Senior Program Financial Analyst

DRS Technologies - Danbury, CT (30+ days ago)3.8


Provide overall guidance and direction to development, maintenance and analysis of the program financial activity, scheduling and performance measurement data. Leadership ability to advise Program Managers, mentor/train other personnel and a strong communicator of financial issues/risks to non-financial personnel. Perform financial planning and analysis for multiple jobs within a line of business. Tasks include but are not limited to, proposal generation, baseline planning, actual cost verification, preparation of Estimates at Completion (EAC), variance analysis, revenue and profit forecasting and general support to the Program Manager/Program Team with business and financial analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinate with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations.

Provide leadership for the Financial & Program Analysis management functions of the company

Assure soundness of analysis, good business judgment, compliance with policies and procedures, adequacy of results and that all costs and reasonable fees have been provided for

Obtain agreement on previously determined goals and objectives through negotiation, persuasion and advocacy

Establish, develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers

Conduct difficult analytical studies, monitor trends and be able to accurately interpret the results

Support of government compliance and audit activities

Understand Standards of Conduct to include: Conflicts of Interests; Improper Practices; Liability and Fraud

Understand Contract design and structure to include: FFP; CPIF; CPFF; CPAF; BOA; IDIQ; Foreign Military Sale (FMS); and International Direct Commercial Sale (DCS), and, competitive and sole source procurements

Strong grasp of generally accepted accounting principles and an in-depth working knowledge of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and IFRS

Support Proposal Preparations including: Bid – No Bid requirements; Cost Estimating; Pricing; RFP Review; Risk Mitigation

Understand Source Selection Evaluation Process to include Cost & Price Analysis, Discussions, Debriefings and Protest

Program & Finance: Basis of Estimate (BOE) preparation; Budget preparation, reporting and management; Cost & Variance Analysis; Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Estimate at Completion (EAC); Cash Management/Working Capital; Forecasting; Contractual Reporting (CDRL, EVM, Cost & Pricing, C/SSR); Risk Management; Return on Investment (ROI); Audit preparation and management; and Program Review preparation

Supports, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Maximize IT utilization through electronic commerce and ERP/Oracle implementation

Provide Claims and Litigation support involving ASBCA and USCFC

General Business Operations Knowledge to include: Management principles; Business Development; HR; Operations; Finance; Accounting; Economics; and Information Technology

Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures

Basic Qualifications:
7 years of experience with a Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field and at least seven years of progressive experience in a government manufacturing environment

MA, MS and/or Professional Certification is highly desirable.

In-depth knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, CAS & SOX

Contract Compliance Knowledge

Developing Leadership Skills

Understand financial analysis principles and have financial analysis skills

Ability to mentor junior staff members

Working knowledge of IR&D/B&P/Direct Sell and Allowable vs. Unallowable Cost

Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite , MS Project, Visio, Costpoint, Cognos)

Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Physical Requirements:
Working in an office environment Lifting 0-10 lbs., Walking, Stooping, Sitting, Standing, Computer Work

DRS Technologies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MS #NPS