Serco Inc.

Sr. Manager Business Finance

Recruiting Location : Location
US-CA-San Diego
Position Type
Security Clearance
Yes - May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position

Position Description

Serco is seeking a Sr. Manager of Business Finance with GovCon program financial management skills to lead a team of program controllers in our System Integration and Installation (SI2) business unit. The SI2 business unit is a $400M/yr IDIQ driven portfolio with hundreds of active DoD tasks/contracts at any given time. This position will oversee a large subset of the SI2 portfolio with programs ranging in size and complexity to include global system sustainment, large installation, and hardware production, build to print, contracts. The position will report to the Finance Director.


This role calls for a well-rounded leader who thrives in a fast-paced, demanding environment.  Key attributes we are seeking for this role is the ability to lead and cultivate a diverse team while providing strategic program analysis and insight to our operational VPs and Directors.  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 in a task order driven environment.


In this Sr. Manager of Business Finance you will be responsible for the management of finance 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 VPs and Directors to achieve financial and operational goals, as well as recommending strategic actions to improve progress and performance.


The position is based in San Diego, CA; however, the position will require the ability to travel occasionally (10% or less) within the United States.


As the leader of the program finance team for this business unit, the Manager of Business Finance 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, monthly rolling P&L forecast, and other complex contract, project or business related task.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for timeliness, completeness, and accuracy of monthly P&L forecast
  • Support the monthly business rhythms of both the program and finance organizations, including participating in and supporting meetings and program reviews.
  • Directs, implements, and administers formal aspects of program control for their team in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate policies, and government regulations.         
  • 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/EACs and schedules.
  • 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.
  • Provide oversight of finance inputs for project set up and revenue recognition in compliance with contractual terms, conditions and requirements.
  • Analyze profit risks and opportunities and advise management on the optimal path forward.
  • Liaison between operations and other administrative support organizations on financial issues. Interfaces with subcontractors, vendors, and customers as required.
  • 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.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in area of specialty or equivalent and at least 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • 6 or more years of experience leading and developing a team.
  • 10 or more years of finance and program control experience in a government contracting environment. 
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Excel 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.

If you want to join a Great Company that is growing, please apply now for immediate consideration!

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 over 9,000 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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