Chief Government Compliance Officer

in Falls Church, VA

Chief Government Compliance Officer Job

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    Falls Church, VA 22042, US

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Job Description The Chief Government Compliance Officer will be one of the company's key representatives in interactions with associated agencies of the US Government such as the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). Given the extensive breadth and depth of the US Government s procurement and accounting regulations, this position requires frequent interaction with executives from all internal organizations in the company to ensure each is doing their respective parts toward ensuring high rates of compliance, thereby maintaining the company’s strong competitive position in the government contracting marketplace. The right candidate should be a technical expert on US Government Cost Accounting Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulations.

  • Provide strategic leadership to Government Compliance function across BAE Systems Inc. to reduce risk.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of corporate policies and training to ensure acceptable levels of compliance with government regulations. This requires keeping abreast of new regulations, changes in existing regulations, and relevant litigation outcomes
  • Lead the implementation of Business Systems Control Audits. Establish and execute annual plan to review Business Systems across BAE Systems Inc. to ensure adequacy of Business Systems and reduce DCAA/DCMA audit findings.
  • Coordinate timing of Corporate and Sector filings to ensure major, required financial and supplemental information filings associated with US Government procurement and accounting regulations are accurate, complete, and timely. Primary among these are the company’s final indirect rate cost proposals, and CAS disclosure statements.
  • Coordinate and respond to US Government audits of these filings and related audits of the company's business systems. Such responses can and do result in subsequent negotiations of settlements, with this position negotiating with them on behalf of the company.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and consistency of financial reserves for outcomes of government audits and recommend changes when necessary and prudent.
  • Plan and oversee the professional development and technical training of all the GC staff for which he/she has functional responsibility and assists in developing government compliance training for all company employee

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, analytical, and leadership skills are essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 14 years of related experience, showcased through prior and proven experience of at least 7 years with relevant government contractors.
  • An in-depth understanding of how specialties relate and interfaces with many other functions such as contracts, budgeting, accounting, and financial compliance for which there are inter-dependencies
  • Capabilities to interface with DCAA and DCMA and ability to negotiate to achieve Company wide settlements. Position will be delegated this authority and must be confident and capable of resolving these complex negotiations independently.
  • Demonstrated experience with timeliness for all DCAA and DCMA submissions. The role will be charged to deliver these activities across Inc., and directly feeds reporting to Senior leadership team for QBR and Board Meetings
  • With direct management of Inc. and ESS-IT staff, role will also indirectly lead each of the Sector's Government Compliance functions- setting standards, developing training, policies, calendars, and expectations across BAE Systems Inc.
  • High degree of knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, cost accounting, finance, and economics.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • MBA or CPA is highly desirable.

About BAE Systems, Inc.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. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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