AAR CORP CBP Aircraft Maintenance Business Manager (Pending Contract Award) in FORT WORTH, Texas

Title: CBP Aircraft Maintenance Business Manager (Pending Contract Award)

Location: United States-Texas-Fort Worth

Job Number: 8255


Accountable to the AAR CBP Program Manager. Responsible and accountable for all accounting, finance, contractual, reporting, and control activities affecting the program. Partners with program leadership in matters relating to decision-making, financial reporting, compensation, compliance and business management.


  • Lead the finance/accounting function for the program.

  • Ensure all recording and reporting requirements are met for management and regulatory agencies as required by law, including maintaining an accounting system that is compliant with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)

  • Maintain accounting controls over key processes and the related reporting systems to ensure compliance with SOX and contractual stipulations

  • Supervise, prepare and review billing and/or other related documentation for completeness and compliance with financial policies, procedures and contractual requirements.

  • Review and certify vouchers and/or invoices for payment.

  • Assist the estimating team and program management in pricing any new customer requirements.

  • Direct and administer the Internal Audit Program, governmental audits, and external audit requests.

  • Manage the implementation of annual budgets throughout the program.

  • Review payroll data for accuracy

  • Establish travel policies for the program to ensure safe, effective and cost efficient travel for program employees

  • Design and generate periodic reports for senior management to measure operating and financial performance on the contract.

  • Analyze and interpret operating results in order to make specific recommendations which result in profit improvements without sacrificing quality

  • Provide leadership to team of roughly one dozen employees. This includes development, coaching and training of team members to build a highly functioning team.

  • Provide indirect supervision to all the Business Operation Administrators on the CBP program

  • Work withGroup finance leadership and AAR Corporate finance (e.g. CFO, CAO, tax, treasury) routinely on accounting and finance needs and requests

  • Manage all program rates, including fully burdened labor hour rates in accordance with FAR standards that will be acceptable to the DCMA/DCAA.

  • Serves as the contractor's authorized liaison with the Government Contracting Officer (CO) and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)

  • Coordinate and deliver all CDRLs when required

  • Travel is required

  • Position requires proof of US citizenship

  • Position requires successful completion of DHS Background Investigation

  • All other duties as assigned. 


  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 


  • Commitment to company values and ethics by "Doing it Right"

  • Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  • Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  • Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  • Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long-term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  • Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  • Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  • Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  • Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback

  • Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  • Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

  • Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  • Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.



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. A thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Must have experience in an accounting leadership role with thorough knowledge of GAAP and ability to use standard accounting software (Lawson a plus). Must have a working knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), and Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA). Prior extensive experience with Labor Service Hour government contracts and union collective bargaining agreements. Extensive budgeting and forecasting experience. Development of contract pricing (cost reimbursable, fixed price, time and materials), development and compliance with Government required disclosure statements required. Strong mathematical and analytical abilities and strong managerial abilities required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field and five years related experience.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and/or Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation is preferred.

  • Prior experience in a public company with international operations, aviation experience, SEC compliance & reporting, and SOX compliance is preferred.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment. 

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran