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Contracts Manager - REMOTE AVAILABLE at Akima, LLC in Vienna, Virginia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Akima is a global enterprise with more than 7,500 employees, delivering agile solutions to the federal government in the core areas of facilities, maintenance, and repair; information technology; logistics; protective services; systems engineering; mission support; furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E); and construction. As a subsidiary of NANA, an Alaska Native Corporation owned by more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders, Akima’s core mission is to enable superior outcomes for our customers’ missions while simultaneously creating a long-lived asset for NANA consistent with our Iñupiat values. In 2020, Washington Technology ranked Akima #39 amongst the top 100 government contractors. To learn more about building your career with the Akima portfolio of companies, visit


Job Summary:  

 The team of personnel support the Senior Contracts Manager in closing out the thousands of contracts for the entire Akima family of companies.  The team deals with all contract types to include international, federal, and some commercial contracts.  This position is required to manage the personnel and to provide leadership for the team in producing the closeout packages to include final invoices, certificates, security requirements, and releases to cover all aspects of the closeout process and audit trail.  Training is also provided to the team and ancillary Shared Services personnel to ensure effective and efficient processing.  Workload is driven by the approval of Incurred Cost Submissions as well as requests from DCAA and DCMA and involves coordination with Operations, Program Control, Contracts, Procurement, Finance, and Compliance.  This position will report to the Director of Contracts. 



  • Establishes high level guidance and strategy for timely closeouts for all Incurred Cost Submission rate changes as well as responses to DCAA and DCMA requests. 

  • Leads documentation activities and resolution actions for audit support, researching old files, and producing the contract closeout package for all contract types.

  • Tracks all activities and monitors for opportunities to resolve unbilled balances and recovery of revenue.

  • Prepares formal contract correspondence and ensures compliance with contractual terms and conditions, federal and state regulations and restrictions, as well as internal management objectives of existing and new business activities with regard to closeout processes.

  • Provides guidance and leadership to cross-functional business team members to identify risk assessment and mitigation. 

  • Interacts regularly with finance department, project controllers, senior management and customer Contracting Officers.  

  • Assists in ongoing reviews for introducing efficiencies and improvements. Interprets contract policies as well as operating practices and performance standards. 

  • Capability to mentor lower-level contract staff to ensure compliance with the above.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field plus 6 years of experience, or High School Diploma/GED) with six years relevant experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Experience overseeing all contract types (FFP, T&M, Cost Reimbursable and hybrids).

  • Experience managing effective, high performance teams.

  • Demonstrated understanding of FAR/DFARS, GSA Federal Schedules, Federal IDIQ, GWAC contracts and supplemental government acquisition regulations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Desired Qualifications:   

  • Experience or Education in Finance or Accounting.

  • Experience handling contract terminations and close out procedures.

  • Experience in commercial contracts.


The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.   Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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