Accounting Controller

Corporate · Virginia Beach, Virginia
Department Corporate
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

The Accounting Manager reports to the Director of Finance and Business Systems in the performance of a variety of tasks and is primarily responsible for managing daily financial transactions and tasks related to all facets of the Operation, and maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the ERP and other company systems consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS), and corporate ethics, goals, and objectives.  A highly proficient level of accounting, business experience and judgment are required to plan and accomplish goals.  Performance of responsibilities is expected to be completed on an accurate and timely basis, and with minimal supervision. 


  • Manages the accounting staff and is responsible for all accounting functions, such as financial reporting, billing, collections, payroll, and budget preparation, cash management, General Ledger, business accounting practices, and others.
  • Recruits and hires accounting and financial staff and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Coordinates training programs for new staff and identifies training needs for current staff.
  • Maintains a documented system of accounting policies and procedures; implements a system of controls and audits over accounting transactions to minimize risk.
  • Maintains a documented system of timekeeping policies and procedures; implements a system of controls and audits over timekeeping to minimize risk.
  • Manages all financial related elements of the company’s ERP system in support of both Government Services Contracting (Job Costing) and Commercial Manufacturing (Cost Accounting and Inventory).
  • Develops and manages business and accounting processes, tools, analysis, and reporting to generate and manage Financial Statements, Revenue Forecasts, Cash Flow Forecasts, Budgets, Reconciliations, and other such business and financial performance metrics.
  • Production of periodic financial reports; ensures that the reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and other financial reporting standards as required.
  • Prepares for and manages all external audit requirements, such as DCAA Incurred Cost Submissions, Accounting System Audits, Insurance audits, Tax, and other financial audits.
  • Develop financial proposals in support of company Government Services Contracting opportunities and existing contracts.
  • Manages all financial aspects of company Government Services Contracts in coordination with internal Business Unit Leadership and various external Government Contracting Agencies.
  • Develops and manages company Subcontractor contracts and relationships.
  • Audits accounts to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; coordinates and works with outside auditors and provides needed information for various requirements.
  • Assist Accounting Staff with daily duties as necessary to complete tasks accurately and on time.
  • Presents recommendations to management on financial objectives and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.
  • Performance of responsibilities is expected to be completed on an accurate and timely basis in support of senior leadership and corporate policies and goals.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Employs Continual Improvement practices to streamline processes using automated data mining, workflows, and other such tools and techniques, to improve accounting effectiveness and efficiency. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration required.
  • Eight years or more of related experience required.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • Firm Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
  • Firm knowledge of Accounting Practices related to Government Services Contracts as well as Commercial Manufacturing and Inventory best practices.
  • Highly Proficient in ERP Accounting software specific to Job Cost and Manufacturing Cost Accounting and Inventory practices.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional data mining and analytics skills required. 
  • Excel VB, Excel Power Query, and Power BI experience or other such skills desired.   
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other business software.


  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Work is based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions.

This position requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your start date. Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will need to present proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for medical or religious accommodations.


Health and Dental Insurance

Life insurance

Short-term & Long-term Disability insurance

Workers Compensations benefits

401k retirement plan

*Not an exhaustive list


ZP is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work culture that values all.

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  • Location
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience