• ICF
  • Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
  • Oct 14, 2020
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

ICF is a growth-oriented and public company with revenues of $1.48B. We seek a Senior Director of Accounting to provide leadership and manage the global accounting team, most of which is based in Fairfax, Virginia. Working closely with the Corporate Controller and with the most senior members of management, you will be responsible for accounting operations, consolidations and international accounting. 

You will perform an essential function within the Financial Leadership Team, helping build consensus and commitment necessary to ensure effective and efficient accounting processes across corporate functions and operating groups. You will manage a team of 25 professional staff and be responsible for garnering support from the operating groups when specific business expertise and knowledge of the market is needed. This position offers excellent growth opportunities within a progressive and fast-growing company. 

Key responsibilities include: 
Accounting Leadership:

  • Envision and lead efforts to continue maturing the organization, systems and processes so that they scale both efficiently and effectively, while ensuring that appropriate controls continue to be institutionalized throughout the Company
  • Oversee the global accounting operations and related activities, including General Ledger, Consolidations and International Accounting and Revenue Compliance
  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of financial statements and support executive management with earnings calls
  • Drive efforts to appropriately educate personnel with regard to accounting pronouncements as well as company accounting policies and procedures
  • Review, ensure compliance with and continually improve SOX controls over accounting systems and lead ongoing transformation efforts to streamline accounting systems and drive related efficiencies throughout the company
  • Work with FP&A leadership to develop standard analytical tools to further aid operating groups in their financial planning and analysis, and provide training to key stakeholders impacted by planning and forecasting activities

People Leadership:

  • Partner closely with all levels of Leadership to support and grow the business and ensure that best accounting principles are followed, while simultaneously reinforcing and instilling the defined values of ICF’s finance department
  • Create, communicate, and execute strategic initiatives across a complex and expanding organization
  • Ability to continually mentor and develop team and ensure necessary skill sets are present


  • Ensure ICF adheres to all relevant standards and principles including: General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC reporting requirements, statutory accounting regulations for various international locations
  • Support the development of financial statements for SEC filings
  • Ensure the compliance of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program
  • Prepare data for the Earnings Release and Earnings Calls including schedule control, compiling data and Q&A

M&A Financial Analysis:

  • Support due diligence and integration efforts associated with the accounting function of target companies

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • CPA
  • 15+ years of overall experience in Accounting/Finance
  • 10+ years of experience managing an Accounting department for a mid-large size company
  • Experience working with Deltek Costpoint
  • Experience working within a publicly traded company
  • Strong knowledge of the revenue recognition standard
  • Working knowledge Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in Accounting or Finance with a Government Contractor
  • Experience working within a Management Consulting/Professional Services firm
  • Experience leading intercompany/entity accounting
  • Experience leading an international Accounting Function (experience working across Europe and Asia preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to research and resolve technical accounting matters
  • Demonstrated experience with SEC reporting
  • MBA or CFA
  • Oracle HFM experience

Professional Skills:

  • Excellent writing and presentation/communication skills
  • Superb analytical and qualitative strategic thinking capabilities
  • Outstanding influencing and collaboration skills

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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities 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)