Finance Director

Dewolff Boberg & Associates Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

This position will report directly to the Deputy CFO with dotted line responsibilities to the division General Manager. Familiarity of Oracle ERP systems with the ability to extract data, organize data and maintain accurate databases. Responsible for the efforts, results, and success of an organization's finance department. Provides financial advice and support to help senior executives make key decisions

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide financial guidance and control, act as the Controller of the business

  • Participate in core business process and strategic decisions as appropriate

  • Directly manage and lead team of Financial Analysts including performance management, staffing, career development as well as suggesting and implementing finance organization changes to adapt to business priorities and growth

  • Create and oversee processes and cadence of tracking financial status of projects; providing early warning of issues, identifying areas for improvement, and quantifying impact of results to General Manager and business stakeholders

  • Accurately prepare, package, report, and present financial results

  • Monitor cash flow and create key performance indicators and metrics; recommend actions for improvement

  • Interface with international Unit Controller to present financial results and meet Corporate financial requirements and deliverables

  • Coordinate and present annual Budget and quarterly Forecasts to Division General Manager, CEO, CFO and Business Unit leadership

  • Leading the costing and pricing of U.S. Government and Commercial proposals including compliance with all applicable U.S. Government procurement and acquisition regulations; identify financial risks associated with proposed projects and manage the preparation and submittal of proposal cost volumes through various acquisition and negotiation stages

  • Interface with the Shared Accounting and Government Compliance functions to support monthly closings, audits, forward pricing rates and ERP projects

  • Interface with external auditors for financial & contract quarterly audits as well as manage internal controls and resulting internal audits

  • Ensure income statement and balance sheets for division are properly stated and are consistent with US GAAP and IFRS standards.

  • Ensure business and contract compliance with applicable FAR, DFARS and CAS regulations

  • Directly interface with DCAA, DCMA and other U.S. Government agencies with respect to various audits, system reviews and compliance inquiries

  • Estimate and substantiate U.S. Forward Pricing Rates (direct and indirect) with the US Government annually; these rates are used when proposing new business and recording actual costs.

  • Due to significant international transactions, ensure consistent transfer pricing practices are used and followed for inter-company transactions

  • Manage and lead Finance department culture of strong attention to detail and accuracy with sophisticated, timely, relevant analysis

  • Ability to stay abreast of latest industry and technology trends and advocate for as well as implement best practices

  • Ability to create and explain financial results for business managers and identify reasons for variances as well as corrective actions; seek out and provide advance warnings of risks and opportunities

  • Ability to influence key stakeholders throughout the organization; recommend, drive and implement change based on best practices in the U.S. Aerospace & Defense industry


  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Accounting or Finance

  • 20+ years of financial experience in the U.S. Government Aerospace & Defense industry

  • Strong leadership experience able to lead a Finance team with responsibility for execution, accuracy and results

  • Strong U.S. Government Contracting experience including familiarity with FAR, DFARS and CAS rules and regulations; experience working directly with DCAA, DCMA and other U.S. Government agencies

  • Experience recommending, leading and implementing change within the Finance domain including process improvements, re-organizations, changes to rate structures, new tools and systems and integration of new businesses

  • Experience working with business leadership at the Executive level to recommend and analyze strategic business decisions

  • Willingness to travel internationally

Skills and Abilities

  • Expert in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to report, convey and communicate complex financial decisions and analysis

  • Ability to interface and work with various leaders from cross functional teams and work effectively with various levels of the organization including the CEO and CFO

  • Ability to manage and adapt Finance organization to satisfy the needs and requirements of a growing business; be an influential leader in all business decision making

  • Expert knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS and other general accounting rules and principles; ability to recommend and implement best practices while adapting to rules changes

  • Strong leadership, analytical and communication skills with the ability to multi-task, set priorities and delegate

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of DeWolff, Boberg & Associates and the clients we represent is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. DB&A hires and promotes individuals solely based on their qualifications for the position to be filled.

DB&A and our clients believe that all employees should be provided with a working environment which enables each team member to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.

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