Forward Pricing Rate Lead

Booz Allen Hamilton - Alexandria, VA3.9

ContractEstimated: $92,000 - $130,000 a year
EducationSkills
Key Role:
Work as a member of the Booz Allen corporate Government Accounting Compliance (GAC) team to lead the development of the final, client-ready Forward Pricing Rate proposal (FPRP), including coordinating work product of the internal forecasting and finance teams. Oversee and ensure all firm-wide budgetary efforts are completed in a timely manner, are compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and articulated to a final package submitted to Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) for review, audit, or approval in time for first billing cycle each fiscal year at rates that are acceptable to the firm. Pay strict attention to ensure the firm’s work product is current, accurate, and complete. Lead a semi-matrixed team of intellectually diverse individuals with varied backgrounds and experience levels in a highly collaborative environment, train junior staff to become solid, second-line leadership, and ensure appropriate levels of redundancy and record retention for business continuity. Analyze the development and submission of a Forward Pricing Rate Proposal (FPRP), coordinating all necessary input from key stakeholders and decision-makers, including senior leaders of the finance organization, and ensure FPRP final work product adequately anticipates the needs of pre-award proposal and contract teams and post-award billing or contract teams throughout the fiscal year. Verify budgets, proposals, and all finished work product is materially consistent with public information, including investor relations communications and information used for internal management purposes. Perform financial analysis, including analyzing internal financial reporting, performing root-cause analysis, identifying implications and impacts to our direct and indirect cost rates in outyears, and conducting ongoing real-time analysis of financial activity while analyzing the impact of operational activities on contract-related revenue stream and associated costs. Support the design, development, and preparation of cost models and cost proposals, provide adequate advice to internal stakeholders, including other compliance professionals to ensure any cost accounting practice changes are contemplated and executed in a method that is compliant with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) during planning for strategic and operational changes. Document all key decisions in written narrative form similar to notes for financial statements and ensure adequate support artifacts are retained on file to support future audits, potentially multiple years later. Maintain positive, professional, collegial relationships with finance and contracts senior leadership while asking adequately-challenging substantive questions of the process owners in a highly collaborative environment, establish formal relationships with key decision makers, and serve as an external spokesperson for the organization, as needed.

Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience with one or more of the following: corporate strategy, market monitoring and analysis, corporate planning, business model development, investment management, federal government accounting, finance, contracting, proposal development, project management, FAR/CAS compliance, complex financial modeling, audit planning and execution, DCMA/DCAA relationship management, cost accounting in a DoD environment, professional or technical federal government services in a pricing or contracting environment, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), or information systems
  • Ability to perform complex corporate financial modelling and analyses using Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to demonstrate significant flexibility in work delivery in a deadline-driven environment that is driven by negotiation and proposal deadlines and internal and external customer requirements
  • Ability to serve as a team leader to coordinate numerous major proposal efforts at the same time, provide leadership to junior employees, and supervise the activities of others
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail and maintain strict privacy of confidential information
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex financial or compliance concepts in simple, plain English to internal and external customers both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree
Additional Qualifications:
  • 8+ years of experience with several of the following: corporate strategy, market monitoring and analysis, corporate planning, business model development, investment management, federal government accounting, finance, contracting, proposal development, project management, FAR/CAS compliance, complex financial modeling, audit planning and execution, DCMA/DCAA relationship management, cost accounting in a DoD environment, professional or technical federal government services in a pricing or contracting environment, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), or information systems
  • Experience with developing reports in one or more of the following environments: Hyperion, CostPoint, orTableau
  • Experience with negotiating contracts between customers and the US government
  • Experience in assisting government contract officers with the development of contract files and documentation
  • Knowledge of FAR, DFARS, and DoD 5000 series regulations and laws, executive orders, statutes, policies, and principles of acquisition planning
  • MBA or JD degree
  • CPA License
  • DAWIA, FAC, or CFCM Certification
Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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