Finance Director

Northern Virginia
Administrative Infrastructure – Finance /
Full-Time /
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming government. Across Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Sciences, Natural Resources and Regulatory functions- all are recognizing the power of human-machine teaming. Nothing moves in AI and machine learning (ML) without training data, and only high-quality training data can produce accurate and robust AI/ML powered solutions. Creating high quality training data at the scale necessary to meet the demands of our government mission partners is incredibly challenging. Few companies can do it. Even fewer can do it well. Since 2017, Figure Eight Federal has proven it can do both.

In March 2019, Figure Eight was acquired by Appen. Headquartered in the National Capital Region, Figure Eight Federal was created to specifically serve the needs of our government customers. Together, Appen and Figure Eight Federal, combine the best of human and machine intelligence to provide high-quality annotated training data that powers the world’s most innovative machine learning (ML) mission solutions. The Figure Eight platform enables ML and data-driven business solutions to scale across a diverse set of industries including retail, automotive, finance, manufacturing, agriculture, life sciences, robotics, and more. The Figure Eight platform transforms audio, video, text, and images into high-quality annotated data to support a variety of use cases ranging from computer vision and search relevance to data categorization and natural language processing (NLP). Learn more at

We are searching for experienced candidates for the position of Director of Finance focused on financial program management. Great opportunity to take on new challenges and grow with the company!


    • Consolidate and analyze financial performance to identify key operational drivers against forecasts and budgets
    • Lead weekly performance reporting and forecasting meetings of key P&L line items
    • Maintain project financial model on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis to include historical actuals, current month status and forward projections
    • Continually refine the project financial model and estimating techniques employed to produce accurate estimates and projections
    • Highly proficient in analytics, research, and management reporting at a senior leadership level
    • Financial management of all contracts to performance within cost, schedule and management constraints
    • Support fact-finding and negotiation of proposals submitted
    • Establish internal budgets and on some occasions, use earned value management tools to report contract cost and schedule performance

Required Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree and more than seven years of experience in finance or accounting or a related area
    • General knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles
    • Experience developing financial reports and metrics
    • Knowledge of and experience with Federal compliance rules, regulations and standards
    • Provide guidance and coaching to project managers, as required, to produce accurate project forecasts
    • Participate in both the annual business plan and financial forecast cycles
    • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership in the development of project accounting and tracking processes
    • US Citizenship

Desired Skills

    • FMVA certification
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.