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Finance & Business Operations Associate

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Mantel Technologies

Job Summary

Part Time
Posted on
October 26, 2018
Mantel Technologies
Steilacoom, WA
Years of Experiences
3 - 5
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree

About Mantel Technologies

Culture Our goal is to make impactful contributions to our customers' missions through innovative, practical technical solutions and expert-level support. We strive to do this in a fashion that builds lasting relationships, provides our employees with a sense of pride, and allows us to positively impact our communities. We value collaboration, diversity of experience and viewpoints, and dare-to-succeed attitudes. Creators The challenges we aim to address require teams comprised of analysts, engineers, industrial designers, scientists, technicians, and project managers. Degree requirements vary by position and project. Due to the nature of our business, US Citizenship is required of all employees. Compensation & Benefits Mantel offers industry-competitive compensation packages to its employees. We believe our benefits package to be generous and review it annually.

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Finance & Business Operations Associate

Mantel is a technology startup operating in the defense and national security markets. We’re looking for a dynamic Finance & Business Operations Associate who enjoys working within a small, mission-driven entrepreneurial environment to join our team. Due to the nature of Mantel’s business, candidates must be US Citizens to be considered.


This position is part-time with the potential to become full-time in the future and will be based in our Steilacoom WA office.



As a Finance & Business Operations Associate at Mantel, your responsibilities will include:


  • Finance

    • Work with the executive team and our external accounting partners to ensure Mantel’s day-to-day, monthly, and annual financial information is accurately captured

    • Work with the CEO and line management in annual budgeting activities

    • Work with the CEO in rate development and strategic rate discussions

    • Support internal and external audits of our accounting systems and practices; Ensure Mantel’s financial systems are maintained for efficient auditing

    • Support line operations through provision of standard and custom job and organization reports

    • Process time and expense for payroll

    • Manage accounts payable (invoice entry, payment queuing) and accounts receivable (invoice creation, invoice submission via WAWF and other customer billing systems)


  • Operations

    • Lead the identification, advocacy, and execution of approaches for improving operations through use of tools and processes

    • Manage and maintain current Mantel’s business licenses and permits

    • Support aspects of contracts administration to include deliverable tracking, contractor manpower reporting (CMR), and subcontractor deliverables

    • Assist in the onboarding of new employees as it pertains to use of operational tools



Success in this position will require a focus on consistently producing high quality work and collaboration with your colleagues and external partners and vendors. As a small company, a team environment characterized by shared urgency and reasonable transparency is essential.


Required Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate across teams and manage competing interests/priorities

  • Associate’s degree (minimum); Bachelor’s degree (preferred)

  • Work experience (you’ve worked in a similar work environment (military, defense/USG contractor, or technology startup) and have demonstrated experience in several of the domains required to effectively execute your responsibilities without significant supervision):

    • Master’s + minimum 2 years, or

    • Bachelor’s + minimum 3 years, or

    • Associate’s + minimum 5 years

    • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills; must be effective when communicating with people in-person, over the phone, via email, via text, etc.

    • Proficiency in the use of accounting software

      • Experience/expertise in Unanet is highly preferred

      • Experience/expertise in other platforms such as Netsuite, Costpoint, QuickBooks is a minimum requirement

      • Expert-level proficiency in MS Excel or similar spreadsheet program

      • Experience with MS Office, GSuite, and other standard business software tools

      • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance when and if required



Travel to Mantel’s other locations (<10%) may be required on a semi-annual basis.


About Mantel

Mantel is an innovative material systems startup company. We aim to create and maintain a collaborative, innovative, and purposeful work environment built in conjunction with our cultural imperatives of a healthy work/life balance and making positive contributions to the world in which we live. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us about yourself and why you think you’d be a great addition to our team.  Mantel offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off, holiday, 401k, health insurance, quality of life benefits, and a bonus compensation program.


Mantel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.


Mantel is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.