Ricardo: Finance Manager

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Finance Manager

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Troy, MI

Job Description

Ricardo Defense is seeking a Financial Manager in our Troy, MI office to demonstrable work experiences in the areas of divisional financial planning and reporting with proven project financial oversight, planning, and control experience. The ideal candidate is currently the ‘go to’ person for improving data mining, mapping, and also improving the efficiency in preparing financial data (actuals and forecast) for corporate reporting. 


This Finance Manager should be well versed and proven with accounting, planning, and reporting systems use and improvement. The Finance Manager will be tasked with preparing and tracking program and organizational budgets and forecasts, as well as, key to ensure divisional reporting of month-end actuals and forecasts are timely, accurate, and complete. In addition, the Financial Manager will be responsible for detailed tracking of division initiatives and project-based overlays related to division budgeting and forecasting to allow senior management to clearly track progress. This position will oversee and lead the growth and development of a project controls team who are front-line focused toward program execution (cost tracking, scheduling, customer billing and reporting, etc), serving the Program Managers and customers.

Key accountabilities:

· Ensure the development of accurate, consistent and timely reporting, analysis and delivery of business results and planning outputs

· Use technical skills and knowledge of financial planning and reporting to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of reported results; actuals, forecasts, and plans

· Coordinate the monthly forecast process supported by the project controls and program teams, and other business leaders, to deliver results aligned with the divisions objectives while implementing ongoing improvement to these processes

· Lead Gov’t compliance audits, yearly reporting of incurred cost (ICE), and submission to DCAA and DCMA of required information

· Perform due diligence assessments and audit for compliance to FAR and CAS, as well as, internal audit support and improvements

· Develop and disseminate all regular and ad hoc management information to support business strategy

· Review reports on historical and future trends in performance to determine appropriate paths for financial development and issue resolution

· Maintain systems and processes for reporting and managing overhead and general and administrative expenses

· Review forecasts for a variety of programs, departments, and business opportunities

· Forecast, budget, analyze and report business and financial results providing insight and analysis to support the business in making strategic decisions

· Partner with local Controller, program teams, operational management, and headquarter financial teams to help the businesses achieve objectives, provide analysis and meaningful reporting to support the understanding of results and strategic vision

· Oversee detailed planning and budgeting for the business, including tracking opportunities and the sales plan, detailed project tracking and other budget input assumptions for the business

· Develop project tracking plan to measure the business against budget and forecast for cost savings, efficiency, and other business and operational plans to drive strategic plans and results

· Design, develop, implement and improve processes related to financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and forecasting and business analysis.

· Design, present, and monitor dashboards and benchmarks to support and drive strategic & operational decision-making

· Develop and oversee monthly management reporting deck for board and senior management

· Analyze company performance against targets as well as comparisons to relevant competitors or peers

· Review and support regional and global capital appropriation requests and support assessment against strategic plan, payback, and long-term company investment strategy

· Assists with monthly reconciliations and entries for month end close and variance analysis to budgets and forecasts


Key Qualifications and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required

· A minimum of 7 years of progressive, demonstrated finance and accounting experience

· Verifiable management and leadership experience

· Advanced Excel skills with proven developmental and improvement experience with ERP and reporting systems and tools

· Experience in Defense contracting organizations complying to FAR and CAS is required

· Incurred cost and rate preparation experience is a highly desirable skill, given preference in hire

· Ricardo Defense is a hybrid business, experience and understanding of both service based and manufacturing industry revenue recognition and cost accounting is also a benefit

· Financial reporting and consolidation tool experience is required with experience accessing ERPs and other business intelligence and finance IT forecasting tools is a must

· Financial modeling and budgeting experience required.

· The ability to analyze complex information, draw logical conclusions about business implications and identify actionable solutions is paramount to success in this position


Working here:

Ricardo Defense is an exciting, rewarding place to work – an opportunity to make a real difference. Follow Ricardo Plc on LinkedIn to stay in touch and visit the ‘Life’ tab to learn more about our culture and benefits.


Once you apply, a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Response times vary dependent on the volume of applications. We may start to review applications before the closing date.