Controller / Head of Finance with Security Clearance

Recruiter
Praescient Analytics
Location
Washington
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
29 May 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Salary: ? Negotiable Clearance: ? None Description Controller / Head of Finance – Praescient Analytics Praescient Analytics is driven to revolutionize the way the world understands information. Our team of Analysts and Engineers provide high end support to key organizations within the Commercial sector, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), State and Local Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community. The team is passionate about making a difference with data. We are seeking a Controller/Head of Finance, who has an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or is a current CPA candidate, to lead our corporate Finance Department in Alexandria, VA. You will be responsible for all Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) practices and oversee all financial functions/activities. As the head of the finance department, your duties will include standard Controller responsibilities such as general ledger (GL) entries, accounts receivable (AR), accounts payable (AP), payroll, bank and labor reconciliation, monthly closings, and state & tax compliance/filings (supported by a third–party Tax CPA firm). You will be responsible for profitability management across the Company by applying cost/pricing rules and assessments for sales and client services to uphold and grow revenue streams. You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and will assist in the development, refining and delivery of all finance and accounting strategies across the company under GAAP and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance. The best candidate will apply critical thinking to assist executive management in identifying risk and developing risk mitigation strategies. Experience with government contracting is a plus. What you can expect to work on o Manage all aspects of accounting via QuickBooks while using GAAP accounting practices for; billing, financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, running payroll via ADP, budgeting, AP, AR, state & tax compliance, cost accounting, revenue recognition, and various special analysis as needed o Prepare, organize and submit monthly AP/AR, and monthly closings & financial reports to executive management o Oversee payments of all accounts; ensuring all accounts are paid accurately and on time o Report directly to COO and consult with COO on financial issues or areas where you may not have experience o Provide cost/pricing analysis for profitable bids or quotes o Comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and reporting, as well as bank and labor reconciliations o Provide (or be willing to learn) DCAA compliance o Manage (or be willing to learn) General Services Administration (GSA) schedule for Small Business Federal Contracting purposes o Provide profitability analysis, willing to set policies and practices on profitability management o Ensure company always complies with all additional legal and regulatory requirements o Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations as needed o Oversee any additional Controller duties as needed o Work with senior executives and with a team of friendly and intelligent coworkers What we expect from you o Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting and/or have an active CPA license or be a current CPA candidate with license expected soon o Have a minimum of five (5) years professional financial experience o Demonstrable knowledge of payroll, ADP, QuickBooks, o Exceptional, clear and concise knowledge of applicable GAAP standards and ability to disseminate such information to management throughout the process o Have knowledge or be willing to learn: ? DCAA compliance, GSA schedule o Possess and demonstrate: ? strong organizational skills, personal initiative, attention to detail o Excellent written and verbal communication skills o Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations o Ability to work independently and/or in a close team environment is essential o Be proficient in the Microsoft Office applications suite o Ownership over your own work and a commitment to every part of a task, from big picture to small details o An attitude that is self–motivated, humble, detail oriented, and committed to quality o Able to work with senior executives and team, as well as mentor/lead other team members as needed o Experience reviewing, analyzing and interpreting complex Company directives, policies and regulatory requirements to guide, direct and recommend overall accounting policies and practices for a successful business o Experience with government contracting is a plus o Must be a US Citizen and willing to provide authorization for company to conduct a background check prior to hire What you can expect from us o Real opportunity for career growth in an environment where your achievements will be celebrated o Constant collaboration with senior executive to ensure business and company success o An environment that respects and embraces your ideas and expertise o Coworkers that are motivated by pursuing excellence, rather than the prospect of personal gain o A workplace dedicated to supporting and bettering public safety and government agencies If you have a background in most of the above, then odds are you have a lot of choices of how to spend your time. Consider Praescient as a rare opportunity to join a team that is shaping how the national security community interfaces with big data solutions to help relevant missions across the globe!

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