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Program Finance Analyst

Mclean, VA · Accounting/Finance
The program finance analyst will be responsible for all financial aspects of assigned programs including budgeting, analysis, reporting, forecasting, collaborating with program managers and cost account managers on Estimates-To-Complete (ETC) and Estimates-At-Completion (EAC), invoicing and contract financial closeout.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current regulatory environment relative to the Federal Government including Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), DFAR, Truth In Negotiations Act (TINA), etc.
  • Assess contract Statement-Of-Work (SOW) and other requirements and assist the project manager in translating them into a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and project plans appropriate for the contract type and complexity. Interface with internal cost account managers, subcontractors, and suppliers as needed.
  • Conduct financial analysis including budgeting, forecasting, labor hour analysis, budget versus actual variance analysis, direct and indirect cost studies, revenue recognition, profit/loss analysis, risk analysis, A/R & A/P, cash flow and other financial results.
  • Conduct audits and reviews of policies, procedures, and practices to ensure the timely approval and processing of costs. Collaborate with other internal organizations to resolve issues.
  • Collaborate with program managers and cost account managers to develop Estimates-At-Completion (EACs). Present EACs and recommendations to improve financial results to senior management.
  • Prepare invoices that are compliant with all internal and external requirements.
  • Create, maintain, and update financial databases and spreadsheets, and generate various financial reports as required.
  • Assist with the development of cost and pricing models and proposals for all types of contracts (FFP, CPFF, T&M, etc.).
  • Prepare responses to “what-if” scenarios and ad-hoc requests.
  • Performs other ancillary duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: 
  • A Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited institution and a minimum of 3-years’ experience in a government contracting program office, program control, pricing, or finance is required.
  • Experience developing and maintaining budgets, forecasts, EACs, cost models, basic pricing models, and invoices for all types of contracts (FFP, CPFF, T&M, etc.).
  • Experience using MS Office Suite products including strong MS Excel skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Basic knowledge of GAAP, CAS, and FAR
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Clear attention to detail
  • Solid business acumen
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
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