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Government Compliance Specialist

Date posted 04/25/2019

Job ID#: 23607BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Job Title: Government Compliance Specialist
Job Category: Finance/Accounting
City: San Diego
State: California
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Job Summary
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Government Compliance Specialist within our Financial Operations team in San Diego, Ca. This position reports to the Manager, Business Systems Assistance Team (BSAT) (or Director of Government Accounting and Compliance in the absence of the Manager), and is responsible for providing support to Business System owners in accordance with 2.OPD.005 (DFARS Business Systems Monitoring Procedure) and with GA&C Instruction 301 (Business Systems Assistance Team). A successful team member must be adaptable and flexible to constant changing business requirements in both a technical and non-technical environment.

  • Supports one or more DFARS Business Systems, including assisting cognizant owners with implementing adequate system descriptions, establishing self-governance/monitoring procedures and internal controls, or in supporting external/internal reviews.
  • Develops supportable company positions for the proper business system practices in compliance with applicable government regulations.
  • Prepares draft responses to DCAA and DCMA audits, correspondence, and inquiries, in support of Business System owners.
  • Provides guidance on issues of compliance with government rules, regulation and oversight
  • Manages the preparation of various accounting/financial reports and analyses to assist with monitoring of financial performance.
  • Participates in the development and modification of accounting/financial policies, procedures, internal controls and practices to ensure the accounting/finance and cost control activities are successfully implemented and meet overall business objectives and required regulatory standards.
  • Formulates and recommends policies, objectives, budgets, plans, and schedules for the department.
  • Identifies financial, regulatory, and internal control issues, recommend solutions and manage corrective action to any financial/regulatory inconsistencies. May review contracts and proposals, ensuring that proposal pricing is correct, that required financial data is auditable and presented in accordance with proposal requirements, are in accordance with company disclosed accounting practices and cash flow have been analyzed and approved.
  • Considers and makes recommendations about existing and future accounting practices, changes and associated cost impacts.
  • Provides accounting, financial analysis, cost accounting and/or budgeting support for assigned business unit(s) or program(s)/project(s).
  • Ensures business excellence is maintained by participating in the planning, selection, retention, and development of required professional talent within the department.
  • Participates with Business System owners in the development and implementation of annual and long-term financial and strategic business objectives for the company.
  • Interacts with management, analyzes and plans accounting treatments while considering the overall company objectives
  • May act as primary contact with managers and customers concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, or contractual clarifications. May conduct briefings and financial updates for internal and external representatives.
  • May perform reviews of system self-governance/monitoring, training, instructions and/or practices, as necessary.
  • Makes decisions that have a serious impact on outcomes, possibly effecting schedules and/or expenditure of time, resources and funds.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline and ten or more years of progressively complex experience in finance/accounting and/or auditing of those functions, preferably at a government contractor. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • An MBA in accounting or finance, CPA or CMA certification, and/or major accounting firm experience is highly desirable
  • Must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of industry and government cost accounting principles, theories, and concepts, and a complete and thorough knowledge of cost accounting practices, techniques, and standards. Must have the ability to research and interpret regulatory compliance matters, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
  • Must demonstrate a detailed application of industry and government finance/accounting management principles and practices as well as comprehensive finance/accounting leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
  • Must be able to resolve complex management and finance/accounting problems; serve as spokesperson on projects and/or programs; and be an expert in one or more finance/accounting management areas.
  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required :
0% - 25%
US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required?
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