Frontier Technology, Inc. (www.fti-net.com)
FTI is seeking a Controller who will work closely with the CFO to lead key accounting functions within a highly dynamic, high growth environment. The qualified candidate for this role will have extensive experience and knowledge of government contracting accounting practices. This role will be responsible to both build and manage the close process, respond to all internal and external reporting requirements (including regulatory reporting), as well as develop and manage the audit processes, accounting policy creation, tax filings, and payroll practices. This role will also develop and lead the overall finance operations, which serves as an integral part of the business.
FTI’s primary accounting functions are based out of our Goleta, California office which is where this role will be based. Relocation is available for qualified candidates.
Lead the organization’s transformation from serving as a traditional Accounting support function, to a strategic partner with the business by providing timely analysis for customer-oriented initiatives and solving root cause issues
Applies advanced accounting skills to perform and/or oversee routine and non-routine tasks involving the processing and reconciliation of receivables, billing, payroll, accounts payable, contract revenue calculations, contract cost accumulation and reporting, indirect rate calculations, fixed assets, general ledger, preparing financial statements, and supporting compliance audits
Assists with preparation of budgets, forecasts, incurred cost submissions, and other duties as required
Collaborate with staff to ensure department is run effectively and efficiently
Ability to effectively communicate the scope of work and technical findings or recommendations to a non-technical audience; ability to produce readable, concise and accurate documentation
Lead the monthly closing process by ensuring that all revenue and expenses are properly and accurately accounted for in the appropriate periods
Review monthly financials and financial analysis thoroughly and accurately
Provide management with accurate and timely financial information for decision making purposes.
Oversee annual review with external auditors.
Maintains complete control of the balance sheet
Assist management team with cost reduction measures across various functions.
Comply with local, state and federal government tax requirements and tax filings
Responsible for managing state and local revenue and contractor licensing requirements
Develop an Audit function for department and entire company to ensure processes/procedures are documented and followed.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in related field. CPA preferred.
Previous experience in a Controller or Sr. Finance role within the government contracting sector is required.
Fundamental knowledge of GAAP, FAR, & DFARS procedures and standards.
Demonstrated ability to conduct financial analysis and calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions.
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly including advanced Excel functions; experience with financial modeling using Excel models.
Competence adopting and implementing new software systems
Demonstrated ability to achieve and set departmental deadlines.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills with a respectful, positive, professional presentation style.
Ability to effectively present information and provide timely, reliable, courteous service to internal and external customers.
Strong negotiation and conflict resolution ability.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong initiative, work ethic, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.