Finance Manager for Center for Securing the Homeland
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If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.MITRE's Finance organization is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to support the Center for Securing the Homeland (CSH) within MITRE's Public Sector (MPS). As a Finance Manager, you will serve as a trusted advisor and business leader in support of the MITRE Sector Financial Management organization. The Finance Manager is also a direct manager and developer of people, leading a dedicated finance team and supporting the growth of the broader finance community. As a Finance Manager, you will serve as the primary source of day-to-day financial management and business decision support to MITRE Public Sector Leadership - playing a key role in the business operations functions that maximize MITRE's value to our government sponsors.This position is responsible for:Business Partnering: Understanding and managing all aspects of the CSH business, including, but not limited to, the business unit's strategic goals, financial performance management, financial analysis, deployment of direct and indirect resources, sources of revenue, demand forecasting, capacity planning and performance, budget management, and contractual requirements.Workforce Shaping & Rigorous Talent Management: Cultivating finance talent and capabilities through recruiting, individualized professional development, and deliberate career pathing and succession planning.Strategy Execution: Supporting MITRE's Good Growth Strategy and Mission, and the Finance organization's Strategy of building an innovative and impactful Finance community to protect and guide MITRE's vibrant future.Integrating & Standardizing: Closely partnering with the Finance Leadership Team to attain an improved level of standardization and integration.Synthesizing, Engaging & Influencing, Elevating: synthesizing the depth of analysis across the breadth of the business; engaging leadership to influence their decision logic for the better; proactively elevating areas of financial and execution risk and opportunity.This position is accountable to:The Director of MPS Finance to effectively implement and manage established goalsLine business leadership to provide accurate, timely, and strategic business decision support - quality analyses including, insights, options, and recommendationsFinance staff to provide ample guidance, tools, and resources, targeted professional development, and career pathingOther Corporate/Shared Service teams (eg, Contracts, Accounting, FP) to ensure cross-organization collaboration and integrated business operations executionPeer Finance leaders for consistency in operations across all teams & collaboration on best practicesKey Functions of the role:Oversee a support organization of 5+ staff - ensuring timely and complete delivery on organizational commitments and goals through oversight, guidance, and targeted developmentFull-lifecycle financial, and end-to-end business support of direct work programs (eg, business development, bid and proposal, budgeting and forecasting, resource management, execution, collections, and contract closeout)Lead recurring financial business reviewsSupport annual budget and forecast process managing demand signals, capacity, and indirect ratesSupport leadership on financial performance management, financial planning, and ad-hoc projectsAnalyze and diagnose business drivers and variances to budget using various financial systems with focus on lessons learned & recommendations for Business Leadership actionsCommunicate financial results effectively with useful visual narratives and concise storytellingDevelop financial projections using various methods and toolsPrepare and deliver necessary supporting analytics to assist leadership in decision makingManage activities and information sharing with Business Partners, Sponsors and MITRE leadershipDeliver training on financial tools and principles of project financial and MITRE business finance managementEnsure strong operating financial controls and adherence to FAR, CAS, and MITRE finance policiesCollaborate with line business leaders, MITRE Contracts, and sponsor counterparts to create and deliver pricing proposals to MITRE SponsorsCollaborate with Treasury to maintain timely accounts receivable and sustain positive cashflowSupport Business Transformation & Process Reengineering EffortsBasic Qualifications:Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.Required Qualifications:8+ years of finance and/or accounting experience within the US Government (Federal) practice of a professional services firm4+ years of experience leading and managing teams and delivering multiple high visibility initiatives simultaneously (including those led by both direct and indirect reports)Relevant academic and/or professional qualification (CPA and/or MBA preferred)This requisition requires the following clearance(s):NoneMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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