Director Of Finance And Administration
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The Global Center for Automotive Performance Simulation (GCAPS)
operates in many areas of the mobility eco-system to support tool
and technology development. The services provided by GCAPS include
tire test characterization, tire modeling, vehicle dynamics
modeling, scenario development, environment and event modeling,
sensor modeling, control algorithm development, simulation support,
and research and performance analysis. GCAPS has a global customer
base that includes vehicle manufacturers, technology companies,
tire manufactures, and motorsport teams. GCAPS is engaged with a
wide spectrum of mobility thought leaders from around the globe and
exists to advance mobility technologies, enable job creation, and
promote economic development in Southern Virginia. We are an
organization built on core values. GCAPS hires, rewards, and
recognizes employees based on the adherence to our values and
We are proud to be an affiliated company to Virginia Tech and the
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
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The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic
thought-partner, and report to the executive director (ED). The
successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager
and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following
areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources,
The Financial Director and Administration oversees all financial
activities, reporting on revenue, budgeting, managing risk,
implementing policies, and improving financial processes
- Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely
manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial
statements; collate financial reporting materials, and oversee all
financial, project/program and grants accounting.
- Coordinate and lead internal activities for the annual audit
process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of
the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
- Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in
conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans
and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior
leadership team abreast of the organization's financial
- Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
- Manage Proposal Team, including, but not limited to assisting
in proposal development, determining appropriate fringe and
allowable indirect rate, reviewing contract terms, and submission
- Implement a robust contracts management and financial
management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and
collection schedule is adhered to and financial data and cash flow
are steady and support operational requirements.
- Update and implement all necessary business policies and
accounting practices; improve the finance department's overall
policy and procedure manual.
- Effectively communicate and present the critical financial
matters to the board of directors. -- Analyzing and reporting on
-- On monthly basis analysis expenses relative to budget and make
recommendations to Senior Staff
-- On monthly basis analysis Revenue relative to budget and make
recommendations to Senior Staff
-- Perform Cost/Benefit analysis on customer basis
-- Update and maintain hourly cost of Sponsor Test division
-- Support proposal budget creation for Sponsor Project
-- Manage Business Manager and support staff
-- Point of Contact with Accounting firm to include, but not
limited to completing annual audit and GCAP's tax return
-- Management of GCAP's bank accounts and QuickBook account
-- Review and approval of wire transfers, bank account transfers,
payments for travel, supplies, and other purchasing needs
-- Assist in the development and update of policies, guidelines,
and training in relation to managing GCAP's finances
Human Resources and Administration
- Further develop GCAPS human resources and administration,
enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits,
performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
- Ensure that recruiting and hiring processes are consistent and
- Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to
educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and
- Work closely and transparently with all external partners
including third-party vendors and consultants.
- Oversee administrative functions to ensure efficient and
consistent operations as the organization scales.
- Develop and manage GCAP's hiring plan according to hiring needs
and available funding -- Oversight of GCAP's payroll and retirement
Assist in the development and update of policies, guidelines, and
training in relation to human resource and administration
Required Critical Competencies
Flexibility/ adaptability - Adjusts quickly to changing priorities
and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
Analytical skills - Able to structure and process qualitative or
quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits
a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
Efficiency - Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted
effort. Attention to detail.
Core Values and Behaviors
Core Value 1: Driven to success
Innovation - New ideas, methods, processes, technologies with the
future in mind.
Logical Truth - Providing solutions based on fact and reason.
Engaged - Passionate dedication to scientific learning that
benefits our clients and advances our employees growth.
Flawless Execution - Profound understanding of the task and
recognition that all steps of a project are critical. Tasks are
completed above expectations and on time.
Resolve - Endless quest for solutions to advance our client's
mission and employees work-life balance.
Core Value 2: Developing trust between our employees and
Integrity - Honest, consistent, reliable, and fair. We take
Communication - Two-way process to transfer relative information,
in the right medium with clarity and concision, in a timely
Trust - Upholding trust and common ground between our employees and
our clients. We build and maintain solid relationships.
Influential - Thought leaders for new methods, processes, and
technologies with no restrictive bounds that would impede
Qualifications, Achievements and Experience
- Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
- Professional experience with broad financial and operations
- The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for
the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit
support for either a division or significant program area, and has
preferably overseen a human resources function previously
- Ability to translate financial concepts to colleagues who do
not necessarily have finance backgrounds
- A track record in grants management or a sound understanding of
managing grant and subcontract awards
- Technology savvy with experience and knowledge of accounting
and reporting software (e.g. Quickbook, Sharefile)
- Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and
organization goals across the organization including best practices
in human resources activities
- A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic,
organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable
sound decision making
- Excellent communication and relationship building skills with
an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of
internal and external stakeholders
- A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a
- Experience with Microsoft Office
- Team player with good communication skillsLocation
We are located at Virginia International Raceway in Alton VA. Which
is near Danville and South Boston VA, Roxboro NC and 45 minutes
from Burlington NC, 60 minutes from Durham NC. The Financial
Director position is primarily a remote position. However, the
candidate is required to reside in a location that enables them to
be onsite whenever necessary through the week.
Equal Employment Opportunity
To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all
people, employment decisions at VTT, LLC are made based on each
person's performance, qualifications, and abilities. VTT, LLC does
not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants based
on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion,
sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any
other basis protected by law.
The Equal Employment Opportunity policy covers all employment
practices, including selection, job assignment, compensation,
discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
We participate in E-Verify
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from
an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to
data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security
Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
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