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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2203754

Director - Accounting Operations

Our Corporate Accounting team is seeking a Director, Accounting Operations to replace a senior leader recently promoted internally into Business Operations.  Reporting directly to the Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, you will lead a team of experienced professionals responsible for billing, cash applications, accounts payable, expense, and intercompany billing operations. This role is responsible for seamless accounting operations and requires being a forward-thinking, strategic leader that can identify areas of opportunity for efficiency and scale, lead various cross-functional initiatives, and be a strong partner with internal stakeholders.

Though open to remote work for the right candidate, the position will be ideally located in Fairfax, VA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of 50+ accounting professionals and own responsibility of all accounts receivable, accounts payable, and billing intercompany operations.
  • Identify and lead critical cross-functional initiatives to drive efficiency, accuracy, and scalability of accounting operations (i.e. Accounts Payable Workflow, Automated Cash Applications, AR Workflow enhancements)
  • Lead company acquisition integration efforts across accounting operations
  • Partner with Assistant Controllers to ensure General Ledger and Financial Reporting accuracy
  • Liaison with Program Operations to understand and drive enhancements designed to elevate customer experience and delivery
  • Create and evolve financial reporting to provide actionable KPIs/metrics to ensure efficiency and compliance across Accounting Operations
  • Drive employee professional development by providing mentorship and opportunities for learning and growth across the team.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field
  • MBA/CPA preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Deltek Costpoint, Deltek Time and Expense, and Cognos
  • Proven ability to manage and lead large teams while demonstrating capability to create/support positive organization culture, provide mentorship/team development, establish clear roles, responsibilities, and accountability, and foster cross functional teamwork
  • 10+ years of experience managing financial and/or accounting operations functions in support of both government and commercial contracts
  • 10+ years of experience working with Accounting, Project Finance Control, Treasury, Procurement, Internal Audit, and/or other internal corporate support services
  • Successfully demonstrated process improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government contracting, CAS and FAR
  • Experience with system conversions, system upgrades and integrating acquired firms
  • Expert skills in MS Office (i.e. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)

Professional Skills:

  • Strategic thinker with proven ability to develop vision and drive initiatives for process improvements that align with organization goals
  • Superb financial literacy and fluency with management and financial accounting practices
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a collaborative environment with a high-performance team
  • Excellent internal customer service skills with ability to support high performing external customer delivery
  • Ability to be flexible to dynamic priorities and changing business requirements
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff including executive management
  • Ability to drive innovation and clearly communicate complex ideas
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.