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Director of Finance Operations - In Colorado Springs CO

Company name

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Manager, Operations, Finance, Executive

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

Valid Through
Apr 19,2019


Director of Finance Operations - In Colorado Springs, CO','PEN001485','!*!


The director of finance operations position is a key leader of the finance organization, and requires an individual to lead a finance and accounting team as a business partner to the SVP of Programs and corporate finance teams.   This position requires a demonstration several important leadership attributes including: 

1.  The responsible management and care of company assets. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of federal regulations including FAR, U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley and a general understanding of public company requirements.  The position also requires the use risk management tools in execution of the responsibilities 

2. Serves as the Finance service line leader responsible for aligning service line objectives with the corporation financial goals and objectives.  Serves as a key leader to service line leadership on finance-related issues and must demonstrate the ability to anticipate business challenges and to put corrective actions in place to meet service line goals.  The director of finance operations formulates partnerships across the organization function to deliver value-added service to leadership that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The leader maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit’s financial position, its culture and its competition. This position calls for a matrix reporting structure whereby the reports to the corporate finance (straight line) and the respective Service Line SVP or VP (dotted line). 

3. The leader must demonstrate the ability to be a strategic advisor to the service line leadership team in prosecuting the corporation’s strategy as well as operational strategies.  

4. The position is considered a change agent for the organization by demonstrating the ability to develop continuous improvement projects, partnering with program operation to deliver on financial expectations and collaborating with the corporate finance team in delivering timely, complete and accurate financial results.


·         Conducts all aspects of financial leadership of program portfolio including, P&L management, cash management, compliance, FP&A, risk management, pricing and estimating, staffing and strategic planning.

·         The leader needs to understand the operational dynamics and context of each program in the service line and resultant impacts on the financials

·         Partner with business and functional leaders, providing information necessary to drive performance.

·         Develop clearly articulated short term and long term financial plans and strategies.

·         Advise on contracts that the service line company may enter

·         Deliver against the service line’s P&L proactively anticipating and addressing change that may impact the financials in a fast-paced environment.

·         Ensures credibility of the Company’s Finance department by providing timely and accurate analysis of financial data, reports, and trends on a routine basis, and as requested by management and others.

·         Engage and influence leaders of all levels, direct and indirect reports and peers.

·         Lead the development and continuous assessment of short-term and long-term strategic financial plans for Service Line.

·         Exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining confidentiality and good working relationships, with a variety of constituents including, field representatives, management and senior leadership team. Demonstrate culture of open communication and collaboration, where information and ideas are exchanged freely.

·         Provides financial guidance in accordance with current policies, regulation and directives as mandated by Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), US Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), US Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR).  Anticipates, identifies and takes corrective action where lack of following procedures may introduce risk to the corporation where compliance is lacking.

·         Collaborates with the Service Line Lead(s), Finance Program Leads, FP&A and Assistant Controller, oversees development of strategic business plans and forecasts.  Reviews and provides analysis on the financial status of the programs.

·         Active partner in service line strategy and operation sessions.  Analyzes and interprets operational issues and financial trends, and evaluates their impact on the financial posture of the organization. Develop solutions and recommends corrective action escalated to the appropriate level of management (program line management, operations, service line and/or HQ leadership).

·         Proposes policies and procedures changes that will allow teams to function efficiently in day to day responsibilities while adhering to the intent of the control. Manages and resolves complex financial issues. Manages cash position of the Business Area closely monitoring contract funding levels and preparation/submission/collection of program billings.

·         Provides day-to-day performance financial guidance to program line management and/or HQ leadership.

·         Assists individual program Finance managers based on corporate objectives and business strategies.

·         Supervises the preparation of program budgets making recommendations to the Assistant Controller related to final approvals.

·         Assists with the Finance portions of program phase-in/out planning and executes those plans, as required.

·         Assists Business Development in proposing competitive “price to win” strategies associated with new business and critical re-compete objectives.

·         Interfaces with multiple internal and external auditors ensuring overall compliance to include adherence with SOX guidelines.

·         Leads the monthly close process including posting of various entries and review of monthly financials for service line’s programs and timely submission of monthly closing reports.

·         Participates with development of add-on pricings, coordinating with the programs and compliance.

·         Motivate, strengthen, and hold accountable financial team members at all levels.

·         Experience with LOGCAP or contingency based contracting preferred

·         Performs personnel management functions to include, but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, coaching, counseling, evaluating and terminating employees. This would also include succession planning for key financial positions. Performs other duties and assignments as required.


·         Personal computer, printers, fax machine, and other standard office equipment.


·         Works in a general office environment with regular travel to project/customer locations.


·         Office working environment requiring prolonged sitting and extensive keyboard and computer operation. Some light lifting (~20 lbs).

','!*!MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certifications: One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.

·         CPA required, MBA preferred

·         25% travel expected.


·         Minimum of 10 to 15 years’ experience for a publicly traded company in business and corporate accounting, including financial accounting.

·         Government contract accounting knowledge required

·         Proven track record of running and enhancing the financial operations of a portfolio

·         Demonstrated experience in the refinement and enhancement of financial systems

·         Demonstrated ability to optimize working capital

·         Ability to identify, recruit, motivate, coach, develop and retain finance team

·         Understanding of implementing and maintaining government rate pools

·         Outstanding communications skills both written and oral with boardroom presence

Must display behaviors which embrace our values: integrity, respect, responsibility

·         Skills:

·         Strong analytical skills as well as strong written and oral communication skills required.

·         Highly strategic/critical thinking skills required.

·         Experience working for a publicly traded company in Finance & Accounting.

·         Hands-on leader required.

·         Knowledge of GAAP, CAS and FAR required.','United States-TX-Houston','Accounting/Finance','Secret','Secret','Yes, 25 % of the Time','Full-time','We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.','Director of Finance Operations - In Colorado Springs, CO

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Infrastructure Asset Management is one of three lines of service offered by Vectrus. Infrastructure Asset Management is generally referred to as an integrated set of capabilities and strategies for sustaining mature public infrastructure assets. It capitalizes on technology to predict and program operational requirements that keep large facilities or bases running and includes everything from supplies to electricity to water treatment. Our Infrastructure Asset Management services support the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy, and include infrastructure services, security, warehouse management and distribution, ammunition management, military base maintenance and operations, communications, emergency services, transportation, and life support activities at a number of critical global military installations. In some cases, capabilities normally offered in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Information Technology and Network Communication services cross over to our Infrastructure Asset Management Line of Service.