Job Summary:

Has senior level responsibility for the budget and general finance function / staff in a large region or division, or at the overall corporate level. Translates the company’s financial strategies into tactical plans, reporting requirements, procedures and processes. Responsibilities include developing and overseeing financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures, and ensuring that the organization’s financial and strategic goals are attained. Works with all areas of finance to include Contract Billing & Revenue Recognition, Cost & Pricing, Financial Systems, Internal Audit, and Financial Compliance. Oversees the final content and distribution of all financial reports for external and internal entities. Ensures budget reflects current business operations and adjusts qualitative and quantitative analytics to reflect changing business environment, as needed. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Accountabilities:

  • Provides strategic leadership to the budget and finance staff at the regional or organization-wide level. Sets departmental operational plans, goals and policies.
  • Able to work with multiple country finance departments and generate “best practices” for budget and finance projects. Leverages support and buy-in for major initiatives.
  • Works with budget and finance managers to establish strategic workflow plans. Oversees the departmental budget.
  • Executes the department’s operational plan and is responsible for the performance and goal achievement of the group.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership on critical and complex aspects of budgetary and financial reviews and makes operational recommendations.
  • Must be familiar with and able to perform job duties of lower level positions within this job function. *Other duties as assigned.

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

    • Has significant experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
    • Expert level knowledge and past experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), practices and reporting guidelines.
    • Provides innovative and strategic leadership to multiple divisions and is able to gain cross-functional support for major projects, improvements or changes.
    • Possesses a full understanding of the organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area and the entire organization.
    • Is well-versed in state and federal laws and regulations that have impact on budgets and financial analysis, general accounting, and management controls.
    • Must have excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals.

      Problem Solving & Impact:

      • Decisions and actions have a direct impact on the outcomes of own department and possibly the entire organization.
      • Problems encountered are often complex, broad in scope, and implications are often unprecedented with no clear resolution.
      • Must be able to provide accurate, expert level advice to reach outcomes that will enable achievement of overall department and organization goals.

        Supervision Given / Received:

        • Leads by “managing managers” or other direct reports in the functional area. Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.
        • Ability to motivate, mentor, and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the functional unit.
        • Typically reports to a Vice President, Senior Vice President or Executive staff member.

          Education:

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