Ricardo: Finance Administrator

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Finance Administrator

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense has an excellent opportunity to join our growing Finance Department. We are seeking an experienced Finance Administrator for our Troy, MI office. This Finance Administrator will assist the accounting department with processing purchase requests, audits, and payroll. This Finance Administrator will complete the full transaction cycle of request, order, receipt and validation of procurement of goods and services to include identification and issue resolution/corrective action of vendor/supplier discrepancies. This Finance Administrator will also serve as back up to the payroll function.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process and perform sourcing activities for purchase requisitions to include request for quotes, accuracy of order acknowledgements, input data requirements into database, files correspondence into correct folders, and responds to questions, concerns, and needs
  • Place new and recurrent orders with various suppliers
  • Follow up on delivery and update computer system and documentation accordingly
  • Work closely with relevant departments to ensure products purchased are in line with the needs of the company
  • Assist with policy and process improvement in multiple business areas including: supplier evaluation and selection, establishing and tracking supplier metrics
  • Coordinate resolution of invoice and payment discrepancies
  • Serve as backup to bi-weekly payroll function in uploading complete accurate files to Paylocity
  • Assist and complete month end transactions related to accounts payable and payroll
  • Provide/gather internal and external auditors’ requests of financial documentation support
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an applicable field of study or 5 years of experience in purchasing or a requisite combination of education and experience
  • Excellent customer relationship skills, and ability to create value in the relationship
  • Understanding of Government contracting (FAR/DFAR/CAS) and procurement processes (CPSR), is a plus
  • Excellent IT and reporting skills, experience in UNANET and SAP a plus
  • Ability to work comfortably in a team environment, multi-task, and support concurrent requirements for different internal and external customer
  • Self-motivated individual with attention to detail, strong organizational, communication and negotiation skills necessary


Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending & HSA Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days


About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement’. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.


Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.