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Director of Program Finance

Accounting / Finance
Our client’s Space & Airborne Systems segment is seeking a Director of Program Finance Manager for the Electronic Warfare (EW) Sector. This position will be responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing cost control of the budget for large and/or complex programs. This position will report to the Sr. Director of Finance for the Electronic Warfare (EW) Sector.
Responsibilities include:
  • Lead, direct and review the work of direct report(s) with focus on policy and strategy implementation to ensure thatcontracts, proposals, pricing, billings and forecasting, are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters andgovernment cost control guidelines.
  • Develop financials for annual operating plans and strategic plans.
  • Provide comprehensive weekly/monthly revenue and project profitability variance analysis against monthly spends,budget and forecasts.
  • Implement and maintain Order, Sales, Profit, and Investment weekly tracking sheet to present to VP, providingprogram management and program finance inputs, variance analysis against current year plans.
  • Work with program management and functional disciplines to ensure program plans and execution are compliant with company standard practice of integrating cost and schedule using earned value management guidelines
  • Assess and quantify cost/schedule/technical status and risk, evaluate program trends, and provide project cost completion estimates.
  • Perform analyses, prepare reports and communicate with parties within and outside of the organization whichincludes customers or vendors.
  • Problem solve and conduct investigations to identify root cause and develop improvements to practices orapproaches to mitigate scheduling risks.
  • Conduct briefings with senior leadership regarding matters of importance to budget control for programs and toexplain and influence changes.
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract tomaintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Ensure adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation ofexpenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Forecast major aspects of working capital such as cash flow, inventory, accounts receivables, unbilled and deferred revenue to monitor and analyze companies underlying operational efficiency.
  • Establish revenue recognition methodology for programs.
    Support internal and external audits.
  • Bachelor’s in Business, Accounting or Finance required.
    15+ years’ experience (10+ with Master’s) setting up and monitoring cost control system on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system
  • 5+ years’ of Program Financial management experience.
Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred.
  • Knowledge in Finance program interface for proposals, billings, cost control and other financial controls.
  • Experience in the managing of finance in the defense and aerospace industry highly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Experience in EVMS and/or Microsoft Project a plus.
  • Ability to work with management and other functional areas in a fast-paced multiple project environment withchanging priorities.
Flexible work from home days / Hybrid role

To apply for this job email your details to maryann@edgecumbegrouprecruiters.com

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