Senior Manager Program Accounting

Senior Manager Program Accounting

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Accounting & Finance




Join a top employer and advance your career. Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with Aplin to hire a Senior Manager who will be responsible for maintaining program financials across the company. You will oversee accurate revenue recognition, invoicing, funding, gross margins, cash flow, and programmatic risks as well as monitor costs on a weekly basis ensuring that actuals are within budget. This position will report directly to the VP of Finance and has an excellent opportunity for growth.

This position is a hybrid in Dartmouth, NS.

  • Manage a small Program Accounting team
  • Ensure that program costs and estimates to complete are reviewed on a monthly basis, supporting/challenging Program Accountants, Program Managers, and Work Package Managers
  • Ensure the review of weekly/monthly timesheet bookings against programs to ensure the accuracy of labor costs
  • Publish monthly Contract Status Reviews (CSRs) for agreed programs
  • Perform variance analysis on costs, scope, and schedules, and report on related risks
  • Identify variances and support project management in the resolution of outstanding issues
  • Review the forward load across the program portfolio and monitor actual resources available against the required resources.  Highlight the financial impact of any imbalance in the load
  • Prepare financial customer reporting as required under program contracts
  • Monitor cashflow reporting and gross margin analysis for individual programs, portfolios, and the wider business
  • Support Program Managers with customer interface when requested
  • Support/guide Program Managers with Project and Excel reporting tools
  • Manage/oversee program budgeting and forecasting process
  • Overseen the preparation and submission of the annual R&D Expenditure Credit information
  • Provide program reports to Program managers and Senior Management as requested
  • Oversee formal quarterly Program Cost Reviews across the portfolios
  • Rev and challenge program inputs into the FP&A processes/budgets/forecasts
  • Ensure that program invoicing is completed on schedule, monitor unpaid invoices, and assist in the resolution of any overdue customer invoices
  • Support month-end close processes
  • 3+ years' experience working in a project accounting environment
  • 3+ years' experience working in the Engineering, Construction, or Defense industry
  • Degree in accounting or a similar field
  • Canadian Government Security Clearance and satisfy all requirements to be able to work on Canadian Controlled Goods projects
  • CPA license
  • Advanced Excel knowledge

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