Government Contracting - Director, Life Sciences

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause.png

Position Type


Telework Eligibility


Clearance Required


Estimated Salary

To Be Negotiated

Physical Work Location:

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

8219 Leesburg Pike Suite 800

Tysons, VA 22182


Position description:

Due to the continued growth of our Government Contracting Advisory Services Practice, we are currently interviewing Directors for our Tysons, VA Office. Our Government Contract Consulting Practice is comprised of professionals who are Certified Public Accountants, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Fraud Examiners, former industry leaders and contract experts who have the technical expertise to deliver exceptional results tailored to meet the needs and offer solutions to our clients. Our leadership team speaks and publishes frequently on critical issues facing government contractors, and serve in a leadership capacity in a number of professional organizations. Within our Government Contracts practice there are some individuals focused on working with Life Sciences companies (biopharmaceuticals and medical devices) selling in the government space, and we are looking for a senior-level individual to help expand and grow that specific practice area. 

As a leader in one of the nation’s preeminent government contract consulting practice, you will work with a select group of professionals aligned, in an entrepreneurial environment, to provide life sciences clients service offerings that span all stages of the government contracting lifecycle to include:

  • FAR/CAS/OMB Circular Consultation

  • DCAA/OIG Audit Support

  • Compliance Program Development

  • Pricing Strategy and Proposal Preparation

  • VA and GSA Federal Supply Schedule Proposals, Pricing, and Audit Support

  • Non-FAMP calculations

  • Consulting on Supplemental Contracting Options (National Contracts, BPAs, DAPAs, etc.)

  • Federal Market Access Campaigns

  • Contract Management Services

  • Fraud Investigations/Forensic Accounting

  • Litigation / Dispute / Expert Testimony Services

Why is this role important?

At Baker Tilly, you will find that your specialized experience and technical depth will allow you to quickly contribute to on-going engagements while at the same time, have the opportunity to be challenged by new engagements and advance your technical potential. As a member of our team, you will also contribute to some of the most important activities in our firm which include operating and growing the business, serving the client, developing the best people, and shaping our culture.

Once hired, you will:

  • Assume responsibility for all project phases and work directly with clients in accomplishing project objectives.

  • Deliver exceptional client service in all client interactions and projects.

  • Communicate effectively, both internally and to clients, including those at an executive level.

  • Work closely with management to develop new business.

  • Apply insights and knowledge of government contracting compliance issues and processes to enable clients to solve complex business problems.

  • Develop and execute methodologies and solutions specific to life sciences companies operating in the government marketplace.

  • Manage day-to-day project activities; establish appropriate leverage on project teams and assign/manage project responsibilities to team members.

  • Provide coaching, mentoring and performance counseling to consultants, clients and project team members.

  • Balance client, new business development and practice development activities, including active participation in internal projects and operations along with complying with firm standards.

  • Contribute to the general management of the Consulting Practice and develop and implement a personal plan which sets goals for professional and practice development.

Strong candidates are proven leaders with a combination of government contract accounting, finance, contract management or compliance background in a professional services firm.

What do we offer?

We take pride in offering a robust career value proposition-one that is rooted in a diverse set of developmental opportunities and rewards. The relationships you build, the clients you serve, the purpose you find, and the experiences you have ultimately will contribute to your connection to our firm.

When it comes to benefits and rewards, our offering is what you would expect from an organization who values its people. From health and wellness to financial and work-life programs, our flexible benefit packages are designed to fit your needs.

Minimum requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • At least 8 years of experience with FAR, VAAR, GSAR and and other federal procurement regulations.

  • Claims/Dispute Resolutions and VA experience.

  • Knowledge of the federal health systems, their decision making process related to contracting and pricing for pharmaceuticals and medical devices

  • Previous experience in a professional services environment working directly with life sciences clients.

  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment with all levels of client personnel in various industries.

  • Excellent written/verbal communications and collaboration skills.

  • Strong project management and facilitation skills.

  • Integrity within a professional environment.

  • Ability to travel to client sites when necessary.

Take the next step:

Option 1 – More Info: Click the “More Info” button below to be taken to the company’s website to learn more.

Option 2 – Apply Now: Click the "Apply Now" button below and submit your resume, cover letter, and additional document through the company's career portal.

Option 3 – Get Advice (Coming Soon): Click the "Get Advice" button below and speak with one of our personalized career agents. We will review your resume and qualifications and provide advice on how to enhance your candidacy. Additionally, we will submit your resume to the company and act as your advocate for the position. If you do not get chosen for the position, we will gather valuable feedback from the employer to increase your candidacy for future positions!

Equal Opportunity Employment Disclosure

This company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.