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Accounting Manager - Government Accounting Manager

San Diego, CA 92121

Industry: Accounting / Finance Job Number: 988 Salary: 120,000

Job Description

  • Ensure company’s compliance with FAR, CAS, GAAP and internal policies and procedures.
  • Oversee government accounting and compliance matters for the GA home office and two government contracting entities. Including:
    • Preparation of incurred cost proposals
    • Maintenance of the disclosure statements.
    • Monthly and annual reporting to Government agencies as well as internal management.
    • Submission and audit support of CAS cost impact proposals.
    • Submission and audit support of Forward Pricing Rate Proposals.
  • Company liaison for DCAA and DCMA supporting audits and inquiries related to forward pricing proposals, disclosure statements, incurred cost proposals, cost impacts, monthly and quarterly reporting, negotiating forward pricing and final indirect rates and any special requests.
  • Establish training for company personnel in government accounting related matters including accurate labor charging, travel accounting, FAR cost allowability and indirect rate development.
  • Support special projects including evaluating the impact of potential mergers and acquisitions to the company for compliance with FAR and CAS.
  • Manage the company’s SAP CO systems team responsible for corporate wide SAP system’s master data maintenance, testing of new SAP enhancements and implementations as well as oversee the company’s system processing needs for month-end and year-end closing processes. Manage the Company’s indirect cost structure in SAP to ensure compliance with FAR, CAS and GAAP.
  • Ensure business excellence is maintained by managing and participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required professional talent.
  • Manages Government Accounting team of approximately twenty people in daily tasking and completion of responsibilities.
  • May represent the organization or unit(s) as a prime contact on contracts and/or operations, conduct briefings and financial updates for management and customers, and interact with managers concerning matters of significance to the company.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline and thirteen or more years of progressively complex experience in finance/accounting with at least seven of those years in management.
  • Requires experience in a government contractor environment. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • An MBA in accounting or finance, CPA or CMA certification, major accounting firm experience, and/or experience negotiating accounting issues with government agencies is strongly preferred.
  • Requires a detailed and extensive application of government finance/accounting management principles and practices, including thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
  • Must demonstrate comprehensive accounting management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones is required.
  • Must have experience in successfully managing a team of individuals.
  • Ability to resolve complex management and accounting problems; serve as spokesperson on projects and/or programs; and be an expert in one or more accounting management areas, is preferred.
  • SAP experience is preferred.
  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are preferred.
  • Ability to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel is preferred.

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