Business Controller

Job Location US-VA
Job ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


CSS Inc, is an information technology company serving the Federal, Commercial, and Legal markets that addresses client challenges in the present and transitions clients into the future by introducing efficient and effective IT solutions. CSS has successfully grown to be a trusted technology leader.  With a dedicated focus on client satisfaction, has proven its value time and time again, from managing day-to-day operations to skillfully navigating the implementation and support of new technologies. Our core competencies are infrastructure, application development, physical security, cybersecurity, cloud, end-user support, data analytics and legal services.


We believe our employees are key to our success and continued growth. We attract and retain our diverse workforce by promoting a work-life balance with generous and flexible time off, competitive compensation and benefits, and a commitment to professional development. When you join us, you join a community of talented and dedicated individuals whose abilities, skills, and actions contribute to the success of the company every day.


We are seeking a Business Controller for the eVigilant business located in the Manassas, Virginia office.



Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the Business Controller is to ensure outstanding quality and cost-effectiveness of all transactional accounting and treasury operations through technology, continuous improvement, best practices and data-driven management.  This position is a process owner and will have responsibility for aligning all technical accounting, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements


The Controller reports to the CFO and will manage eVigilant Finance team. The primary responsibility of this role is to run day-to-day accounting, manage the project accounting process, and oversee the cash flow of the company.  Other primary duties are as follows:

  • Lead monthly close process for the company and prepare timely GAAP-compliant financial statements. 
  • Produce monthly non-GAAP financial metrics and KPIs for the CFO, Senior Management and in support of the Board of Directors meeting.
  • On behalf of finance, lead the quarterly EAC process to ensure an accurate at-completion projection of significant projects. 
  • Serve in a leadership role in the annual budget process and update of the business financial forecast as required.
  • Develop annual provisional indirect rates.  Monitor and update during the year as required.
  • Manage the treasury process to ensure a current view of liquidity and cash needs. 
  • Play a support key role in modifying financial systems to suit the business including, changes required to align the business with external reporting requirements. Priority should be given to automated reporting and leveraging the ERP system to produce required information.
  • Main point of contract for external and internal audits.  Responsible for coordinating information or stakeholders in supporting the process.
  • Coordinates eVigilant information for annual corporate tax filing or local business tax filings.
  • Assist the CFO with special projects as required.
  • Help drive performance against applicable management metrics and continuously improve the record-to-report processes, including shortening the existing closing schedule.
  • Ensure a rigorous financial controls environment within the business to maintain compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and to protect the company’s assets.
  • Establish or modify new policies and procedures to ensure the back-office supports a rapidly growing business.
  • Help promote a culture of high performance and healthy collaboration by demonstrating integrity, respect, excellence, a customer focus and a winning attitude.
  • Establish and maintain key stakeholder relationships, especially with the Program/Project Management team to ensure they are fully supported.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with solid financial background
  • 10+ years of experience managing a customer-service oriented accounting function with experience in GAAP accounting, project accounting, financial budgeting, forecasting, developing processes/procedures, and relationship management.
  • Experience in leading change to achieve process excellence and performance improvement
  • Capacity to evaluate, understand and problem solve issues with an ability to make complex ideas or situations clear and easy to understand.
  • Strong knowledge of Excel.
  • Solid communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization and to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • CPA a plus

EOE Statement

At CSS, Inc, we foster teamwork, growth, individuality and entrepreneurialism. We value employee opinions and encourage them to make a difference by getting involved and being thought-leaders. As a part of our team, we actively promote a working and learning environment that supports a highly qualified workforce and a quality of work life that is based on trust and respect for all employees resulting in a healthy and trusting organizational culture.


CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.



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