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Project Controller, Associate

AMERICAN SYSTEMS | Chantilly VA 20151 USA | Full Time | Posted: 04/30/2021

Job Descriptiontop

WANTED: a highly motivated professional with 2-4 years' experience to join our team as AMERICAN SYSTEMS' next Project Controller (PC)!

As the Project Controller, you will:

  • Join an empowered employee-owned company with a Culture of Accountability
  • Be part of a team of highly skilled, supportive professionals
  • Provide guidance and support to the Company’s Program/Project Managers and operational management.  
  • Provides cradle-to-grave financial support for direct projects including: assessing basic terms and conditions of contracts, setting up and maintaining projects in accounting system, monitoring, analyzing and reporting on project performance, preparing/submitting project billing, supporting collection efforts and closing out projects. 

A week in the life of the Project Controller includes:

  • Establish a business relationship with assigned Program/Project Manager(s) (to include Directorate management if applicable).  Provide financial guidance and support to facilitate the accurate set-up, performance and reporting of projects.  Includes guidance and roll-up data for weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly data-calls. Assist in the development of forecasts on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Identify and confirm requirements with the Contracts Administrator and the Program/Project Manager(s) to include reporting and invoicing obligations and other items that may affect the project’s set up in Costpoint.
  • Set up and maintain assigned projects in Costpoint based on project requirements and in compliance with the Company’s set up rules to ensure the proper recognition of revenue. 
  • Monitor work-at-risk projects and ensure compliance with the Company’s work-at-risk and revenue-at-risk policies.
  • Review actual project expenses for accuracy and completeness.  Identify and remedy miscodings to ensure the proper recognition of revenue.
  • Coordinate with the Program\Project Manager(s) on a monthly or quarterly basis to prepare updated cost estimates to complete (EAC) for revenue recognition.  Regularly monitor EAC for reasonableness against plans and actual expense rate.  Research and provide timely explanations for variations in project performance to Finance & Accounting. 
  • Prepare and provide assorted reports for internal and/or external customers to include funding summaries, Limitation of Funds (LOF) notifications, Project Status Report (PSR) queries and other reports as required.
  • Ensure project invoices are accurately prepared, reviewed, approved, and timely submitted. 
  • Provide monthly reconciliation of billed/unbilled vs. revenue activity including researching unexplained reconciling items.
  • Assist Program\Project Managers and members of the Pricing Group with bid and pricing support and proposal development.
  • Ensure compliance with the Company’s financial policies and procedures including revenue recognition policies and project set up rules.  Serve as a liaison between the business office and operations. 

Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States.  We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Our employee-owners are encouraged to make a difference, implement new ideas in a collaborative environment, and focus on mission critical success. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs and innovation we deliver excellence everyday.  Join us! 

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Job Requirementstop

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (business, finance or accounting)
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of experience in a directly related field (i.e. federal government contracting, project control, finance related to commercial construction, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Deltek Costpoint highly desirable.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills as well as being able to learn specialized software tool applications and apply them within AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ framework of business operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with others and work independently.
  • Proven project financial management experience (to include budgeting, reporting and analysis and revenue recognition) preferably in a project-based organization
  • Possess working knowledge of contracts administration and pricing
  • Ability to assess, interpret and apply government and industry standards, specifications and handbooks to the unique requirements of tasking.

Job Detailstop

Location Chantilly, VA, 20151, United States
Categories Accounting & Finance, General, Government, Professional, Contracts & Acquisitions
Sec Clearances DoE Clearance, Public Trust, DHS Suitability, Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI, Top Secret/SSBI, Top Secret/EBI, Top Secret (TS), Secret, Confidential, Interim, Other, Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name Lauren Moretti
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Primary Phone 703-968-5220
Job Code 19653