We have a simple belief — Unexpected Works. It means that the best idea is the one you never saw coming. The thing that catches you so off guard that you can‘t look away. And the only path to genuinely unexpected works is through creativity. Not just what passes for creativity because it answers a brief, looks the part and helps everyone sleep at night. But creativity that is foreign, surprising and interesting enough to cause jaws to drop and sales to soar. It’s having the fresh perspective and raw energy to bring something into the world that no one’s ever seen before. We’re talking about the courage to shake things up and maybe even tear a few things down. And knowing that what most would call the finish line is where the real work starts. We believe in people, product, and profit, in that order. For us, people always come first. They’re the soul of our agency. It takes amazing folks to make amazing work. That’s why we make sure everyone who comes through the door is as great as the people who are already here. It’s also why we constantly strive to build diverse teams where everyone brings something unique to the table. Because you can’t make the unexpected if you only work with the usual suspects. By bringing together diverse thinkers with different backgrounds and perspectives, we validate Bill Bernbach’s notion that an idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. So, come be part of the magic.
The Government Finance & Compliance Manager is responsible for performing high-level technical & financial research, serving as a liaison between the DCAA, DCMA, or any other outside audit organization. The position will also coordinate with various internal departments, ensuring compliance with FAR, CAS and other applicable Government regulations, and developing well-written responses to Government requests based on situational facts and regulations. May be called upon to lead cross-departmental or team projects as needed as well as coordinate projects between groups to improve process efficiencies.
**Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment & the contract
Prepare and submit the annual incurred cost claim for DDB Chicago and Team DDB. Submit incurred cost proposals on or prior to government-mandated due dates.
Streamline the incurred cost claim process to allow for additional reviews and man hour reductions related to the process.
Liaise with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and other stakeholders.
Play an integral part in monitoring DDB Chicago’s as well as Team DDB’s provisional & final rates.
Maintain and submit disclosure statements, when applicable.
Ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as FAR, DFARS, CAS and other Government
- Coordinate and support DCAA, DCMA, MICC, and AEMO audits and requests as well as the related responses that may involve multiple
- Implement a cost monitoring internal control which is a biproduct of our continuing Accounting System compliance with the DFARS criteria. This will include cross-training and educating different departments and teams across DDB Chicago and Team DDB.
Oversight on Business, Purchasing, & Estimating Systems.
Develop training related to FAR and CAS.
Prepare Manpower reporting.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and other Government
- Advanced analytical skills with an ability to interpret regulations and legal cases and apply those concepts to a variety of
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with a variety of levels and positions in the
- Ability to develop creative solutions in a fast-paced
- Ability to deliver all assigned work on schedule, meeting DCAA’s requests and deadlines and ensuring favorable rapport is maintained.
Proficient in Microsoft office applications including Excel, Word, and Power
Experience & Education
Bachelor’s degree in, major field of accounting or finance discipline
- 8+ years of relevant
- Prior experience in a government finance/compliance position preferred
Ability to travel domestically on a limited
DDB is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. DDB Chicago does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.