Director of Operational Accounting

Reston, VA
Nov 23, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time
DescriptionJob Description:Leidos's Corporate Operational Accounting team is seeking a transformational leader to help shape the future success of the Corporate Controller organization and our rapidly growing Company. The Director will lead a group of talented accounting professionals with the monthly close process, financial reporting deliverables, special projects, and be the visionary leader to identify automation and streamlining opportunities. The Director will have exciting opportunities to collaborate with other teams including Technical Accounting, Financial Reporting, Government Compliance, among many others. The Director will report to the VP of Accounting & Business Operations and will have future opportunities to grow within the organization and across the enterprise. The highly visible position will communicate and present often to the Controller and Assistant Controller.Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Manage the operations of US Operational Accounting functions such as inventory, leases, accruals, compensation accounting, cost allocations, monthly close entries, assets, balance sheet analysis, etc.Able to manage, mentor and motivate a team who is primarily remote and spread across the country. The team is over 55 professionals with varying educational backgrounds and experiencesOversee key financial reporting deliverables including roll-forwards of leases and inventory, debt schedulesProactively collaborate with Corporate and Group Finance to identify significant transactions and surface accounting issues on a timely basisProvide the Accounting and Finance team guidance on monthly close entries, estimates, and various analysisManage successful quarterly meetings such as Group Finance Reserves, Balance Sheet Fluctuation Analysis, Disclosure Committee process, etc.Identify and address risk areas while also improving effectiveness of analytics, internal controls and proceduresIdentify opportunities to streamline and automate procedures to reduce manual efforts, improve accounting schedules, and empower team to surface inefficienciesEnsure success of BOT implementation and identify specific areas or organizational structure optimizationAssess the team for accounting development opportunities, trainings, mentorships and share best practices from past experiences and current trendsDevelop the Operational Accounting team strategy, structure, and communicate a vision to the teamRequired QualificationsBachelor's degree in Accounting with at least 12 years of related experience or Masters of Accounting with at least 10 years of experienceGeographically located near one of our Accounting hub locations in Tucson - AZ, Knoxville - TN, Huntsville - AL, or Reston- VACPA license and currently up to speed on changes within the professionExperience managing a team of accounting professionals at various levels of experience and demonstrated ability to develop skills, talent and team moraleKnowledgeable of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including ASC 842 Leases, ASC 330 Inventory, ASC 606 Revenue and other relevant pronouncements for a publicly traded companyManufacturing inventory accounting experienceExperience with accounting for acquisition, integrations and other large corporate effortsPolished communication skills with past experience presenting to executive leadership teamsPast experience with Government contracting, experience with publicly traded companies, and/or public accounting experience in the audit arenaMust be eager to work additional hours over the course of the year for the monthly close, time sensitive deadlines, and going above and beyond to meet transformational goalsPast experience developing relationship to become a trusted partner with the business. Highly adept at collaborating and influencing others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.Experience with an advanced ERP module such as Deltek Costpoint, SAP, Oracle, etc.Pay Range:#Remote

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