Serco Inc.

Project Control Manager

Recruiting Location
RL_VAHQ - Serco-NA Corporate HQ
Work Location
Position Type
Security Clearance

Position Description

Serco is seeking a Project Control Manager to lead a team of five program controllers in our APML business unit. The position will report to the Sr. Manager Finance.


This role calls for a well-rounded performer who thrives in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Key attributes we are seeking for this role include both the willingness to dig deeply into details, as well as the ability to assess the big picture. The selected individual will consistently demonstrate high levels of technical and professional knowledge and quickly assimilate new information. The successful candidate will have a strong management and program control background with significant experience in government contracting.


The Manager of Project Control is responsible for the management of Project Control employees involved in program financial management and analysis, monthly and quarterly accounting close processes, and process improvement.

This position is responsible for providing business guidance and program control support to Operational Leaders to achieve financial and operational goals, as well as recommending actions to improve progress and performance.



As the leader of the program control team you will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of operational finance for their supported programs. This position positively affects company performance and positions the incumbent for future growth and development opportunities.


Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Responsible for providing lead level financial support to Program Managers in the preparation and analysis of complex project financial data and other complex contract, project or business related task.
  • Support the monthly business rhythms of both the program and finance organizations, including participating in and supporting meetings and program reviews.
  • Liaison between operations and other administrative support organizations on financial issues. Interfaces with subcontractors, vendors, and customers as required.
  • Provide cost, schedule and funding planning, reporting, monitoring and analysis support to Program Managers including Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and development of time-phased budgets and schedules.
  • Provide finance inputs for project set up in compliance with contractual terms, conditions and requirements.
  • Prepare program financial Estimates at Complete (EAC) and meet deadlines for submission requirements. Ensure program revenue and profit is recorded in compliance with the EAC.
  • Identify project risks and opportunities and provide analytical contribution in working resolution with PM, Contracts, Procurement and Finance/Accounting.
  • Support accounts receivable as required during the billing processing. Monitor billing status and unbilled issues, working with Finance, Contracts, Accounting and PMO to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Oversee preparation of subcontractor and vendor accruals as services/goods are received in accordance with GAAP and internal policies to ensure that the project´s cost/commitment is accurately captured and reported internally and externally.
  • Analyze profit risks and opportunities and advise management on the optimal path forward.
  • Responsible for the management of the finance employees involved in program control and analysis. Responsible for the employment, training, motivation and discipline of assigned employees.
  • Directs, implements, and administers formal aspects of program control for their team in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate policies, and government regulations.        
  • Knowledge of general and corporate business practices, government contracting regulations and principles, and accounting and finance principles. Must be versed in various contract vehicles, i.e., CPAF, CPFF, LOE, FPLOE, FFP, T&M, IDIQs, etc. Preferred knowledge of FAR/DFAR, DCAA compliance and audits



  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in area of specialty or equivalent and at least 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • 4 or more years of experience leading and developing a team.
  • 6 or more years of experience in a government contracting environment. 
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Excel Required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Deltek Costpoint Project and Revenue modules required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team with a focus on high professional standards, strong follow-up and successful project execution.
  • US Citizenship Required.

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has approximately 8,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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