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SE&I Manager, Station Program

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Axiom Space is building for beyond, guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. The leading provider of human spaceflight services and developer of human-rated space infrastructure, Axiom Space operates end-to-end missions to the International Space Station today while developing its successor, Axiom Station – a permanent commercial destination in low-Earth orbit that will sustain human growth off the planet and bring untold benefits back home.

Axiom Space fosters a diverse environment inclusive of all perspectives. We are the pioneers of commercial space, leading the transformation of low-Earth orbit into a global space marketplace. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Senior Director, Compliance who is fueled by problem-solving, continuously curious, and driven to understand our world, science/technology, and life itself, for the benefit of all on Earth and beyond.


  • FAR and DFARS Compliance: Serve as the subject matter expert on FAR and DFARS regulations and ensure the company's compliance with these requirements in all government contracts.
  • Advise on Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), indirect cost structures, contract proposal pricing and estimating.
  • Policies and Procedures: Develop, update, and maintain accounting policies and procedures to align with FAR and DFARS requirements, ensuring adherence across the organization.
  • Compliance Reviews: Conduct regular reviews and assessments of existing accounting systems, internal controls, and processes to proactively identify any potential compliance issues and recommend appropriate remedial actions.
  • Regulatory Updates: Stay updated on changes in FAR and DFARS regulations, interpret their impact on the organization, and advise management on necessary modifications to policies, procedures, and practices.
  • DFARS/DCAA business system evaluations, process documentation and improvements (accounting, estimating, purchasing, etc.)
  • Advise on Disclosure Statements, Cost Accounting Practice Changes, Incurred cost submissions.
  • Deliver detailed analysis of findings and coordinate all analytical, technical and research tasks.
  • DCAA Audits: Act as the primary lead for all Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audits related to accounting and finance matters. Coordinate with auditors, provide requested documentation and explanations, and ensure a smooth and successful audit process.
  • DCMA Point-Person: Serve as the principal point of contact with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in finance-related matters. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required with an emphasis in accounting or related field.
  • 8+ years’ experience in of related experience; CPA and previous experience in public accounting preferred or an equivalent comibination of education and experience
  • Experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Experience designing and implementing compliance programs including risk assessments, testing for unallowable costs, reviewing, or preparing forward pricing rates proposals and incurred cost submissions for submission to the US Government
  • Experience designing, maintaining, and/or testing policies, procedures and controls related to DCAA/DFARS contractor business systems (e.g., accounting, estimating, purchasing, EVMS)
  • Experience with organizational design and restructuring, operating model design, governance model design, and finance and/or operations transformation as relates to government contractors.
  • Knowledge of Costpoint/Del-Tek ERP system
  • Knowledge of garnishment, payroll, and benefits distribution
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task on multiple projects.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast environment and produce timely results.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong attention to detail.

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.