Vice President, Corporate Controller

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

LGS Innovations Herndon, VA

Herndon, VA
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CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: (US Citizenship is a prerequisite)



TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessary


LGS Innovations, a leader in solving the most complex networking and communications challenges, is seeking a talented VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE CONTROLLER at our HERNDON, VA location.

The successful candidate will provide strategic and operational leadership and financial management expertise to the Corporate Controller organization. Direct controller's function, staff and lead activities of the organization for the general ledger to include, accounts payable, expense reporting, accounts receivable/cash receipts, time reporting, month-end close processes. Oversee tax compliance, regulatory compliance, DCAA audits, budgeting and treasury including cash management. Position is responsible for submission of actual and forecast financial statements and reports to owners and also responsible for supporting Mergers and Acquisition activities.

LGS Innovations solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government, state and local governments, foreign governments, and commercial organizations worldwide. LGS delivers groundbreaking research, and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage that contributes to the mission and operational success of its customers. LGS Innovations is a U.S.-owned company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices nationwide. We provide our employees with competitive compensation packages and a full range of benefits, including vacation, medical, dental, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).




Provide vision, direction and leadership to multifunctional work group reporting to this position and have overall human resources responsibility for the group.

* Work collaboratively across organizational lines.
* Serve as a change agent and manage organizational change efforts to ensure operational effectiveness.
* Lead continuous improvement initiatives by observing effectiveness of accounting and reporting processes, identifying issues, recommending solutions and providing senior management with feedback to support efficiency and accuracy of accounting and reporting operations and ensure team alignment with business goals.


Participate in the development and implementation of the Corporate Finance strategic plan, aligned with and supporting the strategic plan for LGS.


Develop, communicate and monitor new LGS accounting policies impacting operations of business and ensurepolicies are compliant with GAAP, CAS and FAR financial reporting requirements and regulations

Prepare financial reports for senior leadership and board of directors

Prepare year-end financial statements with footnotes for audit

Lead support for annual audit of financial statements by public accounting firm

Oversee the monthly closing of the books including account analysis and reconciliations ensuring financial statements and reports are in compliance with GAAP, IFRS, CAS and FAR.

Prepare, analyze and publish financial statements for guidance to senior management and financial managers and provide financial explanations, when appropriate

Monitor and report corporate expenses

Prepare external financial statements, research of accounting rules, review of revenue recognition, establishment of accounting for acquisitions and support of the CFO

Lead teams to develop and maintain compliant internal controls and driving internal control improvements, processes and documentation

Serve as primary interface to internal and external audits

Develop, analyze and interpret the financial statements and reports of the Company in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, cash flow, performance against budget and operating effectiveness of the organization

Work in partnership and interface with various functions within the company to ensure that the controller functions are meeting internal management needs and acquiring appropriate information to generate accurate reports

Ensure maintenance of the Company's system of accounts and ensure all books and records are retained to support all company transactions

Oversee existing accounting programs and make process and system improvements to enhance efficiency and improve processes

* Contribute to divisional and organizational initiatives that achieve cost-reduction and revenue-enhancement.


Perform profit and expense analysis to determine present and future financial performance and develop forecast accordingly

Support acquisition initiatives by:


Preparing entries for purchase accounting for acquisitions

Performing financial analysis as required

Supporting due diligence on potential acquisitions as directed by CFO


Supervise the Senior Compliance Manager, Government Audits to include preparation of disclosure statements, forward pricing submissions, incurred cost submissions and dealings with DCAA and DACO.

Oversee the treasury area including cash management, cash forecasting, insurance and tax compliance.

Travel to other LGS Locations or Customer Sites as necessary

Understand and adhere to all LGS Ethical and Compliance policies

Proactively ensure a safe work environment and adhere to LGS EH&S policies and procedures

Perform other duties as required

If required, obtain/retain a government security clearance at the level required to perform the duties of the position


* Demonstrated and experienced leadership and progressively increasing management responsibility of employees in a high profile, fast paced, growing company
* Strong customer relationship building skills with both internal and external customers
* Strong written and verbal communication skills required
* Demonstrated strong knowledge of GAAP including external financial reporting, CAS and FAR
* Public accounting experience as a financial auditor, desired
* Previous experience as a Controller in a government contracting environment
* Strong working knowledge of Deltek Cost Point required
* Previous Mergers and Acquisitions experience, preferred
* Maintain a broad knowledge of financial management strategies to optimize corporate finance operations
* Knowledge of Microsoft software applications and other accounting software applications as required



Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and minimum of 15 years of related functional and progressive leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, skills and experience

CPA past or current required

Master's degree in Accounting or MBA is preferred



Work is typically performed in an office environment which requires proper safety precautions.Work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment.

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

LGS Innovations is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.