Financial Analyst

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is actively looking for a Financial Analyst. JHU APL is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Perform various business and operation functions, specifically oversight of financial processes, financial analysis, and technical support. These responsibilities will be done in concert with the REDD Fiscal Representative, Financial Managers, Group Supervisors and Program Managers.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1.Reconcile and analyze financial data to highlight trends and anomalies on indirect projects owned by REDD. Operate independently, set priorities, and adjudicate competing needs to solve problems associated with indirect project administration. Activities range from analyzing and developing reports for the Office of Education Center (OEC), quality management, Office of Technology Transfer (OTT), to ongoing support of operations and fabrication facilities management. Responsibilities include preparing, tracking and updating monthly reports, project plans, schedules, and milestones. (60%)

2.In coordination with Section Supervisor of RA2-002, maintain monthly manpower/staffing reports. Analyze REDD Direct Staff Years (DSY), generate reports, and identify anomalies between Program Plans and Actuals. (20%)

3.Respond to adhoc data requests and associated deliveries. (15%)

4.Interpret and implement laboratory, department, and branch policies and procedures. Develop tools and techniques to optimize implementation within REDD. (5%)


This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Finance, Business Administration, or related field and three or more years of related professional experience in Accounting, Business, or Financial Management.
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellence in problem recognition, follow-through, initiative, discretion, good judgment when dealing with sensitive information, and success meeting deadlines.
  • Exceptional communication skills to include a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with different levels of staff with little supervision.
  • Analytical thinking and ability to recognize and correct grammatical, spelling, punctuation, numerical, and logical organizational errors.
  • Demonstrated ability to come up with creative and proactive solutions, implement new ideas, and to build and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of the organization effectively and efficiently.
  • Excellent multitasking, prioritization, and organization skills with a demonstrated ability to efficiently manage time, meet schedules and deadlines, and handle multiple assignments simultaneously.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Business & Administration, Accounting, Industrial Engineering, or similar field.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at an organizational level.
  • Experience with Tableau Software, SharePoint, and Access.
  • Knowledge of APL's business applications (RMIS, Data Warehouse, EBSS, FPB).


APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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