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Finance Director

Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Job # 9092358
Date Posted: 03-22-2017
Title:  Finance Director 
Salary: $140,000- $155,000
Location: San Diego, CA
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A global defense company in central San Diego is seeking a Finance Director to oversee and direct accounting, program finance, and FP&A departments.  To be successful in this position you must have experience supervising general accounting and financial operations.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements and reports to upper management, including special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends; complete regulatory reports as required
  • Develop and implement projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established business goals
  • Manage strategic accounting and finance projects within the business unit to budget, schedule, and technical goals
  • Track and report costs
  • Take proactive measures to positively influence direction and outcome of projects
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and-long range planning
  • Oversee the personnel, including selection, work allocation, training, development and problem resolution
  • Evaluate performance and make recommendations for personnel actions; motivate, coach and mentor employees to achieve peak productivity, performance, and employee engagement
  • Regulate investment, budgetary and profitability goals by performing actual versus forecast comparison for the organizational departments
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits; provide information to external auditors; key player for year-end audit
  • Oversee the budgeting process by establishing schedules, collecting, analyzing and consolidating financial data, including analyzing variances of budget and recommend actions to achieve budgetary goals
  • Establish and implement all internal controls for the accounting unit, including review of current cost accounting and job pricing systems
  • Report visual metrics, including KPI’s for area; react to metrics by identifying and solving problems, making improvements and advancing process control
  • Develop and support teams that make suggestions, take initiative and actively implement improvements
  • Undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, or related area.
  • MBA and CPA highly preferred
  • Ten plus years’ business operations finance experience with increasing responsibility in aerospace and defense manufacturing environment with program control, sales, profit, bookings and cash flow forecasting experience
  • Experience with FAR/CAS accounting in a government contract environment at a full-CAS covered business.
  • Earned value knowledge and earned value management system (EVMS) experience a plus.
  • Ability to identify and quantify risk & opportunities
  • Positive attitude, strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and analytical & problem-solving while being able to multitask effectively
  • Computer skills MS Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), SAP
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