Senior Project Control Analyst- Public Health

Rockville, VA
Dec 09, 2022
Mar 08, 2023
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat has an immediate opening for a Senior Project Control Analyst in the Public Health & Epidemiology Practice to directly support project leadership in management of a multi-million-dollar portfolio of research contracts. The candidate will be responsible for the financial health of the project through accurate tracking, financial analysis, and advice to ensure the long-term success. 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide support to Project Managers in the preparation and analysis of project financial data and other contract, project, or business-related tasks.
  • Prepare and manage project specific financial deliverables and ad hoc financial reporting
  • Work with Program Team to collect bottom-up financial forecasts/Estimate to complete and enter into Program Financial Management Tool and maintain contract budgets
  • Work directly with external partners to monitor forecasted expenditures and resolve invoicing issues
  • Work collaboratively with other functional support personnel (contracts, subcontracts, HR, etc.) to support the program manager with other complex contracts, project or business-related tasks.
  • Review trends to assess accuracy of the financial forecast and work with program team to mediate any issues. 
  • Monitor progress of program requirements and cost performance against plans to ensure contractual cost obligations are met.
  • Conduct financial analysis (variance analysis, risk analysis, profit/loss analysis, etc.).

Basic qualifications:
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related work experience to include at least 3 years of program control or financial management in a government contracting environment.
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills such as pivot tables, filters, SUMIFS and VLOOKUPS to work with large data sets to perform analysis and monthly manual spreadsheet report in support of monthly invoice.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles to include cost collection, revenue recognition, Estimate at Complete (EAC) lifecycle, invoicing, and unbilled reconciliation.

Preferred qualifications: 
  • Expertise working in contracting/consulting firm.
  • Ability to work with multiple support functions (contracts, procurement, accounting).
  • Ability to communicate financial information to in actionable data for non-financial collaborators

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan
401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Parental Leave
Vacation Leave
Sick Leave
Holiday Leave
Professional Development
Health Advocate
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Accident Insurance
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Life and AD&D Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Supplemental Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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