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Director of Accounting/Controller

Company Overview

PAR Government Systems Corporation (PGSC) is an industry leader in systems and service solutions for U.S. Defense and Intelligence communities with annual revenues approaching $90 million. PGSC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the publicly traded PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) with annual revenues of approximately $250 million. 

Job Summary

We seek a self-directed and experienced Director of Accounting/Controller, located at our Corporate office in Central NY. In this position, you will oversee all financial and accounting activities and compliance with both DCAA and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.  The position will be an active participant in the executive management for PGSC.  Responsibilities also include identifying and implementing opportunities to improve accounting and management information processes leveraging the organization’s enterprise resource planning system.  The position reports to both the PGSC President and the Corporate CFO.  This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional looking to join a growing business and provide leadership for PGSC’s financial functions.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversees the activities of the accounting department to ensure accurate and timely completion of all accounting functions; provides leadership and support to accounting team members, mentors staff and measures performance.
  • As part of the executive management team, provides subject matter expertise in government contractor accounting compliance; develops and manages business processes, policies and systems to ensure compliance.
  • Develops and maintains efficient accounting, business and reporting processes which leverage the power of the company’s ERP System (Deltek Costpoint v. 7x).
  • Manages the timely and accurate completion of monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing process, financial statement preparation, and dissemination of management information.
  • Ensures accounting (GAAP) and FAR accuracy relative to every entry made in the accounting system; the proper accumulation of indirect costs into their appropriate indirect pools; indirect rate pools are properly maintained and compliant with FAR; and all accounts are reconciled and documented.
  • Coordinates and provides support to external financial audits from public accounting firms and federal auditors and provides recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Prepares forward pricing and cost submissions in support of DCAA, and other government requirements.
  • Compiles and analyzes financial reporting packages; communicates financial metrics and makes recommendations to executive management.
  • Works closely with PGSC management regarding contract/project control, key indicator/metrics identification, analysis, and reporting. 
  • Assists Business Development in the financial areas of proposal development.
  • Leads PGSC’s compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements; ensures an internal control system is established and maintained for all financial transactions; ensures compliance with government regulations, including record retention in support of audit. 
  • Contributes in preparation of the annual operating plan (AOP) and in updates to the long-range strategic plan.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal tax reporting requirements.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 10-15 years of progressive and relevant corporate accounting, management and supervisory experience with a government contractor.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, CAS, and FAR.
  • Strong communication, writing, leadership and interpersonal skills; collaborative management style.
  • Strong knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems; knowledge of Deltek’s Costpoint desired.
  • Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office – including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proven ability to work well with DCAA and external auditors.
  • Experience developing and maintaining compliant Sarbanes-Oxley policies.
  • Experience and aptitude for business process reengineering.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • A CPA certificate and/or MBA are desirable.

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