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Tracking Code UICGC Qayaq Government Solutions
Job Code 19-1774
Posting Title Senior Director of Finance Strategy/CFO
Post Date 12/3/2019
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Seattle
State WA
Description Job Overview:
Qayaq Government Solutions and its Government Construction family of companies are an Alaska Native Corporation owned by Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) of Barrow, Alaska. UICGS/Qayaq provides innovative business solutions while delivering top quality customer support. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

UIC Government Construction is looking for a Senior Director of Financial Strategy / CFO responsible for leading the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with principles and standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and other regulatory and advisory organizations.

The Senior Director of Financial Strategy / CFO has leadership and management responsibility for UIC Government Construction’s Financial Analysis and Reporting, Accounting, and the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System. The Senior Director of Financial Strategy will report directly to the Senior Vice President with a dotted line reporting to the UIC Parent Company CFO/COO.

This position will be further responsible to:
Develop and lead an effective Accounting & Finance team within the UICGC holding company. Enhance business results by providing superior and cost effective resources, processes, tools, and results, across all areas of responsibility. Develop and implement management and financial controls over business systems and supporting infrastructure. Foster an organization dedicated to strong project management, governance, successful change management, clear measurement of business results, and controls over financial transactions and systems. Build, monitor, and continuously improve the infrastructure and capabilities of the company to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations. Lead company-wide effort to evaluate and implement an Enterprise Resources Planning System which meets or exceeds our business requirements. Introduce Earned Value Management (EVM) systems across operations to meet customer requirements. Manage all aspects of functional departments and programs to drive alignment of diverse, cross-functional teams to achieve company goals. Ensure effective and cohesive working relationships and systems. Assist in the preparation and implementation of the company's strategic plan. Partner effectively with UIC parent company to provide governance, consistency, and superior business results consistent with strategic goals.

• Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs, and evaluates the organization's business support services departments, including Financial Analysis and Reporting, and Accounting.
• Develops and manages performance metrics, financial analysis, and tools to help drive decision making and to measure accomplishments toward strategic goals.
• Analyzes cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders.
• Acts as strategic partner to evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies/solutions, and regulatory actions.
• Oversees budget preparation. Meet regularly with department heads to keep constituents informed and to offer direction. Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets, such as indirect cost rates and the resulting multipliers.
• Serve as a member of the negotiation team, for significant client-vendor relationships with the company’s business partners.
• Enhances, develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and cost effectiveness of the corporation.
• Provides strategic and technical input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization.
• Ensures the integrity of all accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, planning and analytical activities, while fostering sound business practices, cost effectiveness, and financial accountability.
• Develops training programs for Senior Management to ensure knowledge in finance, accounting and Federal regulatory principles.
• Evaluates business operations support structure and teams to plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the group
• Leads subordinate managers and supervisors for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and taking corrective action with employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Requirements Required Skills:
The qualified candidate must have top notch financial/accounting expertise in the government contracting industry; an energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image; a strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus that emphasizes the importance of supporting internal and external customers; a well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player; an intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels within an organization; possesses excellent communication skills; a good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor; and a decisive individual who possesses a 'big picture' perspective and is well versed in systems. The qualified candidate will have proven expertise in GAAP, FAR, DCAA, CAS, and SBA regulations. Candidate must have Earned Value Management (EVM) experience with Prior experience in evaluating and implementing ERP systems to meet government contracting business requirements.

Desired Skills:
• CPA designation.
• Microsoft Dynamics SL, Timberline Construction software, and Costpoint accounting systems
• Experience working in 8(a) companies.
• Understanding or experience with Alaska Native organizations
• Ability to scale and lead a growing team at a highly competent, professional level

Required Experience:
MBA or Master's degree (MA/MS) in Accounting or equivalent, and ten (10) to fifteen years (15) related experience.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC (UICGC / Government Construction) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of construction, maintenance services, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing UIC Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Seattle, WA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.

  • UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
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