Project Controller

  • Chantilly, VA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Clearance: Unspecified

Company Description

At RED GATE we do everything we can to serve our clients:
Using the right technical skills, unique methodologies, best practices, and integrated technology, we help clients implement bold solutions. New approaches to emerging and evolving threats. Non-traditional ways to overcome entrenched obstacles. Advantage through opportunity. If you have a serious challenge or problem, we can help you solve it.  The below job description provides details on how this role will help to serve our clients.

Job Description

Red Gate is seeking a Project Controller for its Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO).  The Project Controller must possess expertise in project accounting to analyze financial performance in government contract projects, plan and conduct complex studies to determine the cost of business activities, and recommends budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures.   


Specific duties include: 

  • Develops financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis 

  • Performs complex statistical, cost, and financial analysis of data reported in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems 

  • Prepares financial data and reports, to include Contract Status and Summary Report (CSSR) or Contract Funds Status Report (CSFR), for submittal to the client every month 

  • Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions and events per generally accepted accounting principles 

  • Evaluates financial execution and assures financial compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting System (CAS) standards 

  • Interprets financial transactions and events for users who must make economic or business decisions 

  • Applies working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verifies documents for completeness and compliance with government and private agencies 

  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and reports 

  • Provides general administrative and analytic support to U.S. Federal Government client 

  • Assists as needed for the required accounting reviews (DoD FMR Volume 3, Ch. 8) 

  • Follow-up with the client to ensure invoices are certified and paid in a timely matter 

  • Maintains accurate and complete accounting records for clients administered contracts 

  • Provides support as needed in the analysis of invoices attributable to closed account liabilities 

  • Assists in responsibilities for the Defense Property Accounting System (DPAS) for the client 

  • Provides service and support to document, maintain, and execute an internal process that satisfies the client’s requirements 

  • Assists in the monitoring of funds execution and provide status to client appropriation personnel regarding obligations, disbursements, and excess funds on the contract 

  • Manage invoices and payments to vendors and subcontractor, as needed 

  • Provides knowledge of the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies, and procedures, including some familiarity with other departments within the program 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, business, economics, statistics, accounting, or mathematics  

  • Five years progressively responsible related financial experience required  

  • Advanced knowledge in financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing required.  

  • Experience in Deltek Costpoint 7.x or higher, IBM Cognos Impromptu 

  • Ability to use Microsoft Project for developing project plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets, and analyzing workloads 

  • CDFM, CMA, CPA certification and/or MBA 

  • Knowledge and experience in developing and maintaining Earned Value Management (EVM) baseline per American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance Standard 748 (ANSI/EIA-748). 

  • Two or more years U.S. Government accounting experience Required, (DTRA a plus) 

  • WAWF, STARS, DTS, or other military/government experience  

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas a must: accounting, finance, accounting policy and accounting systems 

Additional Information

The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.  EEO is the Law

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