Program Finance Manager (Hybrid Optional)

San Diego, California /
Finance and Accounting – Finance and Accounting /
Full Time Employee
Introduction to Shield AI
Shield AI’s mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. Shield AI is a fast growing, venture-backed defense-technology company built around a team of proven executives, distinguished warfighters, and world-class AI engineers. Since 2018, Shield AI’s products and people have supported operations around the world with the US Department of Defense and our allies. Most recently, we acquired Heron Systems and Martin UAV as wholly owned subsidiaries of Shield AI. Join our team and shape the future of artificially intelligent systems. 

Are you a program finance expert eager to make a positive difference in both the company you work for and in the world?  Do you want to work alongside mission-driven and values-focused teammates?  Shield AI is just the place for you! 
As an experienced Program Finance Manager for the organization you prepare project forecasts to assist the project team with effective project cost management.   

What you’ll do:

    • Prepare project forecasts, including Estimate-At-Complete (EAC) and Estimate-To-Complete (ETC) analyses ensuring compliance with company policies and FAR/ DFARs  
    • Track contract values and funding and comparison to EAC 
    • Perform financial and variance analysis against budget, plan, prior forecast 
    • Prepare and submit timely customer invoices 
    • Work side-by-side with Project Managers and serve as the Finance Representative on project teams 
    • Communicate with direct management regarding financial results and ensure project managers and other senior personnel are aware of risks and opportunities identified during project financial reviews 
    • Interface and build collaborative relationships with Contracts, Business Development, Engineering, Production and Supply Chain, Accounting, and FP&A 
    • Support other programmatic ad hoc requests, as needed 
    • Assist with development of cost/price proposals of various sizes and complexities, for Federal Government customers in compliance with RFP solicitations.  
    • Complete project setup in ERP system

Projects that you might work on:

    • Annual Operating Plan 
    • Indirect rate reporting and analysis 
    • Revenue recognition 

Required qualifications:

    • Government contracting experience 
    • Understanding and experience with Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, and Time & Materials (T&M) contract types 
    • Familiarity with GAAP, FAR/DFAR, CAS 
    • 5+ years in finance or accounting with 2+ specifically in government contracting program finance 
    • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Business-related discipline finance, or business-related experience 
    • Demonstrated initiative, sound judgment, attention to detail, and excellent communication and analytic skills 
    • You have a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others 

Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience with Deltek Costpoint 
    • Experience with project planning tools 

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 
Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 
To conform to U.S. Government regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.