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Director, Program Control

Global Research, Evaluation and Program Implementation Leader

This is a Full-time position in Bethesda, MD posted December 6, 2017.


• Bachelor Degree in Accounting / Finance or related field plus 15+ years of relevant experience, experience requirement may change depending on the relevant education level and certifications
• Expert in organizational development from concept to implementation.
• Demonstrated results creating processes and identifying process improvements in a fast-paced and changing business environment
• 10+ years of experience working in the government contracting industry
• 10+ years of experience leading and supporting ERP implementation and change management efforts
• 10+ years of experience implementing standardized best practices for project control and accounting
• Experience working in a government contracting environment at a domestic and international level. Agencies include: USAID, DFID, HHS, HUD, ED, USDA, and other U.S. government agencies
• Highly motivated and disciplined leader
• Strong analytical skills and leadership capabilities; works well under pressure
• Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to prioritize, delegate and follow through tasks with a team
• Self-directed with proven ability to research complex issues, work independently, and multi-task several projects efficiently
• Strong financial presentation and management skills and leadership experience
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, capable of developing and sustaining effective peer and corporate relationships
• High level of competence in both written and verbal skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with others, including giving instructions, assignments and training
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
• Team player able to work within the group as well as across functions.
• Strong analytical skills
• 10+ years of experience working with Oracle ERP Systems.
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Federal government regulations experience preferred
• 15+ years of experience and BA/BS degree in business, finance, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience


• Establish and lead the project control function supporting multiple programs across all business areas
• Ensures program cost control with responsibilities for both internal and external reporting. Emphasis will be placed on the following reporting of customer deliverables
• Performing analyses and preparing reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed upon parameters and government cost control guidelines
• Responsible for implementing standardized best practices for project control function to include but not limited to EAC and Accrual process, burn rate analysis, risk assessment and other cost estimating processes
• Lead and support respective areas in change management efforts
• Develop, implement and maintain Company Project Controls standards, guidelines, and tools that can be efficiently used across a both international and domestic portfolios
• Establish and deploy training programs for Project Controls over the entire range of experience levels, i.e. beginner through specialist level.
• Serve as the subject matter expert for Project Controls.
• Advise on project controls strategy for successful project execution
• Assist in the development of training, competency profiles and career development of Project Control staff
• Participate in developing and maintaining the company’s Project Control systems and processes
• Lead/participate in Project start-up activities
• Liaise with Business Area Leaders and Finance Leads to meet program demands
• Effectively develop and lead a team comprised of financial managers, supervisors and individual contributors.
• Provide reporting and analysis, financial understanding and business perspective on a variety of financial and operational issues.
• Responsible for staff development, performance evaluation, goal setting
• Lead and support preparation of management reviews
• Ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures, Federal regulations, and guidelines and contractual requirements; enforce adherence to requirements, and advise management on needed actions
• Support audit activities
• Contribute in Finance organization and company’s continuous improvement efforts
• Develop and implement project controls policies, processes and procedures to ensure contract compliance and ensure timely and accurate reporting internally on cost, schedule and project status
• Input into bid phases including review of Project Control requirements


How to Apply

Application deadline: May 1, 2018