Project Operations Financial Analyst
The PROJECT OPERATIONS FINANCIAL ANALYST will work directly with the CDI-Defense PMO Director and must grasp the overarching PMO objectives with tactical focus to the project level delivery and financial accountability. This position demands a strong character to operate in a fast-paced and collaborative professional environment. Responsibility for the management of all project financial baseline tracking, reporting, validations and analysis are critical for immediate actions for project execution in internal corporate engagements. This includes, but is not limited to daily interactions with senior leadership and Department heads to alignment with corporate invoicing staff, processes and reviews. Collaborative activities for expense report reviews, management of financial data (program and project) and the analysis of operations to the objectives/baselines etc.
This candidate must be willing and expected to participate as needed in OCONUS Project Operational set-up for reporting, controls and accountability in the field. Customer/Client engagement may be required to support presentations and progress reporting.
This candidate must hold a valid US passport and accommodate health requirements for OCONUS/austere environments if needed.
This candidate must be familiar with the control and safeguarding of sensitive company information, technology and communication and conduct business accordingly. Training and awareness will be provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for all program/project financial reporting requirements contractually and corporately. Guides and coordinates with project level reporting and coordinates with corporate reporting processes.
Responsible for reviewing monthly billing to ensure accuracy and completeness and coordinating with corporate processes and staff engagements.
Responsible for budget tracking and verification of purchases for the PMO operations and Project operations (PM).
Responsible for coordinating and cross-functioning corporate departments for all program expense reporting, budget controls and accuracy. This includes, but not limited to Travel (airfare, per diem, and lodging); Procurement (supplies, material, equipment and shipping); Vendor/P-Card purchases and petty cash management at the project level.
Prepares Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with payroll information each pay period, and compiles all data for the year in centralized labor database for reporting purposes.
Provides data and analysis to support pricing models, proposals, modifications and operational planning
Prepares spreadsheet showing Civilian Labor Obligations and projects for salaries and fringe costs from the accounting system. Reconciles with payroll reports.
Research and understanding of OCONUS country payroll taxes to support corporate Payroll Department and Pricing Model development.
Prepares Leave Availability Reports for project staff rotations at the program, projects and individual levels.
Provides administration, maintenance and audit support internal and external Quality, Financial and Operational Audits
Participates and is successfully completes specific and/or continuous training requirements as assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other related business emphasis preferred, with a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience.
Preferred experience with Government Contracting (Prime/Sub relationship) and/or within a Project Management Office with notable finance tracking and reporting experience.
DelTek CostPoint experience preferred
Experience with preparing invoice substantiation for cost-type contracts
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Ability to obtain a secret security clearance.
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge and understanding of financial analysis and accounting principles and methods
Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite with expert knowledge of Excel
Exceptional analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
Organized and detail-oriented with ability to plan and accomplish goals
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and to meet specified deadlines / deliverables
Ability to be proactive, take initiative and appropriately raise issues / concerns for resolution
Excellent verbal and written communications skills with knowledge and ability to utilize appropriate grammatical skills
Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff and management
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
Excellent customer service and listening skills with ability to effectively handle unusual or complex situations
Ability to work effectively with others in diverse and multi-functional roles
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to work after hours, nights and/or on weekends, when required.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.