Senior Manager, Government Accounting and Compliance

  • Aerojet-Rocketdyne
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Nov 05, 2018
Full time Accounting Government

Job Description


At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.


We are looking for a Sr. Manager, Government Accounting and Compliance in our Sacramento, CA. facility. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Government Accounting and Compliance, the Senior Manager, Government Accounting and Compliance is an authority on CAS and FAR and acts as a liaison between Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) and government agencies, such as the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), for matters relating to Government contract compliance to ensure the Company’s processes and internal controls are in compliance with government laws and regulations.


Manages a staff of 3 employees, develops and implements organizational objectives, interprets Company policy and delegates assignments to direct reports.


This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

40% - Manages and coordinates the activities of the compliance staff to meet internal and external customer requirements, management actions, and organizational goals. Develops and implements processes and reporting to track and monitor organizational actions. Develops and implements annual government contract compliance goals consistent with financial and compliance goals of the Company and applicable regulatory requirements. Develops, monitors, and implements the department budget planning.  Develop and maintain a strong relationship and rapport with internal and external customers. 


40% - Provides subject matter expertise on all matters related to the interpretation and implementation of new and revised CAS and FAR. Works with internal AGC customers to provide regulatory compliance guidance, develop, implement, and conduct training programs to functional organizations on CAS and FAR.  Coordinates organizational actions required to generate Company’s responses to Government audit findings. Responsible for maintaining a record of documents provided and communications made to and from the DCAA and DCMA and other internal/external audit agencies pertaining to Company Government contract compliance activities. 


20% - Serves as the Company’s Government Liaison representative with the DCMA and the DCAA in support of government audits, incurred cost claims, forward pricing submissions, DFARS business systems assessments, and internal and external restructuring initiatives.



Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and fourteen (14) years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master’s degree in Accounting or professional certifications such as CPA or CMA is preferred. This position requires demonstrated experience in managing a Government Compliance organization in a defense contractor environment, liaison and interface with Government audit agencies, and excellent oral and written communication skills. 


US Citizenship required.  Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.  May require the ability to travel by air or auto.  May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat.  This positios may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.