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Director of Finance in Arlington, VA at Cardno USA Inc

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Cardno International Development has a 50-year history of serving the U.S. Government’s foreign assistance objectives. The team brings together a broad range of experience and talent, a rich history of innovation and passion, and an established reputation for high quality services across many sectors. We have offices in Brisbane, Brussels, Dili, Jakarta, Manila, Melbourne, Nairobi, Oxford, Port Moresby, Yangon, and Washington, D.C. The Director of Finance leads the Area’s finance team and is a key member of the Executive Team, the Leadership Group, and the Global Financial Leadership Team.  The Director establishes and oversees adherence to financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems, ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll, and oversees organizational and donor funded programmatic budgeting and reporting.  The Director also manages the finance unit staff in the Arlington Cardno ID office. The Finance Director supervises the following teams and functions: Payroll, Accounts Payable, Project Accounting, General Ledger and Tax.  The primary duties and responsibilities also include : Budgeting, Monitoring, Reporting, and Compliance
  • Prepares and manages yearly corporate level budget for revenue, direct costs, indirect expenses, Cardno allocations, divisional contribution margin, and EBITDA.  Prepares reforecasts for the same when required;
  • Monitors and oversees project backlog, unbilled, WIP, project unbillables, corporate un-allowables, and aged Accounts Receivable;
  • Prepares monthly variance revenue and profit analysis reports for projects and initiates reviews with individual Project Management teams, as necessary;
  • Forecasts and monitors the NICRA and indirect run rates and makes recommendations for managing actual rates as close to provisional rates as possible;
  • Oversees monthly, half-year, and year-end closing, revenue recognition, and reporting;
  • Oversees and helps prepare monthly reporting packs and financial packages for the Cardno corporate office and presents monthly dashboard to the Executive Team & Leadership Group;
  • Prepares, coordinates, and submits yearly Incurred Cost Submissions and resubmissions;
  • Ensures compliance of all finance-related statutory matters, Cardno internal policies, Federal Acquisition Regulations, relevant OMB Circulars and the AIDAR;
  • Provides ad hoc reporting to Cardno’s corporate headquarters in Australia and Denver on a regular basis.
  • Manages audits, serving as the liaison to outside auditors during audits;  direct finance department and non-financial staff to provide needed inputs;
  • Prepares, strategizes, and negotiates management responses to audit findings;
  • Oversees and supports field office audits and financial reviews;
  • Ensures the “audit readiness” of all transactions and financial backup.
Operational Support
  • Monitors the Microsoft Navision accounting system and its interface with Calumo, ADP, Workday and other systems;
  • Serves as a key member of Cardno’s Fraud Committee and Cardno’s Risk Committee;
  • Manages an eight person finance team and supervise senior level finance and accounting staff;
  • Reviews and approves updates to finance department policies and procedures.

Job Requirements

  • Twelve (12) years or more of extensive experience and demonstrated capability in financial management in a federal government contracting environment with USAID or other federal agency
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field Licenses and Certifications;
  • CPA preferred;
  • Proven experience working with major international donors like USAID, World Bank, Global Fund and MCC;
  • Excellent conceptual, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Sound judgement and decision making under pressure;
  • Ability to manage key inputs and personnel to consistently meet strict deadlines;
  • Proficiency in the English language required and a foreign language desirable;
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and NAV (Navision) accounting software required;
  • Ability to travel locally and internationally up to 10-25% of the time;
  • U.S. work authorization required.