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Tillamook, Oregon
Job Type
19 May 2023
Hybrid Position: Two days in office, two days remote

Four Day work weeks at 10 hours per day

We Are Seeking an EXPERIENCED Controller & Contract Manager

As a Controller and Contract Manager you're responsible for the accounting operations of the company and oversight of contractual requirements and reporting. These roles are closely related and extremely interdependent.

The Controller function guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. The Controller monitors and confirms financial condition by managing daily transactions, maintaining cost accounts, providing regular reporting, conducting audits, and providing information to external auditors. They are also responsible for cash management, and oversee the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll functions.

The Contract Manager function analyzes all requirements and provisions in new contracts, including terms and conditions, coordinates with outside counsel, and ensures compliance with all laws, regulations, and company policies and procedures. They ensure that contracts are executed in accordance with corporate guidelines and that all required communications are completed and recorded.

Essential Functions

Maximize return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.
Support the preparation of budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
Oversee the activities of disbursements, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, and expense reports. Maintain cash control, complete payroll processing, and ensure corporate tax compliance.
Oversee the accounts receivable requirements, to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.
Support new business development by conducting cost accounting estimates with input from engineering, operations, and management.
Serve as customer support liaison for contractual delivery scheduling and orders.
Review new contracts for risk, terms and conditions, and compliance requirements, and coordinate with outside counsel for legal support.
Provide formal submission of all price quotes, proposals, and data requirements of open contracts.
Provide status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
Achieve budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors.
Solicit bids to procure required goods and services, negotiate and administer contracts.
Conduct contract close out processes.


Managing processes
Financial software
Developing standards
Auditing, accounting, and corporate finance
Tracking budget expenses
Contract management
Analyzing information
Developing budgets
Performance management
Communication skills

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the operations, performance management, training and development, safety, and timecards of the employees within the department.

What You Need to Be Successful

Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
5+ year's supervisory or management experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including: Word, Excel, E-mail, and web-enabled apps
Training in contract management
Valid Driver's License
Minimum 5-10 years' experience in accounting/finance preferred
Government contracting and cost accounting preferred
Minimum 5 years' experience in contract management preferred
Financial reporting requirements (GAAP) preferred

Please submit a cover letter explaining how your experience is relevant to the responsibilities of the Controller and Contract Manager and your level of knowledge of the requirements.

Special Requirements

This position requires access to or use of information which is subject to the federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants for this position must be U.S. Persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR. ITAR and EAR define "U.S. Person" as Any individual who is a citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien of the United States, or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)

Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. - unable to provide sponsorship

What You'll Appreciate About Us

Exceptional Culture. Friendly-competitions and fun-focused events keep us united as a family.
Niche Development. Everyone here wears many hats; therefore, you learn more in this role than you could ever imagine.
Location! Location! Location! The place where spectacular natural beauty lives, a variety of outdoor adventures and an amazing community to support all of your fun hobbies. There's something to do for everyone!
Health & Well-being. With a remarkable benefit package, including competitive wages, health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, a retirement plan, and holiday pay, we make sure you're well taken care of.

Why Us?

We are the epitome of how science and technology will change the world. Located west of Portland on the beautiful Oregon Coast, Near Space Corporation values innovation, teamwork, safety and offers an environment of growth and commitment. Specializing in the testing and maturing of space and aviation technologies, NSC has extensive experience providing relevant space like environments for maturing new technologies and testing concepts of operations using high altitude balloons and UAVs. For over 25 years, we've been successfully operating as a small high-altitude ballooning company and more recently NSC began operating the Tillamook UAS Test Range, which is an instrumental piece of integrating manned and unmanned aircraft into the NAS. This is why we need you, the best of the best. If you enjoy aerospace, unmanned systems, and flight testing you are in the right place! This is where ideas fly!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NSC is an equal opportunity employer who focuses on building a culture where differences are valued. Our mission of leveraging new technology is achieved by embracing diversity and providing an inclusive workforce. NSC employment is based on competence, qualifications, merit, performance, and business need.

In connection with an application for employment and as a condition of continuing employment, investigative background inquiries may be made on including previous employers, schools, consumer credit, criminal convictions, motor vehicle, and other reports. As a condition of employment, all candidates must successfully complete and pass a background check and a pre-employment drug screen. Candidates who refuse to complete contingencies of an offer, including the pre-employment drug screen, will not be hired by Near Space Corporation. In connection with this application, you release and agree to hold harmless any individual, company, business institution or government agency from all liability with regard to furnishing information to Near Space Corporation. I agree to release and hold harmless Near Space Corporation from all liability with respect to the receipt of such information.
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  • Job Reference: 1010169134-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Near Space Corporation
  • Location: Tillamook, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent