Government Compliance Manager

Job Description

BAE Systems is currently recruiting for a Government Compliance Manager to join our Finance team supporting the Ordinance Systems businesses in Radford, VA & Kingsport, TN.

Your primary responsibilities will be around the following:

  • Applies and analyzes accounting principles on contracts, costs, processes, practices and procedures with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) interpretations.
  • Conducts financial and operational audits by examining and verifying accounting, statistical, or operational records and/or procedures of internal and/or external organizations to determine the reliability and effectiveness of financial and control systems, material assets, liabilities, surplus, income, expenditures, etc. (Financial Controls Framework and Internal Audit support).
  • Prepares reports of findings and recommendations to management. May evaluate and recommend improvements to business practices, processes and control procedures in accordance with regulations and best Federal Contractor practices.
  • Supports system owners continued approved status of major business processes and systems required to do business with U.S. Government.
  • Owns the ACO and DCAA relationship and interface. Maintains the formal correspondence log between the Government and OSI with regard to Advance Agreements, required submittals, Government requests for information, and responses to SOCARs, Initial Determinations and Final Determinations.
  • Responsible for OSI's:
    • Relationship with DCAA/DCMA and the local ACOs
    • Annual Incurred Cost Submittal and its defense,
    • Negotiation of final rates,
    • Submittal of an adequate Forward Pricing Rate Proposal, support of its audit and use in establishing and maintaining a Forward Pricing Rate Agreement and provisional Billing Rates.
    • Submittals of General Dollar Magnitude (GDM) and/or Detailed cost impacts.
    • Submittal, maintenance and defense of disclosure statements.
    • Leading studies and decisions for changes in disclosed and/or established cost accounting practices.
    • Answering to CAS and Disclosure Statement non-compliance findings.
    • Government Accounting and internal controls dashboards and CAP completion verifications.
    Typical Education & Experience

    Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

    Required Skills and Education

    Our ideal candidates will embody the following characteristics, skills and abilities:
  • Possess very good people skills and has the ability to deal with difficult people and turn strained relationships into positive, cooperative environments.
  • Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness. Applies and/or develops advanced concepts, techniques and standards. Viewed as expert in the field outside of the corporation.
  • Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity that require an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovativeness. Challenges are unique and solutions serve as precedent for future decisions. Creates formal networks with key decision makers and serves as external spokesperson for the organization.
  • Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Work checked only to the effectiveness of results obtained, typically requiring a long-term perspective. Virtually self-supervisory.
  • Possesses history of good judgment: Decisions affect the financial, employee or public relations posture of the organization. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would have a long-term negative effect on organization's reputation and business posture.
  • Serves as consultant to top management in long-range company planning or spokesperson on advanced projects and/or programs. Prime external spokesperson for the organization with DCAA and the Government ACO on highly significant matters relating to policies, programs, capabilities and long-range goals and objectives.
  • Strong working familiarity with US Government Cost Accounting Standards, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, DFARS, DCAM, COSO, and GAAP/IFRS.


  • Preferred Skills and Education

    Minimum of 10+ Years related experience with BS or 8+ Years with MS.
    CPA, CIA, CMA certification.

    About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

    BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression


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