Riverside Research is hiring a

FP&A Director - (Hybrid schedule)

Arlington, United States

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.


 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.


Job Number: 1435

Riverside Research is looking for a hands-on FP&A Director who will oversee the Company Financial Planning and Analysis, Project Controller and Pricing personnel.   The successful candidate will need to be highly organized, with a conscientious approach and excellent attention to detail.  The candidate will also need to have experience using Deltek Costpoint, Office 365 applications and demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.

The FP&A Director must have exceptional leadership capabilities and a strong ability to work collaboratively with technical staff across the organization.  Working with the CFO, he/she must foster a strong culture with the ability to anticipate internal and external changes delivering superior services and driving continuous improvement in a growth driven organization.


Working Conditions:

  • Work in a corporate office type environment.
  • Hybrid Work Arrangement (50% (3 days/wk) on site required at the Arlington office)


 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.



  • Lead & support company-wide processes: annual budgeting & planning, quarterly forecasting, and financial reporting
  • Participate in the development of long-range plans, including the build of an annual planning framework and financial operating model
  • Develop and maintain models with sensitivity analyses around internal and external factors ensuring they support overall business objectives & growth
  • Collaborate with business leaders to develop and prepare long-term financial models
  • Analyze recent performance and trends by developing and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) Analyzing Business Unit forecasting/backlog and pipeline analysis
  • Identify and implement financial planning initiatives to evolve FP&A processes and support scale as the business grows
  • Support future efforts to explore, evaluate, and execute on acquisition opportunities including financial modeling and due diligence
  • Develop Board, Company and Business Financial Reporting materials as required
  • Lead Project Control Team of 5 and develop processes to support the program financial models and reporting for accurate program execution and revenue recognition
  • Ensure estimating processes are consistent with company financial objectives
  • Working with the SR VP of Operations and CFO, iterate pricing processes to ensure compliance with Company and Government requirements.  Adjust Policies and Processes as needed
  • Analyze business and reporting requirements, select and implement reporting software to ensure timely, accurate financial and program reporting
  • Work closely with accounting team to assist in Deltek Costpoint system changes.
  • Manage, mentor, inspire and lead the department staff to promote professional development
  • Working with the CFO, Business Unit VP’s, and Department Directors, support transformation initiatives identifying and implementing department and operating related process and system improvements to simplify, standardize and streamline accounting and financial reporting activities


Required Qualifications:

  • MBA in Accounting, Finance or Business Management
  • 15+ years in a Financial Planning, Project Control and Pricing role in Government Contract Accounting
  • Proven experience in Short-Term and Long-Term Financial Modeling
  • Prior experience analyzing and modeling Indirect Rate Structures
  • Prior experience managing and developing Project Control and Pricing staff
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with multiple levels of management
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience in GAAP, FAR, CAS
  • Proven experience in Deltek Costpoint and advanced excel proficiency
  • Effective supervisory/management skills
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks


Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a business operating environment
  • Program Management Experience
  • Prior Accounting experience working in a Controller environment a plus
  • Experience modeling potential M&A targets
  • Experience in building Business Intelligence reports
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and TEAMS



Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.

Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

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