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SRI International Director FP&A in Helena, Montana



Director FP&A

Job Description:

The Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) will serve as a key member of the corporate financial leadership team and as a key financial interface among finance and accounting, project control/business management and the executive management team. The Director will be responsible for the budgeting and forecasting processes for SRI. This person is a strategic leader who will interact directly with the executive management team as well as members of multiple groups to develop effective financial processes, internal financial management systems and business recommendations that support the company’s financial strategy.

Primary Job Responsibilities include:

  • Budgeting and Forecasting - Lead and manage the financial planning and analysis organization and partner with the executive management team to provide value-added insight into the business. Lead and oversee the annual financial plan including the process and supporting systems. Lead the preparation and review of financial budgets and rolling six-quarterly forecasts.

  • Financial Reporting - Manage the financial reporting and analysis functions, providing effective reporting and strategic analysis of SRI’s consolidated operating and financial performance to executive management and other corporate leaders. Establish cadence and reports necessary to provide analysis and insight into SRI’s consolidated financial status current and future.

  • Financial Review Process - Lead the financial business reviews, defining the agenda and providing the necessary reporting, analysis and recommendations of key business issues.

  • Project Control – Partners with the research divisions to manage the project control processes, policies and systems including project budgeting, monitoring, reporting and control.

  • Indirect Rate Management – Work closely with individuals in the Government Accounting group to help manage and report on Indirect Rate variances, develop forward pricing rates, and determine if adjustments are required to current year Indirect Rates.

  • Continuous Process Improvement - Oversee financial process improvement initiatives, implementing industry best practices, developing metrics for measuring effectiveness and efficiency while meeting the business needs. Complete other related projects and tasks as assigned.

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Remote - USA

Other Requirements:

--U.S. Citizenship required.

Employment Status:

Full Time


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, economics or related field and management experience in the accounting and finance functions of a high performing, government contractor with revenues in the $500M range or greater. MBA and/or CPA is strongly preferred.

  • Experience with federal contracting and CAS as well as an excellent working knowledge of FAR, CAS and GAAP is required. Experience with commercial and international contracting is also required. Experience with IR&D projects is strongly preferred.

  • Proficient knowledge of Deltek/Costpoint or similar job cost accounting system, Cognos or similar financial reporting system, as well as best financial practices in a project environment.

  • Must have the ability to hire and retain strong teams and have experience in delegating, training and empowering staff.

  • Demonstrated experience transitioning an organization from past practices and old systems to current best practice solutions and systems is a plus.

  • The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with leadership and staff across all functional areas of the business.

  • The successful candidate will be a skilled communicator who can creatively synthesize volumes of data into key trends, observations, and actions either written or orally.

  • Experience working with an executive management team and Board of Directors providing analysis, guidance, and recommendations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to communicate and influence at a senior management level.

  • Must thrive in a rapid-paced and dynamic business environment with a willingness to travel as necessary.

Other Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship required.


SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Background Check:

Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be subject to a background check.