Program Cost Analyst, Principal
Description Job Description:Leidos is seeking a Principal Program Cost Analyst with earned value management and forecasting/budgeting experience to join our fast-paced and exciting Business Operations team working on the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos is the prime contractor for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) and operates three research stations, two research vessels, and many field camps all in support of Science. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Business Operation team working on the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). The Principal Program Cost Analyst will lead the Sustaining Projects finance team, work directly with management and program managers to help define the program's goals and objectives; create and maintain a program's budget and schedule, analyze progress reported against the program baseline; identify risks and opportunities against the program baseline; and recommend actions to improve progress to achieve flawless program execution.Primary Responsibilities:+ Works closely with Senior Leadership, Program Managers and Cost Account Managers (CAMs) to prepare and present Customer reports, ASC program financial reports, Annual Operating Plans, and Leidos financial reporting+ Utilize Earned Value Management concepts and reporting+ Budgeting and Forecasting costs in COBRA (budget and earned value system)+ Oversee program financial month-end processes, including Program and FP tasks such as: program EAC/Forecasting, subcontractor costs evaluation, contract modification approvals+ Work closely with Scheduling partners to create and consolidate data from CAM's and other finance analysts to create and maintain accurate and credible budgets and forecasts+ Flexibly incorporating changes in customer/budgeting environment into Corporate financial projections+ Understanding and incorporating Leidos cost structures, business architecture, and financial policies+ Works independently to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results or project deliverables.+ Analyzes data and prepares accurate and timely information to management in support of decision-making activities. + Process improvement and automation, especially as it relates to invoice preparation and reconciliation+ Direct support of Lead PFA, PM, and PMO team in all aspects of program financial reporting and procurement analysis and reporting+ Analyzes data and prepares accurate and timely information to management in support of decision-making activities. + Process improvement and automation, especially as it relates to invoice preparation and reconciliation+ Direct support of Lead PFA, PM, and PMO team in all aspects of program financial reporting and procurement analysis and reporting Required Education, Skills, and Experience: + Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline plus 12+ years related experience or a Master's and 8+ years of experience. + Ability to successfully complete difficult and complex assignments within the programs and portfolios supporting. + Strong knowledge of Leidos systems and processes including: Cost Point, Cognos, Fusion, LPAS, and Cost Point. + Proficient in Microsoft applications; such as: Project, Excel, Power Point and Word. + Demonstrated history of analytical experience, to include data reporting on complex topics, and ability to incorporate such topics into financial forecasts+ Proactive approach to unclear problems and willingness to problem-solve autonomously+ Strong communication skills, demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics to program, customer, and Leidos leadership+ Advanced in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)+ Experience with COBRA planning tool or similar budgeting/forecasting tool+ The top candidate must possess a keen attention to detail. This is an absolute must for success in this role!Preferred Qualifications:+ Expertise with Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and reporting+ Strong understanding of government contracting industry/environment and complex contract types+ Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modeling+ Experience creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs), pricing and participate in new business proposals and also prepare on-contract proposals for customers.External Referral Bonus:IneligibleExternal Referral Bonus $:Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%Clearance Level Required:Public TrustTravel:Yes, 10% of the timeScheduled Weekly Hours:40Shift:DayRequisition Category:ProfessionalJob Family:Program Financial ControlPay Range:Pay Range $87,750.00 - $135,000.00 - $182,250.00#Remote REQNUMBER: R-00064042All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.