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Senior Finance Controller - Programs

Kongsberg Maritime is an international company with job opportunities worldwide. The company is a market leader in systems for positioning, surveying, navigation and automation. Important markets include countries with significant offshore and shipyard industries. We are determined to provide our customers with innovative and reliable marine electronics that ensure optimal operation at sea. 

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has a significant portfolio of government programs and an attractive sales pipeline.  These government programs are organized under the Programs function and includes execution of programs within Government, Navy, Academic, Research & Commercial Survey Vessels, Hydrographic & Ocean Science markets. Due to the increasing workload KM is looking for a Senior Finance Controller to Programs

Job Purpose and Scope:

This position will be responsible for running the Programs function finances and will be accountable for the follow up of finance routines of all programs in the Americas region.  The Programs function will work closely with the rest of the functions in the region, and more specifically

  • Global Sales & Marketing in charge of the capture of new opportunities
  • Global Customer Support in charge of the aftermarket support and the service resources
  • Global Operations in charge of business support

The Senior Finance Controller to Programs will be responsible for:

  • Make sure we report and adhere to the reporting regime our Programs projects are under
  • Coordinate and cooperate across divisions and borders with all relevant stakeholders
  • Be an active member of the Programs management team

Preferred location: Lynnwood, Washington

Key Accountabilities:

  • Monitor, analyze and report financials on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • Budgeting
  • Cost accounting
  • Maintain and develop internal control, including project follow-up and invoicing
  • Establish, follow-up, measure and report on KPIs
  • Support decision making within reporting and governance


  • Position will provide services to fulfill federal contract - qualified applicants must be U.S. citizen per federal contract
  • Meet criteria for US government clearance
  • Finance/economics education at minimum Bachelor level
  • 5-10 years’ controller experience
  • Proven experience with government contracts
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR) and government cost accounting standards
  • Highly collaborative, experienced in working in complex matrix organization structures
  • Strong delivery mindset and cost focus
  • Self-driven and ability to see the big picture
  • Existing network and connections with US Navy and government institutions would be an advantage
  • Analytical mindset