Senior Project Finance Manager

Abt Associates
Rockville, MD
Oct 19, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
Job SummaryThe Senior Project Finance Manager provides financial and operational analytical assistance to large and complex programs. This position works hand in hand with the Domestic portfolio of projects supporting the division leadership and supporting departments to facilitate excellence in project delivery, to enhance client and program knowledge, to enforce policy adherence and to ensure process standardization across the supporting Project Finance team. This role will also lead other Project Finance staff that have been assigned to the projects in their span of control to include mentoring, training, and performance reviews. The SR Project Finance Manager serves as a point of escalation for project finance issues impacting assigned program performance.Responsibilities:Establish and lead the project control function supporting multiple programs across revenue generating business areas within the Domestic project portfolioEnsure program cost control and risk assessment with responsibilities for both internal and external reportingImplement Project Finance DirectorA$ -A' cents A$ cents A cents € sA' not A$ cents A cents € zA' cents s standardized best practices for project control function, including EAC/ETC and Accrual processes, burn rate analysis, risk assessment and other cost estimating processesLead and support respective areas in change management effortsServe as the subject matter expert for Project Controls from a financial and project execution perspectiveCollaborates with procurement team to ensure policies are being adhered to and that standard levels of performance are being achieved with regard to handoffs and turnaround time to complete procurement activities and actions.Works alongside project managers and project directors in the division in support of managing the financial and contractual elements of the project(s).Develop and lead a team comprised of Program Finance Analysts and Project Finance ManagersEnsures work assignments are level loaded and staff productivity levels are being achieved.Assists in the development of training, competency profiles and career development of staff to include performance evaluation, and goal settingProvides strategic direction to the team that aligns with organization and project objectivesChampions and ensures compliance to standardized best practices for project finance.Analyzes and assesses trends that may impact the execution of the project along with the key drivers that may affect the financial health of the project, the division, and the companySupport client audit activitiesServes as a subject matter expert for Project Finance from a financial perspective and an understanding of the projects drivers, milestones, and performance impacts.Conducts financial and programmatic risk analysis considering contract type, subcontracts/materials, staffing, and other measures. Risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies are key in the support of project execution by proper forecasting and evaluation of financial risks together with the identification of procedures to avoid or minimize their impact to our customers, projects, and the company. Reports financial risks to the business up to PM/PD and Project Finance Director.Drives compliance with company, client, local and other legal requirements and regulationsPrepares and manages project specific deliverables related to financial or contractual requirements (such as invoicing, supporting back-up data, limitation of funds communications, etc.)Provides reporting and analysis, financial understanding and business perspective on a variety of financial and operational issues related to the financial health and execution of the project.Liaises with client counterpart when requested by project/program manager/director with questions specific to financials, risk management, and KPIA$ -A' cents A$ cents A cents € sA' not A$ cents A cents € zA' cents sEnsures compliance with applicable policies and procedures, Federal regulations, guidelines and contractual requirements; enforce adherence to requirements and advise organizational leadership on needed actions.Works with procurement team to review vendor and consultant agreements to validate funding and contract type are appropriate based on prime contract including subcontracts and materials purchasesPreferred QualificationsStrong financial presentation and management skills.Ability to prioritize, delegate and follow through tasks with a teamSelf-directed with proven ability to research complex issues, work independently, and multi-task several projects efficientlyStrong interpersonal skills, capable of developing and sustaining effective peer, project, and supporting organizational relationshipsStrong communication skills in order to collaborate with other department/functional support areas (eg Contracts, Procurement, HR, etc.)Skilled with excel for data manipulation and analysis such as pivot tables, lookups, etc.Experience in Change Management as aA$ -A' cents A$ cents A cents € sA' not A$ A cents € oeChange Leader, Change Agent and Change ManagerA$ -A' cents A$ cents A cents € sA' not Experience managing the financials for fixed unit price contracts (such as call center, survey, transaction-based efforts)Experience with T&M, FFP, Cost Plus contract financial managementExperience supporting and balancing the needs of multiple contracts at onceExperience managing people and direct responsibility for objective setting, performance reviews and disciplinary actionsMinimum QualificationsBachelorA$ -A' cents A$ cents A cents € sA' not A$ cents A cents € zA' cents s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or MasterA$ -A' cents A$ cents A cents € sA' not A$ cents A cents € zA' cents s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experienceAbt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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