Senior Financial Analyst

Working from home
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to support digital transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Financial Services Center.

Within the FSC, the Financial Technology Service (FTS) is responsible for all Information Technology including requirements analysis and sizing, backlog management, scrum team governance, incremental/sprint planning, business value, dependency management, risk and impact analysis, scheduling, budget vs actual labor reporting, configuration management, testing, infrastructure operations, application modernization, cyber security, process improvement, and Agile Release Train orchestration.

FTS's IT products address a broad array of VA's enterprise requirements including timekeeping and payroll; accounting; financial reporting and auditing; healthcare claims processing; accounts payable and payment processing; employee travel and charge card; employee relocation; financial data analytics; and financial integration.

This role can be performed in Austin, TX or fully remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the comprehensive financial reporting and budget management of assigned programs.
  • Analyzes and interprets financial data for the purpose of determining financial performance including projected outcomes; makes recommendations based on this analysis.
  • Reviews financial transactions and performs cost benefit analysis related to projects and programs. Performs complex cost, and financial analysis of data reported in the various financial systems.
  • Prepares budgets, including forecasts of revenues and expenditures for assigned programs; develops financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.
  • Records, classifies, and prepares reports of financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Interprets financial transactions for users who must make economic or business decisions; prepares financial documents such as budgets and billings in compliance with the requirements of government and other funding agencies.
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets and relational databases, to assemble, manipulate and format data, reports and presentations.
  • Works closely with operational staff to provide regular and as-needed financial reports to support their delivery of programs.
  • Supervises a team of support staff who assist in these duties, including training and all other tasks related to supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned related to comprehensive financial reporting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, finance, accounting or closely related field.
  • 4 years of increasingly responsible experience conducting financial analyses
  • Must have proven experience in the financial industry-preferably within the Federal Government
  • Must have experience in creating strategically tailored financial plans.
  • Must have experience in conducting targeted review of status and identify points of risk, what-if analysis.
  • Must have experience in identifying alternative strategies for addressing risk.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of public and financial analysis and administration; data processing application, software; modem office equipment and procedures; laws, regulations, resolutions, and codes applicable to housing authority financial administration; accounting and auditing standards; Housing Authority organization, operation, policies and objectives.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers, software applications; oral and written communications; making oral presentations.
  • Ability to analyze complex financial and technical data; prepare clear and concise reports and presentations, including recommendations for action; plan and organize responsibilities so that reports are produced in a timely and accurate manner; exercise independent judgment in a professional and competent manner
  • Write and communicate effectively and to assimilate and understand information; make sound decisions in a manner consistent with job functions; analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices of supervision, training and evaluation of staff; ability to plan, organize, and perform supervisory duties, including providing guidance and direction, training and evaluation of support staff.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant certification preferred
  • Experience supporting large Cabinet-level federal agencies, ideally the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance, and information analysis.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Comfortable using a computer for various tasks.
  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Deep understanding of the financial system and institutions.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Excellent ability to communicate across most mediums and settings.
  • Knowledge of military and Veteran populations.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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