Controller

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented, dynamic finance professional to serve as the company’s Controller. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader that focuses on the timely and accurate production of financial reports & analysis, continuous improvement of accounting tools and processes and the leadership and development of the talented employees that comprise the accounting team. This role will have a major impact on the future state vision of how core accounting department activities are performed, optimized and transformed. The Controller will be a key member of the finance leadership team and will interact frequently with senior operational and functional leaders to ensure performance objectives are achieved.

The Dynetics Controller is responsible for overseeing the implementation of accounting policies & procedures, producing monthly and quarterly financial statements, establishing and maintaining a robust internal controls environment including SOXs compliance, and forecasting and managing the company’s cash flow. The Dynetics Controller is an authentic and energetic leader who leads by example, engaging and inspiring employees to meet or exceed objectives while ensuring compliance with US GAAP, applicable standards and statutory requirements. S/he is a team builder and a champion of continuous improvement, seeking to improve business processes and ensure the borderless functioning of the accounting team. The Dynetics Controller builds strong relationships and maintains effective communications with internal customers including other finance functions, business operations, sales/business development, human resources, legal, engineering and manufacturing; and delivers analysis, advice and information with a collaborative, service-based mentality.

The position will report directly to the Dynetics Group CFO, with a strong dotted line reporting into the Leidos Corporate Controller’s office, and will based at the company’s headquarters in Huntsville, AL.

Job Duties:

  • Manage all transactional and technical accounting activities within the Dynetics operating company and its subsidiaries: set direction, ensure execution, and conduct appropriate oversight and review to ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results, compliant with company policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

· Provide leadership over key monthly and quarterly accounting activities including accruals, service centers, reserves, inventory, accounts receivable, benefits and other critical general ledger accounts.

· Provide oversight of and technical expertise to Project and Revenue accounting teams

· Establish and enforce a robust control environment to ensure the integrity of the company’s SOX control framework

· Forecast and manage the company’s balance sheet and cash flow; including initiatives to accelerate customer billing and collections.

· Maintain and enhance the company’s indirect cost structure, ensuring compliance with government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Support the timely and accurate submission of annual Incurred Cost, Forward Pricing and Billing Rate proposals.

· Lead key talent development and engagement initiatives across the accounting department to facilitate staff career growth, performance accountability and teamwork.

· Maintain a relentless focus on innovation and efficiency, with a goal to modernize and optimize manual transactional activities and drive best practices into the organization on a cost-effective basis.

  • Ensure the quality of the function’s deliverables is of the highest standard and install a culture of “no surprises”
  • Partner with the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function for monthly/quarterly/annual variance analysis as well as annual planning and quarterly forecasting processes

· Manage ongoing interactions with external and internal auditors to ensure audit issues are investigated, resolved, and remediated where appropriate.

· Establish, track and report on key performance indicators (KPI) to drive consistent standards in how performance is being measured and managed.

  • Support Merger & Acquisition (M&A) strategy by supporting due diligence and integration planning activities related to technical accounting and financial systems.
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Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field with 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience, including 5+ years as a controller or other senior finance leader in a public company environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experienced with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Broad experience presenting, interacting and influencing senior executives
  • Ability to effectively lead and develop a team of high potential finance professionals
  • Comfortable in working in fast-paced environment
  • High integrity, strong work ethic
  • Collaborative working style and ability to work cross-functionally

Other Qualifications

· Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation

· Experience working with federal government customers & experience with government cost accounting and compliance

· Experience managing a shared service organization including the establishment of service level agreements (SLAs) and KPIs

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

Job Number:
01.09.02-49
Closing Date:
09/25/2020
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