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Controller 16442451

Reston, VA
Fantastic growing Northern Virginia Government Contractor with PE backing seeking a Controller as a direct hire with lots of remote work capability if they desire! We do prefer someone in the DC metro area for occasional in office visits-team building/training/activities. Must have Government Contracting experienceUnanet software experience, and heavy preference for someone with integration/M&A experience as they are growing. Controller will manage and oversee financial accounting, reporting and compliance matters related to the government contracting environment including but not limited to the day-to-day accounting and cash flow maintenance.  Company has a great Senior Leadership team, collaborative and supportive environment, strong benefits and flexibility, and is in ultra growth mode. The position will have lots of growth opportutnies. If this sounds like the job for you, apply today!

Overview and Job Description:

•    ~$50M Government Contractor in Northern Virginia that is rapidly growing and PE backed.
•    Controller reports into the VP who I know from their previous company.  This person has a great demeanor, very down to earth, and easy to work with.
•    They are based in Northern Virginia…VERY flexible..can do heavy remote but preference is to be DC metro candidate.  Once a week or 3-4 times a month is fine for in office part or come in as often as you want.  
•    Must have Unanet experience and preference someone who has been through acquisitions/integration or has M&A experience.
•    Manages Accountant and they are going to hire more as they grow.
Job Description: We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Controller. The controller is responsible for managing and overseeing financial accounting, reporting and compliance matters related to the government contracting environment including but not limited to the day-to-day accounting and cash flow maintenance.
Position Responsibilities:
•    Serve as the primary point of contact for all accounting matters related to government and commercial (sub-contract) contracts.
•    Ensure compliance with government regulations, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) requirements.
•    Perform regular audits of financial records to ensure accuracy, integrity, and compliance with government regulations and company policies.
•    Lead all accounting functions related to A/R, A/P, Payroll and month-end close. Perform monthly general ledger account analysis and reconciliations (e.g. journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations)
•    Develop and implement strong, consistent internal accounting processes and controls   
•    Create and maintain companywide accounting manual and help align all operations
•    Maintain accounting system (Unanet) to accurately capture, track, and report financial data for government contracts and daily accounting operations.
•    Implement technical accounting to support acquisitions and push down journal entries and integration within Unanet.
•    Advise management about company insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
•    Lead timely completion of annual audit requirements. 
•    Facilitate and support any external audits and tax return preparation; act as liaison with external auditors, bankers, Federal/State representatives, etc. by providing requested documentation and addressing audit findings.
•    Manage requirements for federal and state filing of tax returns.
•    Lead project accounting set up and closeout processes 
•    Co-lead treasury function including administration of all bank accounts and cash needs across businesses. 
•    Assist with M&A projects, as needed, and related accounting integrations.
•    Manage accounting team

Experience Required:
•    Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business with 10+ years government contractor controller/accounting experience. CPA, preferred not required. 
•    Ability to build, develop, manage, and mentor a high performing team.
•    Proficient with Unanet. (timesheets, labor distribution, payroll journals, customer invoicing, vendor payments, vendor employees, etc.)
•    Expert knowledge of GAAP, DCAA, and FAR regulations and requirements.
•    Working knowledge of federal, state, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting.
•    Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external customers.
•    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work within a deadline-driven environment.
•    Experience with M&A due diligence, purchase accounting, and integration experience preferred.
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
•    Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to work independently with minimal direction.
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
•    Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Security Clearance: None
Education: Bachelor’s degree

Matthew Antine, Search Director
D:  703.962.9578| C:  508.472.5275|  F:  703.962.9608

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