving instructions, assignments and training.
• Focus people’s energy to meet objectives. Ability to implement checks and balances to identify problems early and quickly.
• Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
• Bachelor with 12 – 15 years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA or master degree and CPA preferred.


Successful candidate will possess strong Program Finance and leadership skills, substantial background in government contracting and exceptional financial and analytical skills to lead a large portfolio of HHS, HUD, ED, USDA, and other U.S. government agencies.

The individual selected for this position must possess expert working knowledge of all P&L and Balance Sheet aspects, a strong background in financial modeling and metrics, and ability to drive for superior results.

This position requires significant interaction with senior management, excellent communication and leadership skills, and ability to guide day to day finance and profit decisions. Role requires an understanding of the big picture, a strong desire to analyze, investigate, and resolve issues, ability to collaborate and lead through others, a strong questioning attitude, and a focus on continuous process improvement.

Successful candidate will have proven track record in leadership, credibility and influencing Senior Management to drive business performance and deliver sustainable, profitable growth.

• Responsible for all aspects of the division’s financial management including budget and forecast preparation, as well as financial risk management and compliant financial tenets.
• Responsible for division’s monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close activities and perform financial analyses to drive business and profit growth.
• Timely and accurate completion of budgets and forecasts with comprehensive trend and KPI analysis including management of risk and opportunity registers.
• Proactive and accurate administration of cyclical financial functions with emphasis on driver based, concise and insightful variance explanations.
• Strengthen cost competitiveness with emphasis on backlog analysis to include management and remediation of AR days, DSO, subaccount, indirect cost and DL and projects trending red.
• Strong focus on analytics, both top down and bottoms up, with project lifecycle analyses of impacts to P&L.
• Partner and collaborate with Division level clients and Shared Services Departments.
• Optimize efficiencies through enhanced intelligent processes and streamlined business processes.
• Deliver credible data to assist with proactive decision making.
• Deliver consistent, accurate and proactive financial reporting.
• Responsible for leading and executing successful client and internal audits.
• Ensure consistent financial treatment across US and site locations by implementing standardized best practices. Work closely with regional finance managers, financial analysts, and site teams.
• Perform financial analyses to interpret trends requiring management attention, and for the presentation of financial findings and specific recommendations to senior management.
• Assist project managers on understanding financial results, and create an environment of responsibility and accountability to budgets, cost, schedule, labor and profit.
• Ensure appropriate and accurate contract set-up, execution and closure.
• Maximize the financial health of the Division.


How to Apply

Application deadline: April 1, 2018