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Ball Aerospace Controller

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Lafayette, CO, US, 80026

Date:  Nov 6, 2020
Job Category:  General Management
Req. ID:  2124

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Finance Strategic Support Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.


Ball Aerospace Controller


What You’ll Do:


  • Reports to the VP, Finance for Ball Aerospace and is the primary interface to the Corporate Controller.
  • Provides strategic direction and oversight to Financial Accounting and Reporting, Government Accounting, Business Compliance & Ethics.
  • Responsible for compliance and approval of Financial Statements, Disclosure Statements and Incurred Cost Claims.  Familiar with SEC reporting requirements and work closely with Corporate regarding requirements.
  • Overall responsibility for Financial Business Systems Compliance, audit support, and resolution of system deficiencies.
  • Implements guidance developed in conjunction with the team required to attain successful system audits minimizing deficiencies and weaknesses including preparation of extensive documentation of policies, processes & systems flows as well as communication and training of affected people.
  • Responsible for the Accounting business system. Including preparation of audits and interactions with DCMA/DCAA to ensure compliance.
  • Responsible for the oversight of tools and processes supporting the Financial Accounting and Government Accounting functions. Provides a strategic roadmap for tool upgrades and is the primary liaison with ITS to ensure compliance of the tools utilized by those functions including; Costpoint, Billing, On-Base and Time & Expense.
  • Responsible for identifying opportunities to streamline processes and procedures to ensure the most effective utilization of resources within Financial Accounting and Government Accounting. Strong focus on design and execution of internal controls over financial reporting to ensure continued compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX).
  • Provides strategic direction for employee hiring, development, mentoring and training.
  • Oversees audit activities between the applicable DCMA/DCAA auditors, PwC and Internal Audit.  Reviews and oversees written responses to audit findings.
  • Supports the Finance organization providing guidance and strategic insight on where changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cost Accounting Standards are impacting the business.
  • Develops appropriate practices that balance business risk and compliance to federal regulations.  Will require coordination with various functions.
  • Establishes collaborative working relationships across the organization to enable effective communication and coordination for Financial Accounting and Government Accounting policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Serves as Ball Aerospace representative at certain Industry conferences and sub-committees, such as Aerospace Industry Association (AIA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), DCMA Commercial Item Group (CIG) Industry day, etc.
  • Responsible for managing cash diligently, establishing the optimum level for Aerospace and coordinating with the VP of Finance for opportunities for improvement.
  • Responsible for managing risks associated with Financial Accounting and Government Accounting while focusing on growth.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • BS/BA in a related field plus 15 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Fifteen or more years of experience in a government contracting environment with a strong understanding of the Aerospace business preferred.
  • CPA or CMA preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) cost principles and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
  • Experience with DFARS Business Systems, particularly the Accounting Business System.
  • Very strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong people and team-building skills.
  • Strong financial and business management skills.
  • Experience developing management responses to audit findings and following through on corrective action plans.
  • Security Clearance preferred. 


Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office environment.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is available.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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