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Government Accounting & Compliance Manager

Posted May 12
Full Time
San Diego, California

Job description: DRS Daylight Solutions business provides industry-changing mid-infrared laser light technology for government and commercial markets, including: defense and security; life sciences; and industrial process control. As a mid-IR technology pioneer, Daylight Solutions has delivered more mid-IR systems to more applications world-wide than any other company.   At DRS Daylight Solutions, you will be eligible for competitive pay, great benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, 9/80 work schedule, and Tuition Assistance. Our Daylight family-oriented culture allows you to receive hands-on training, professional development, career advancement and exposure to the latest and greatest technology, where our motto is "To protect with Light". Come join the family!   Job Summary   The Manager of Government Accounting & Compliance will oversee the accounting and reporting of all government contracts and related costing activities, ensuring compliance with government accounting regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).     Job Responsibilities  

  • Communicates with division management regarding new and revised regulations and other changes to government accounting principles and practices.
  • Act as a liaison with management regarding rate and budget questions, and advises management of potential effects of    new or revised accounting policies.
  • Researches and identifies best accounting practices and methods to ensure maximum profitability and cost recovery while maintaining compliance with government regulations.
  • Collaborates with the controller’s office on behalf of the division on government accounting matters.
  • Evaluates practices related to estimates, labor reporting, pricing, cost reporting, and allocations, ensuring compliance; addresses and remedies any noncompliant or inconsistent practices.
  • Negotiates various matters such as cost impact statements, forward pricing, and final overhead rates used on government contracts with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and/or other government representatives.  
  • Provides expert advice regarding the allocation and allowance of specific cost items.
  • Prepares and submits financial disclosure statements and other reports and documentation, including annual Incurred Cost Submission.
  • Ensures compliance with governmental accounting regulations and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Ensure compliance with internal procedures and DAR/FAR government regulations
  • May act as liaison between the company and various government agencies during audits, ensuring understanding of financial data, methodology and applicability under appropriate government regulations
  • Responsible for the employment, training, motivation and discipline of direct reports (may include support and/or professional staff members)
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 5+ years of accounting experience (or equivalent related education and experience)
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • At least 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Proven proficiency in leading the day-to-day activities of the department
  • Expert knowledge of Excel is required

    The expected pay scale for this position is  $113,385/year - $176,030/year. Should the level, location, or scope of the position change during the hiring process, the pay scale may be modified accordingly. When extending an offer of employment, DRS Daylight Solutions considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position; any Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, the candidate’s relevant work experience, education/training, certifications, and key skills; internal equity; and market and business considerations.   Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.