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Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
 at Dexis 

Location: Washington DC

Summary

Dexis is a professional services firm that solves the most pressing social challenges in complex environments, paving the way for a more secure and prosperous world.

While undergoing a period of tremendous growth in all core business lines, Dexis is seeking an interim CFO who can provide steady strategic leadership overall financial and accounting controls and systems. As Dexis pursues private equity financing options, the interim CFO will ensure all proper controls and systems are in place for the company to operate soundly, compliantly, and efficiently. The Interim CFO ensures Dexis has sufficient capital to operate and works closely with the CEO to maximize profit and the company’s external valuation. The position reports to the CEO.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Planning and Reporting

  • Leads annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting efforts, including forecasting of indirect rates, with inputs from business units.

  • Directs the preparation and ensures the accuracy of all financial reporting, including income statements, balance sheets, statement of cash flows, tax returns, financial ratios analysis, and reports for government regulatory agencies.

  • Prepares monthly report for the CEO and business units showing direct and indirect spending against budgets and forecasts and identifying any issues that need to be addressed.

  • Directs and oversees the preparation of Incurred Cost Submissions, Provisional Rate Negotiations, and Financial Audit Reports.

  • Serves as point of contact for corporate tax preparation and filing.

  • Reviews and participates in the preparation of cost estimates for bids and proposals and advises on pricing to win strategies.

Financial Controls & Compliance

  • Enhances and/or develops, implements, and enforces finance, accounting, and treasury policies and procedures that establish an adequate system of controls and improve Dexis’ operations, effectiveness, and compliance.

  • Ensures that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational requirements.

  • Serves as point of contact for corporate audits and leads audit responses.

  • Ensures compliance with applicable Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and AIDAR.

  • Oversees the Accounting function in providing and directing procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls in compliance with U.S. GAAP and Dexis policies.

  • Oversees Payroll function ensuring all staff get paid accurately and timely.

  • Oversees Accounts Payable function ensuring all expense reports, vendor payments, and other items are booked correctly and paid accurately and timely.

  • Oversees Invoicing function, ensuring invoices are accurate and delivered timely to clients.

  • Oversees Field Accounting function ensuring the accounting function is correctly set up on projects, transactions are reviewed and processed timely, and local accounting and tax withholding practices are in line with country laws and regulations.

  • Handles compliance investigations and reporting on fraud, waste, or abuse.

Financial Systems

  • Ensures that Dexis has a fully integrated finance and accounting software system to meet its needs, including budgeting and financial reporting systems.

  • Leads software updates and conversions with support from vendors.

 

Staff Management and Internal Customer Service

  • Supervises departmental employees and ensures the professional selection, appraisal, and development of personnel and their potential successors. Presents recommendations for organizational changes to the CEO.

  • Fosters a culture committed to outstanding customer service, integrity, and ingenuity.

  • Maintains an environment which cultivates open communication, collaboration, and teamwork with business units and field offices throughout the organization.

Qualifications

 

Relevant past performance accounts for the bulk of the criteria in evaluating the appropriate candidate, with knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as degree and certifications used for additional screening of leading candidates.

 

Relevant Past Performance

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of demonstrated experience leading finance and accounting teams, preferably multiple teams across multiple functions.

  • In-depth exposure to government contracting and international development by working with multiple federal government contractors.

  • Experience in a senior leadership position with a USAID contractor and familiarity with cost-plus contracts.

  • Experience in preparing and negotiating CAS Disclosure Statements and provisional rates.

  • Prior CFO experience with annual revenue of over $100 million preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of government contract accounting, preferably with cost-plus contracts.

  • Knowledge of CostPoint and TM1.

  • Strong cost control background.

  • Excellent analytical, project management, and organizational skills with keen attention to detail.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, leadership, and decision-making skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.

  • Understanding of IT systems and architectures.

 

Degree

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline.

  • MBA preferred.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting fit for the position and resume to recruitment@broderickhaightconsulting.com with the subject line "Dexis Interim CFO”

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