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Controller 16337620

Arlington, VA
Cordia Resources by Cherry Bekaert is partnered with a global government contractor who is seeking a Controller to join their team on a 6-month contract basis. Details below.

Title: Controller
Location: Hybrid - Arlington, VA
Hourly Rate: $65.00 - $85.00/hour
Job Type: Contract (6 Month)

Job Summary: The  Controller will play a key role in overseeing and managing financial activities related to government contracts. This position requires a deep understanding of government accounting principles, compliance regulations, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure financial success and regulatory adherence. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in financial management, exceptional analytical skills, and a proven track record of success in government contracting environments.


  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day financial operations related to government contracts.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with government regulations and accounting standards.
  • Monitor project budgets, expenses, and revenue recognition, providing regular reports and analysis to key stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of government contracting regulations and ensure strict compliance with all applicable laws and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to develop and implement policies and procedures that align with regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of government contract budgets and forecasts.
  • Work closely with project managers to analyze financial data and provide insights to support decision-making.
  • Prepare for and manage external audits related to government contracts.
  • Coordinate with auditors, providing necessary documentation and ensuring a smooth audit process.
  • Collaborate with project managers, procurement, and other departments to ensure seamless communication and coordination on financial matters related to government contracts.
  • Provide financial expertise and guidance to support business development efforts in securing new government contracts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA certification preferred.
  • Proven experience in government contracting financial management, with a minimum of [X] years in a similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other government contracting regulations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Excel.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.


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