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GENERAL DEFINITION

The Deputy Controller will provide both operational and administrative support to the organization. The Deputy Controller supervises the daily activities of the Accounting Department. The Deputy Controller reports directly to the Controller and assists the Controller on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, cash-flow planning, audit initiatives, month end close and financial statement preparation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.
Assists the corporate controller in directing an organization's accounting functions.
Train the Accounting Department and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters and Government regulations including but not limited to FAR, DFARS, CAS and GAAP.
Assist with establishing and maintaining an organization's accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
Work with the Controller on the strategic vision.
Coordinating month-end and year-end reporting, preparing accruals and schedules, and submitting monthly and ad hoc financial reporting packages.
Manage operational data and maintain data accuracy and integrity.
Participate in developing prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
Reviews and justifies expense reports and other expenditures.
Supervises the preparation of monthly journal entries.
Prevent inaccuracies in financial statements by setting up internal control systems and adopting proper policies for financial reporting.
Conduct complex account reconciliations and analysis.
Assist in special projects whenever asked.
Serve as project manager for any system implementation or upgrades
Assess the benefits of prospective contracts and advise the Executive Team on programmatic design and implementation matters.
Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits.
Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for the staff.
Oversee Accounts Payable, Payroll, General Ledger and Accounts Receivable and ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place.
Oversee business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis.
Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Deltek GCS Premier and Time and Expense systems
Deltek Costpoint and Impromtu desired
Accounting System transition/implementation experience desired
DCAA and DCMA accounting and administration requirements for Federal contracting
General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite.
Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
Create and assess financial statements and budget documents.
Supervise Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement.
Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
Completion of a master's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be determined to be acceptable. 
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. 

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