Manager, Government Accounting, Compliance and Policy
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EaglePicher Technologies is driving the electrification of defense, aviation and space. We provide the broadest range of battery systems in the world for the most demanding applications. We develop leading-edge products that make drones fly higher, undersea vessels run longer, aircraft fly farther, rockets launch safely and satellites operate longer. With our cutting-edge research and manufacturing, we continue to set new standards in the industry. For 100 years, we have provided mission-critical power solutions to the defense, aviation and space markets. EaglePicher’s batteries power more than 85 percent of U.S. missile and munition programs and are a key component of the U.S. space program, powering the Mars Rovers and the next crewed mission to the moon. EaglePicher provides custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices and other power solutions.
Our employees are passionate, dedicated and empowered to realize our vision. We strive for the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds personalities and perspectives, and to ensure this works, we create an inclusive work environment that places a premium on communication and collaboration. At EaglePicher, we will give you the opportunity to harness all that is within you with access to the latest tools, information and training.
EaglePicher is headquartered in St. Louis, MO with manufacturing and research and development facilities in Joplin, MO, Seneca, MO, Pittsburg, KS, East Greenwich, RI and in Southbridge, MA.
For more information visit www.eaglepicher.com
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Manager/Senior Manager of Government Accounting, Compliance and Policy is a newly created role to be the primary lead for all aspects of government accounting and compliance. As a key member of our accounting team, you will be responsible for ensuring our organization's compliance with government requirements and regulations related to contract accounting and reporting. Your expertise in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) will be essential in maintaining accurate financial records, filing annual incurred cost submissions, maintaining disclosure checklists, and providing guidance to cross-functional teams on government contract-related matters.
Primary tasks include:
- FAR and DFARS Compliance: Serve as the subject matter expert on FAR and DFARS regulations and ensure the company's compliance with these requirements in all government contracts.
- Government Accounting: Oversee the accounting and financial reporting processes for government contracts, ensuring accurate and timely recording of all transactions and expenses in compliance with FAR and DFARS.
- Incurred Cost Submissions: Prepare and file annual incurred cost submissions and related schedules in accordance with government regulations, ensuring accuracy and adherence to specified timelines.
- Indirect Rate Reassessments: Regularly reassess indirect rates used for government contracts, ensuring their reasonableness, accuracy, and compliance with FAR and DFARS requirements.
- FPRP Filings: Complete annual Forward Pricing Rate Proposals (FPRP) filings to establish or update forward pricing rates for government contracts, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.
- Disclosure Checklists: Develop and maintain disclosure checklists to ensure compliance with disclosure requirements outlined in FAR and DFARS. Regularly review financial statements and related documentation to verify completeness and accuracy.
- Cost Allocation: Develop and implement cost allocation methodologies for government contracts, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and facilitating accurate cost reporting.
- DCAA Audits: Act as the primary lead for all Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits related to accounting and finance matters. Coordinate with auditors, provide requested documentation and explanations, and ensure a smooth and successful audit process.
- DCMA Point-Person: Serve as the principal point of contact with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in finance-related matters.
- Internal Trainings: Conduct internal trainings on FAR and DFARS regulations to educate and update cross-functional teams on compliance obligations, accounting practices, and reporting requirements.
- Policies and Procedures: Develop, update, and maintain accounting policies and procedures to align with FAR and DFARS requirements, ensuring adherence across the organization.
- Compliance Reviews: Conduct regular reviews and assessments of existing accounting systems, internal controls, and processes to proactively identify any potential compliance issues and recommend appropriate remedial actions.
- Regulatory Updates: Stay updated on changes in FAR and DFARS regulations, interpret their impact on the organization, and advise management on necessary modifications to policies, procedures, and practices.
To succeed in this position, you must:
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred.
- Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in accounting, financial analysis, or government contract compliance, with a specific focus on FAR and DFARS regulations.
- Deep knowledge and understanding of FAR and DFARS requirements, including contract accounting principles, cost allocation methodologies, and financial reporting standards.
- Experience in preparing and filing annual incurred cost submissions and related schedules.
- Strong understanding of federal government procurement processes and regulations.
- Experience as a primary point of contact for DCAA audits.
- Experience as a primary point of contact in communication for audits.
- Proficient in using enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and Microsoft products.
- Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
- Takes a proactive approach, is energetic and works with a sense of urgency
- Can develop effective working relationships with all levels, functions and operations of the company
- Self-starter focused on continuous improvement of processes
- Some limited travel (<5%)
- Must have extensive and relevant FAR/DFARS experience
- BS in Finance and/or Accounting
- Strong communication skills with ability to communicate with all levels within the organization
- US Citizen or Permanent Resident
PERKS OF BEING AN EAGLEPICHER EMPLOYEE
Some of the great things about being an EaglePicher employee include:
- Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance;
- 10 paid holidays and PTO;
- Matching 401K;
- Tuition reimbursement;
- Dependent scholarship programs.
EaglePicher is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a veteran, pregnancy and related conditions, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.