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Sr. Project Controller

Reston, Virginia

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Government Services
Business Unit: Government Services
Requisition Number: 226727
Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Reston
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens, uniquely qualified to perform work for the U.S. Government. We are focused on enhancing the safety and security of the nation's assets and infrastructure, as well as assisting to improve operational and energy performance.

As an independent U.S. company with its own Board of Directors, SGT maintains a unique relationship with Siemens. We are able to leverage resources of professionals world-wide with demonstrated domain expertise and proven past performance to manage large-scale, mission critical programs. The future of SGT is bright. By integrating world-class people, process, products and technology, SGT is expanding its role as an important part of our nation's security.

We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, along with the opportunity to grow your career with a well-established company.

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Job Description:

Siemens Government Technologies (SGT) is seeking a highly experienced individual for a position as a Senior Project Controller to support one or more project teams [typically category A and B level projects] through providing comprehensive financial support and implementation of project management controls. As a Sr. Project Controller you will perform budgeting, forecasting, reporting & analysis, business process improvement and month end project settlement activities. You will serve as a commercial partner to the project manager and project teams providing financial leadership and transparency in support of driving a project performance based culture. This highly visible position requires regular interaction with internal and external customers as well as interactions with senior level staff members.


·        Prepare project pricing calculations and documentation

·        Participate in contract price negotiations

·        Establish and maintain project WBS including revenue and billing formula’s

·        Monitor and maintain contract funding / mod reconciliation

·        Review and approve all major project expenditures (PR’s)

·        Assist contracts group in negotiating project subcontract agreements

·        Establish and maintain project budgets, and overall cost control

·        Prepare Estimate-At-Completion (EAC) and variance analysis [budget vs actual]

·        Drive project profitability and other performance metrics

·        Ensure timely and accurate project billings [Cost Plus, T&M, and FFP]

·        Track, reconcile and work to minimize project unbilled balances

·        Monitor and work to maximize project cash flow

·        Prepare risk and opportunity assessments; develop and execute plan to mitigate risks

·        Prepare ad hoc project reporting and analysis as required

·        Prepare detailed monthly project rolling forecasts

·        Conduct monthly project review meetings

·        Timely and accurate project settlement, prepare month end project journal entries

·        Assist with contract close out and incurred cost submissions

·        Support internal and external audits

·        Setup and maintenance of customer master data in business system

·        Work with Division Controller on other commercial activities as required

·        Ensure project accounting is compliant with Siemens and Government accounting standards

·        Adhere to company policies and procedures

·        Apply defined business controls required to support company SOX, compliance, and level of authority requirements

·        Coordinate activities with support teams including Corporate Accounting, IT, HR, Contracts, and Supply Chain Management



·        US Citizen with no dual citizenship or ties to any other country.

·        Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related discipline, MBA a plus

·        Five (5) - eight (8) years of experience relating to Program Controls, Project Controlling [cost-schedule-performance], Financial Analysis, and Pricing in the Government / Defense industry for various contract types and complexity

·        Experience in developing project pricing models and performing scenario analysis

·        Familiar with EVMS theory and application

·        Strong understanding of Government contracts, FAR and CAS

·        Working knowledge of project accounting and GAAP principles

·        Experience with Deltek Costpoint, Costpoint Project module, and Cognos

·        Strong organizational and analytical skills

·        Detail oriented and ability to prioritize work and multitask effectively

·        Ability to work both independently and in a team environment  

·        Capable of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and motivated to drive change and foster an environment to help achieve business results

·        Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both orally and in written form

·        Advanced level MS Excel skills with the ability to design complex models

·        Strong project management skills (PMI certification or equivalent a plus)


Security Clearance:

Candidate must be a US citizen and will be subject to a government security investigation to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information if needed in the future.



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