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Parsons Corporation Vice President, Finance - Engineered Systems in Centreville, Virginia

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Job Description:

Vice President, Finance - Engineered Systems


Parson’s finance organization is seeking a dynamic leader to join our team as the Vice President responsible for supporting the Engineered Systems (“ES”) Business Unit. This highly visible position reports to the SVP, Federal Finance and partners heavily with the ES team including the Business Unit President, Business Development Lead, Sector Managers, Program Managers, amongst others from the ES Operations Team. This position requires an initiative-taking, team-oriented leader who can thrive in a growing organization and hire and develop high performing talent/successors.

The VP of Finance’s primary responsibility is to manage a large $1B complex finance portfolio, with many clients and various types of jobs from fixed price to cost plus to reimbursable contracts. This includes providing support to the various stakeholders both within and outside of the ES organization. This also includes managing the monthly, quarterly and year-end close and reporting processes.

Location: Northern Virginia area.

Responsibilities Include:

Reporting to the SVP, Federal Finance, this position is responsible for:

  • Providing program reviews

  • Working in partnership with operation leaders, project controls, FP&A, and other finance team members for completion of monthly and annual business reports and forecasts

  • Providing comprehensive variance analyses of monthly results including identification of trends, gaps, and opportunity areas within the business and operations

  • Ensuring rolling forecast model and budget activity accurately reflects the operational assumptions

  • Ensuring mid-period forecasts are accurately performed reducing the level of precision for error with actual results

  • Managing review of billed and unbilled receivable to ensure cash receipts/cash flow goals are met including accurate cash flow forecasting

  • Supporting preparation of annual strategic and operational plans

  • Providing analysis and evaluation of various business initiatives and performance to the approved investment plan

  • Completing special projects as needed to support financial management within the business unit

  • Being engrained in the capture process and providing expert informed recommendations and inputs to bid strategies and pricing decisions

  • Superior people engagement and management skills:

  • Foster a culture of high trust, transparent communications and development opportunities

  • Engage proactively in creating a workforce of diverse thinking, while actively demonstrating the pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business is required; MBA, CFA or CPA preferred

  • A minimum 15 years of experience in a financial capacity working for federal contractors. Minimum of 5 years management experience

  • Demonstrate strong federal finance and accounting experience – FAR, CAS, FPR, certified pricing, etc

  • Experience and ability to positively impact / resolve change management issues, REAs, ECPs, etc

  • Has a solid understanding of JV finance and risk management (both populated and un-populated)

  • M&A experience supporting due diligence and integration

  • Is a collaborative, open, cooperative, open and supportive team player – within ES and across BUs

  • Is a strong communicator and builds trust with BU executive leadership team, directorates and program managers as well as corporate leadership

  • Verifiable track record of leading, mentoring and developing a seasoned Finance team

  • Demonstrates flexibility in providing data in varying formats to suit user needs - has experience developing online dashboard information systems

  • Has experience working in a public company dealing with external third-party audit as well as executive leadership

  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment and recognize the importance of relationship building and professionalism in interacting with both senior management and staff employees

  • High energy, dynamic professional with strong leadership presence

  • Highly proficient with Costpoint, SAP, Excel and MS Office suite of business tools

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range:

$175,100.00 - $334,800.00

This position is eligible for incentive compensation.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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