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Project Controller

Reston, Virginia

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Government Services
Business Unit: Government Services
Requisition Number: 229010
Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Reston
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid 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 Summary
Project Controllers are responsible for supporting one or more project teams [typically category B-C level projects] through providing comprehensive financial support and implementation of project management controls.  Responsibilities often include budgeting, forecasting, reporting & analysis, business process improvement, and month end project settlement activities.  This highly visible position requires regular interaction with internal and external customers as well as interactions with senior level staff members.


Project Controllers 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.  Project Controllers often oversee activities of assigned Project / Billing Analysts if the project size and complexity requires such support.



        Prepare project pricing calculations and documentation

        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)

        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

        Participate in 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

        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

        Other duties as assigned



        Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or related discipline

        3-5 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

        Strong organizational and analytical skills

        Detail oriented and ability to prioritize work and multitask effectively

        Ability to work well in both a team setting and independently

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

        Communicate effectively with all levels of management both orally and in written form

        Intermediate level MS Excel skills with the ability to design complex models

        Good 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 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 at either a Top Secret or Secret level.


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