Director Program Finance


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 109301 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.


Naval Power Systems’ commitment to and investment in our people, products, and customers is the foundation of who we are. We offer a competitive Total Rewards package, generous time off, and a fun and flexible working environment. Some of our great benefits include: comprehensive medical/dental/vision programs, a 9/80 work schedule allowing for every other Friday off (!), a 401(k) plan with immediate vesting and an attractive company match, company paid Life & Disability Insurance, a Charitable Match Program & Paid Volunteer Time Off, a Paid Parental Leave program, an Employee Wellness Program, a Tuition Assistance Program, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and so much more!

Job Summary

Join our Program Finance team in Menomonee Falls, WI! The Director of Program Finance works with the Line of Business (LOB) Leader and the Leadership team to ensure the business delivers on customer and financial commitments. This position directs, manages and leads staff to ensure all programs receive professional and thorough financial support on all domestic and international contracts and related activities; establishes major financial and program objectives or policies for the organization, ensuring compliance with the FAR and other applicable regulations, and directs the regulatory compliance oversight function.


The ideal candidate will work a hybrid schedule and is willing to be onsite in Menomonee Falls approximately 50%.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional leadership and direction for the Financial & Program Analysis management functions of the company
  • Review all proposal and contract actions processed within the department prior to signature or negotiation to ensure that appropriate factors have been identified and that all necessary information has been gathered
  • Ensure soundness of analysis, good business judgment, compliance with policies and procedures, adequacy of results and that all costs and reasonable fees have been provided for
  • Obtain agreement on previously determined goals and objectives through negotiation, persuasion and advocacy
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective business relationships and serve as principal point of contact on financial matters and audits with government, commercial, foreign and domestic customers
  • Understand Standards of Conduct to include: Conflicts of Interests; Improper Practices; Liability and Fraud
  • Understand Contract design and structure to include: FFP; CPIF; CPFF; CPAF; BOA; IDIQ; Foreign Military Sale (FMS); and International Direct Commercial Sale (DCS), and, competitive and sole source procurements
  • Establish major financial and program objectives or policies for the organization, ensuring compliance with the FAR and other applicable regulations. 
  • Participate in Acquisition Planning Strategies including: the definition of contract requirements and risks, and, market research
  • Support Proposal Preparations including: bid/no-bid requirements; cost estimating; pricing; RFP review; risk mitigation; and negotiation
  • Understand source selection evaluation process to include cost and price analysis, discussions, debriefings and protest
  • Program and finance: Basis of Estimate (BOE) preparation; budget preparation, reporting and management; cost & variance analysis; Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Estimate at Completion (EAC); cash management/working capital; forecasting; contractual reporting (CDRL, EVM, cost and pricing, C/SSR); risk management; return on investment (ROI); audit preparation and management; and program review preparation
  • Evaluate, coach, and develop staff
  • Drive continuous improvement in department performance
  • Maximize IT utilization through electronic commerce and ERP/Oracle implementation
  • Provide claims and litigation support involving ASBCA and USCFC
  • International compliance with the laws rules and regulations that govern international trade (ITAR, EAR, USCBP, FDA, BATF, HTS, INCOTERMS)
  • Develop knowledge of service contracts including consulting, T&M, and outsourcing
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field and at least ten years of progressive experience in a government manufacturing environment
  • Experience leading a global pricing organization or team
  • In-depth knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, CAS, SOX & ITAR and relevant U.S. government contracting laws, rules and regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial contracts, UCC, international contracts, including direct commercial sales and Foreign Military Sales
  • Knowledge of supply chain responsibilities to include vendor management, material management and inventory management
  • General business operations knowledge to include: management principles; business development; HR; operations; finance; accounting; economics; and information technology 
  • Exceptional grasp of generally accepted accounting principles and an in-depth working knowledge of the cost accounting standards (CAS) and IFRS
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and communication skills (oral and written) required
  • Demonstrated ability to aggressively lead team on all types of government contracts (FFP, CP, IDIQ)
  • Exceptional contract compliance knowledge
  • Understanding of advanced financial analysis principles
  • Conduct internal training sessions on relevant financial topics within area of expertise
  • Ability to mentor and train others
  • Ability to guide difficult analysis on programs
  • In-depth knowledge of IR&D/B&P/direct sell and allowable vs. unallowable cost
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee