Lead Program Cost Analyst (Remote)

Reston, VA
Nov 23, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time
DescriptionJob Description:Leidos is seeking a Lead Program Cost Analyst with Earned Value Management (EVM) and forecasting / budgeting experience to join our fast-paced and exciting Business Operations team supporting the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos is the prime contractor for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC), which operates three research stations, two research vessels, and many field camps all in support of Science. Our customer is the National Science Foundation (NSF).The Lead Program Cost Analyst will lead the Antarctic Infrastructure and Modernization for Science (AIMS) Program Finance team and work directly with the Program Manager to help define the program's goals and objectives. The AIMS Program is a complex multi-year construction project which will modernize Antarctica's largest research station. The successful candidate will create and maintain the AIMS Program budget and schedule, to include: analyzing progress reported against the program baseline; identifying risks and opportunities against the program baseline; and recommending actions to improve progress to achieve flawless program execution.Utilizing EVM concepts and reporting, the Lead Program Cost Analyst will prepare and present financial forecasts, reports, and analytics. This role participates in EVM surveillances, Customer reviews, new business proposals, prepares on-contract proposals for customers, and creates ASC pre-proposal pricing data. The incumbent will apply working knowledge of multiple contract types, tools, and processes to support program audits and ensure policy / program compliance.Primary Responsibilities Include:Works directly with Director, Program Manager and Cost Account Manager (CAM)Leads the AIMS project controls team. Responsible for providing coaching and distributing tasks to direct reportsBudgets and forecasts costs in COBRA (budget and earned value system)Oversees program financial month-end processes including Program and FP&A tasks, such as: program EAC / forecasting, subcontractor costs evaluation, contract modification approvals, creating CPRs and VAR reports, and supporting the Monthly Customer cost reports.Works closely with Scheduling partners to consolidate data from CAMs and Finance Analysts to create and maintain accurate, credible budgets and forecastsIntegrates changes within the customer / budgeting environment into corporate financial projectionsUnderstands and applies Leidos cost structures, business architecture, and financial policiesWorks independently to achieve day-to-day objectives that have significant impact on operational results and project deliverablesUnderstand Earned Value Management and Major Facility GuidelinesRequired Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience; or a Master's Degree with 6+ years of prior relevant experience3-5 years construction project accounting experienceComprehensive program finance experience; familiar with federal CPFF/CPIF/FFP type contractsDemonstrated history of analytical experience, including data reporting on complex topics and the ability to incorporate such topics into financial forecastsProactive approach to complex problems and the drive to problem-solve autonomouslyStrong communication skills and ability to communicate complex topics to program participants, customer, and senior leadershipTeam player - Be able to jump in where needed attitudeMust be able to work competing priorities and multiple projectsExperience using COBRA planning tool or similar budgeting / forecasting toolMust possess proven capability and experience working both tandem and serial tasks, with a self-motivated and can do attitude.Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and WordPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Finance-related degreeExpertise with Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and reportingFAR/GAAP/SOX KnowledgeStrong understanding of government contracting industry / environment and complex contract typesExpert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modelingGovernment Cost Performance Report (CPR) knowledgeExperience creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs), pricing, and proposalsPay Range:Pay Range $68,900.00 - $106,000.00 - $143,100.00#Remote

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