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MANAGER, GOVERNMENT CONTRACT BILLING

The Aerospace Corporation | El Segundo CA 90245 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/27/2020

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In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

The Government Contract Billing Manager leads a dynamic, innovative department that manages the preparation of invoices and supporting documentation for Federal, state, non-profit, and commercial customers, including cost reimbursable, time and materials, and firm fixed price contracts with annual revenues in excess of $100 million.  The manager develops and maintain key stakeholder relationships with internal organizations and interfaces with external customers as needed.   In addition, the manager liaises between the accounting groups and contract administrators regarding customer invoicing terms and conditions, requirements, funding status, and unbilled costs.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages and leads the day-to-day operations of the Civil System Group (CSG) Contracts Billing department
  • Plans, coordinates, trains and monitors department personnel performance
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with internal stakeholders and external customers (where appropriate) to proactively identify and develop efficient billing strategies and solutions to address customer invoicing requirements
  • Provides strategic and administrative guidance to staff of appropriate invoicing and support documentation standards
  • Establishes and maintains internal controls to achieve corporate objectives related to invoicing, government contracting regulations, accounting, and financial reporting.  Designs and implements internal controls as needed.
  • Reviews and approves each invoice prior to its release and/or submission to the customer
  • Develops and implements process improvements for department with an emphasis on efficiency and accuracy
  • Oversees documentation and update of department desk procedures to ensure all key department activities are documented
  • Interfaces with senior management

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • Eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in the government contract billing, reporting, or accounting fields  
  • Experience with government contracting regulations (e.g. FAR, DFAR), rates (e.g. overhead, CAS-414, and fee) and different contract types (CPFF, FFP, T&M, etc.)
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Excellent cross-functional collaboration and leadership skills, with the ability to influence others
  • Experience working with and responding to internal, external or government auditor requests
  • Experience working with ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle, People Soft) and MS Excel
  • Bachelor s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Position requires working a standard 5-day schedule and working more than standard working hours, particularly during fiscal year-end close (September through November)
  • Transcripts for degree completion may be requested

 PREFERRED:

  • Experience with managing personnel, including in a teleworking environment
  • Advanced, hands-on experience with SAP and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Dassian billing software and SAP Business Warehouse
  • Experience with managing and performing activities to transition processes between a legacy and new system
  • Experience reviewing supporting schedules for inclusion in Incurred Cost Claim filings
  • Experience with collecting on past due accounts
  • Knowledge of accounting standards, practices, and procedures
  • Experience reviewing and approving journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations and performing month-end close activities
  • MBA or CPA with public accounting experience

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,  genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at  ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review  The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law  poster and  the supplement, as well as the  Pay Transparency Policy Statement.  

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Location El Segundo, CA, 90245, United States
Categories Engineering

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