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Company: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Location: Alexandria, VA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace



Systems Planning and Analysis (SPA) is looking for an Assistant Controller professional to become part of our team. You will be part of a strong team of high performance and dynamic professionals. The ideal candidate enjoys a fast paced and growing environment, and has an appreciation for streamlined processes. You must understand what it means to be compliant with internal policies and procedures as well as DCAA/FAR. You bring best practices and know what it means to “lead up” in our growing company and enjoy having a seat the at the financial table on how to make sure our practices are scalable in order to meet the demands of our growth and customers. Directly reporting to the VP, Controller, you will assist and be a primary force in all aspects of the day-to-day accounting and month-end close processes, including journal entries, receivables, payables, timekeeping, labor distribution while ensuring accuracy and completeness. You have strong experience in accounting for federal government contracts, and a strong work understanding of government cost accounting standards (CAS) and the FAR. In addition, you have an expert proficiency with Deltek Costpoint 7. #IN123


  • Manage the productivity and effectiveness of day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursements, general ledger, financial reporting & cost accounting
  • Ensures all transactions are recorded in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles GAAP and DCAA regulations
  • Assure consistent accounting practices and principles are applied at every level
  • Review the company's accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances
  • Manage and reconcile all general ledger accounts monthly
  • Calculation and/or review of indirect rates
  • Assist with preparation of incurred cost submissions
  • Assist in the accurate and timely execution of month and quarter-end close processes, allowing for timely management reporting
  • Supervision and training of AP and Staff accountants
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Work with Controller and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to deliver budgeting, forecasting and cash flow analysis.
  • Evaluate, implement, and enhance systems to further automate processes for efficiencies and effectiveness while maintaining internal controls and adhering to government regulatory compliance
  • Assist with review and implement changes to internal accounting controls as needed
  • Participate in preparation for the annual audit
  • Interface with external auditors


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience as an Assistant Controller or Accounting Manager for Government Contractor
  • Extensive experience with Deltek Costpoint 7 and Time Collection required
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
  • Working knowledge of FAR & CAS
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Indirect Rates and Incurred Cost Submissions

Desired Qualifications

  • CPA Preferred

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