Financial Manager

Introduction: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Financial Manager.

JOB SUMMARY: Provides financial management and quality assurance support to Air Missile Defense Sector (AMDS), Program/Project Managers, ADI Management Information Service Group, and others as appropriate. Financial management includes but is not limited to: preparing response(s) for proposals pertaining to IDIQ contracts, grants, and work for industry solicitations; managing and analyzing program funding, task planning, and financial reporting requirements; performing quality/peer reviews on financial and program-related documents, participating on lab-wide committees, engaging in team meetings, and other related functions.

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

  • Program Financial Management – Perform finance-related tasking in support of AMDS Program and Project Managers on direct programs. Actively manage programs Estimate to Complete (ETC) to ensure contract compliance. Initiate and maintain proactive contact with sponsors and their financial managers to establish and maintain effective communications, and gain a thorough understanding of their financial reporting requirements. Prepare routine financial analysis to forecast and identify potential funding and period of performance risks. Proactively monitor the various business applications and data warehouse tools to compare planning vs. actuals to ensure the data is reasonable and in alignment with the program's funding projections. Prepare financial reports in support of contract requirements, sponsors and Program Managers. Works closely with the program team to support the planning and executing of sponsor reviews and milestone meetings.
  • Quality Assurance/ Business Related Functions - Perform quality reviews of program's business support requirements, including proposals, sub-certifications, cost impact statements, deficit spend and pre-contract authorization requests, and other financial and program-related documents. Perform a broad range of business-related functions pertaining to contractual/funding issues, and government audits. Actively engage with ADI Supervisors keeping them abreast of potential concerns, risks and competing priorities. Seek new innovations to enhance quality, customer service and business processes.
  • Proposal Pricing & Preparation - Partner with the Program & Project Managers in the development of Statements of Work (SOWs), deliverables and resource requirements (manpower, material, subcontracts and special test equipment). Prepare cost estimates and work in conjunction with the procurement team to determine material and/or subcontract costs. Respond to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and other solicitations by assisting Program Managers in addressing the solicitation requirements, assessing contract terms and conditions, and developing processes and procedures to ensure new or evolving contract requirements are proactively addressed.

Note: 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: Highly motivated self-starter with a BS/BA in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field. Relevant experience of 5 years in the areas of financial cost analysis and/or proposal preparation in a Government Contracting environment. An advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite applications. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a challenging/fast-paced environment. Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively interact with staff and all levels of management. Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills. Active Secret Clearance or ability to obtain one.

Desired Qualifications: Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation. Affluent with various financial reporting software applications. Secret Clearance or ability to obtain one.

Special Working Conditions (travel, working in closed areas, extended hours): N/A.

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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