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(Archived) Team Lead Cost Accounting Government Compliance

Last Updated: 9/27/22

Job Description

Job description:

This position is part of a 40-member Finance organization that directs the accounting, financial planning, treasury and government compliance functions. This important role reports to the Director of Government Accounting & Compliance, will directly supervise one employee and will provide critical support to the finance department as well as to the overall business in various compliance-related areas.

The Government Accounting & Compliance Team Lead will provide leadership in areas of cost accounting as well as compliance with Government regulations that fall within the Finance Departments purview. The position requires coordination and collaboration with a variety of departments/areas including: General Ledger; Internal Audit; Contracts; Subcontracts; Property; Procurement; Billing; Disbursements; Financial Planning and Analysis; Programs; Engineering; Legal; and Human Resources.

The ideal candidate has extensive experience in Government accounting and regulations (e.g., FAR, DFARS, CAS, and Uniform Guidance). The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, energetic, and experienced individual that will oversee the development of government submissions, lead or support DCAA/DCMA audits and reviews, ensure Draper policies and procures are in-line with federal regulations, and serve as a subject matter expert to the Company.

Responsibilities:


Provide an open, trusting work environment conducive to high levels of employee engagement that results in a high performance culture Work with direct report(s) to establish key performance goals and objectives for each rating period while monitoring and advising on progress to enhance professional development of staff

Review, update, develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures that comply with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), FAR Supplements, Cost Accounting Standard (CAS) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) guidelines

Provide government accounting expertise in support of preparation and submission of:
Contract bid proposals DCMA cost monitoring data requests Final incurred cost submissions

Forward pricing rate proposals (FPRP) CAS cost impact/general dollar magnitude proposals, etc. Lead or oversee DCAA audits, including, but not limited to:
Uniform Guidance (final indirect cost rates) CAS Compliance CAS Cost Impact Forward pricing rate proposals (FPRP) Timecard/floor-check Testing of paid voucher Maintain CASB Disclosure Statement including:
Monitor accounting practices for potential change(s)

Recommend to leadership relevant updates Update disclosure statement

Assist with DCMA technical analyses and specific contract reviews

Serve as primary contact for DCMA cost monitor and DCAA audit staff

Support DCMA cost monitoring activities including preparation and coordination of quarterly actuals

Provide meaningful interpretation of rate impacts on financial results

Participate in ongoing training and maintain current knowledge on FAR, FAR Supplements, CAS, and DCAA accounting compliance Develop, coordinate, and/or conduct compliance-related training as needed

Create and maintain critical policy and procedure documentation rated to finance and/or compliance matters

Oversee review and classification of non-sponsored projects

Maintain audit findings tracker and ensure remediation activities are tracked and completed (when applicable)

Continuously evaluate, maintain and develop alternatives to existing cost accounting rate structure for optimal business operation

Perform all other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:


Bachelors Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Business

5 or more years of finance/accounting experience with US Federal contracting

Extensive knowledge of FAR, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, CAS, DCAA, and DCMA

Highly motivated self-starter capable of working independently

Work experience with or for the DCAA and/or DCMA (or other evidence of in-depth knowledge and understanding of FAR and CAS requirement) An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above

Strong oral and written communication skills necessary, as is ability to cultivate critical inter- and intra-departmental working relationships, foster an environment of cooperation and trust and effectively meet deadlines while providing a high level of customer service

Certifications/Licensures: None required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with large ERP system (preferably PeopleSoft); advanced Excel skills needed

A demonstrated ability to be proactive and forward thinking in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent management skills and ability to mentor, motivate and develop staff

Qualifications:

Qualifications:


Bachelors Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Business

5 or more years of finance/accounting experience with US Federal contracting

Extensive knowledge of FAR, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, CAS, DCAA, and DCMA

Highly motivated self-starter capable of working independently

Work experience with or for the DCAA and/or DCMA (or other evidence of in-depth knowledge and understanding of FAR and CAS requirement) An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above

Strong oral and written communication skills necessary, as is ability to cultivate critical inter- and intra-departmental working relationships, foster an environment of cooperation and trust and effectively meet deadlines while providing a high level of customer service

Certifications/Licensures: None required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with large ERP system (preferably PeopleSoft); advanced Excel skills needed

A demonstrated ability to be proactive and forward thinking in a fast-paced environment.

Excellent management skills and ability to mentor, motivate and develop staff

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

This position is part of a 40-member Finance organization that directs the accounting, financial planning, treasury and government compliance functions. This important role reports to the Director of Government Accounting & Compliance, will directly supervise one employee and will provide critical support to the finance department as well as to the overall business in various compliance-related areas.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 120000

Salary Max : 150000

Currency Type : US Dollars

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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