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Founded in 1955, Pacific Architects and Engineers Incorporated ("PAE") is a global provider of expeditionary services to a range of customers, including the U.S. government, international agencies and allied foreign governments. PAE provides its customers with quality work, with integrity and high ethical standards that define our business operations.
In 2006, PAE became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation ("LMC"). In April 2011, private investments firm Lindsay Goldberg ("LG") purchased PAE from LMC. Six months later, in October 2011, PAE completed the acquisition of Defense Support Services, LLC ("DS2"), a leading provider of military aircraft and vehicle maintenance, logistics and base support services. In July 2013, PAE closed the acquisition of the Applied Technology Division ("ATD") of CSC, a $700 million in sales business unit that provides range test and training services, aviation maintenance and operations and maintenance services to a diverse customer base. In 2015 PAE completed two additional acquisitions and today, PAE is a global company of approximately $2.2 billion in sales.
PAE is looking to establish a strong Finance and accounting organization, capable of supporting its projected growth in 2015 and beyond. To support its ambitious strategic plan, PAE is seeking a highly qualified Vice President and Corporate Controller to lead the general accounting, technical accounting, SEC reporting, Tax, and financial shared services functions of the Corporation. This position will report directly to the CFO. As part of the executive leadership team, the Corporate Controller will be responsible for the following:
Provide leadership and oversight of the entire finance and accounting organization
Identify, hire, retain, coach a team of highly qualified accounting professionals
Leads the strategic direction for the accounting function including the implementation of financial systems
Implement accounting policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. GAAP
Ensure design and operating effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting in accordance with the COSO framework
Oversee the monthly internal financial reporting process
Manage the preparation of the quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements
Manage the relationship with the external auditors including discussion of technical accounting issues, policy/ US GAAP interpretations and reviews/audits on a quarterly/annual consolidated financial statements
Advise the Business Units and Programs on contract accounting and financial accounting matters
Oversee the Company's financial shared services in Dubai and the US which include Payroll, Accounts Payable, Billing, Travel and General Accounting
Liaison with outside Auditors
Intergradation of acquisitions into PAE
Qualifications:
15 or more years of progressive finance and accounting experience
Experience managing teams of over 50 people
Bachelor's degree in accounting or business-related field
MBA or Master's in Finance
CPA
Public accounting experience
Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting
Experience in a large corporate accounting organization desired
US Government Contracting experience with understanding of FAR and CAS Compliance
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to effectively communicate across organizational boundaries, extensive, daily interface with the executive management team, global accounting organizations
Strong governance and compliance oversight
Breadth of business management experience and ability to lead employees in a matrix organization
International business experience
Proven change agent, will lead significant transformation of PAE Accounting and Financial Services functions
Ability to travel internationally
Prior experience with integrating acquisitions
An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE's hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.
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