Senior Contracts Administrator
Kearney & Company provides financial services exclusively to the Federal Government, including auditing, consulting, and technology services. Our commitment to our employees and clients as well as to dedication and trust, critical values to our Firm, have led to Kearney's recognition as one of the leading accounting firms in the country. Based on our employees' feedback, we are also consistently rated a Best Place to Work. Employment at Kearney means a flexible, collaborative, and open-minded work environment. We hope it is your "first easy decision." Learn more at www.kearneyco.com/careers.The Contracts Lead is responsible for drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalizing a variety of moderate to complex contracts, including Government contracts and subcontracts, as well as services agreements for internal support functions. The Contracts Lead evaluates risk exposure, and makes recommendations to stakeholders across the organization including senior management. Participation in proposals across the Business Units is required, to include identifying and presenting risk mitigation strategy in RFP reviews, as well as the reviews of contractual documents to ensure the protection of company's contractual posture, satisfaction of government specifications and requirements, and adherence to company policy. The Contracts Lead will support the Contracts team to ensure Contracts functions are successfully accomplished through the enforcement of policies, procedures, methods, and standards. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, responsive, and service-oriented, thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, team-based environment. Individual must have strong written and verbal skills to effectively interface with all levels of management and Government officials. Must be able to work independently to meet time sensitive deadlines.Required Skills: Participate in proposal preparation by reviewing contract terms and risks and assisting with developing mitigation strategiesProvide guidance to employees who are reviewing and preparing responses to requests for proposals, requests for quotes, or requests for informationEnsure business/price proposals comply with solicitation requirements, GSA Schedule terms and conditions, and company policies and proceduresDrafting, reviewing, analyzing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, including: nondisclosure and teaming agreements; government contracts; subcontracts; consulting agreements; master services agreements and statements of work; vendor agreements; and licensing/distributor agreementsAdvise management on contract issues, identifying risks, facilitating internal review of issues, and obtaining resolution; exercising sound judgement in determining when issues require involvement of other parts of the business or upper managementProvide practical, strategic, and business-savvy guidance to internal business team members related to the development, evaluation, and negotiation of contractsProvide guidance to internal staff on contracting strategy and practices; supporting the Contracts staff in the negotiation, development, and monitoring of contractsLead and/or assist with contract negotiations and work with clients and management to develop resolutions to business disputesAdvise internal clients on various corporate policies, procedures, approaches and preferred practicesRequired Experience:Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of progressively complex, relevant contracts administration experienceKnowledge of Salesforce/SpringCM a plusExperience with FAR, DFARS, GSA Schedules and related Federal rules and regulationsComprehensive knowledge of federal contracting regulations, policies, and practicesExperience with all contract types during all phases of contracts lifecycle (teaming, proposals, administration, close-out)Strong negotiation and drafting skills with knowledge of the key business issues in government contracting with an ability to advise senior management on implications of contact termsAbility to apply organizational standards when drafting and negotiating contractsAbility to read and understand contractual terms and strong experience in redlining and negotiating agreementsAbility to interpret RFPs and contract terms, while developing contract positions as they relate to risks and opportunitiesCertification in Contract Management (CPCM/CFCM) preferredProficient in Microsoft officeMinimum active Secret Clearance is preferredKearney & Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, regarding accessibility of our website, a modification or adjustment of the job application or interview process due to a disability, please call 703-236-2391 or email Please be advised that this contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of an application.