Financial Manager/Analyst


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:

Provide fiscal support to the AOS Department management, program managers, project managers and other staff. Fiscal support includes but is not limited to proposal pricing and preparation, cost monitoring, financial analysis, financial reporting, program management administration and contract related functions.

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

  1. Financial planning and proposal pricing and preparation: Assist Program Managers and Project Managers in the interpretation of solicitation requirements and assist with the resource and procurement planning activities. Responsible for cost estimating and final cost proposal submission activities in the development of a compliant proposal package. Work with Laboratory procurement organizations to obtain sufficient basis of estimate information to support material and subcontract cost estimates. Analyze and utilize cost history as applicable. Support government and commercial business activities as required.(30%)

  2. Assist with Program Financial Management: Monitor, analyze and interact with Program Managers/Project Managers and customer Fiscal Representatives on financial status of programs. Use the internal Management Information Systems in conjunction with Excel to provide analysis of actual and projected costs for programs. Provide ad-hoc reporting and support as required. Prepare monthly financial reports as required per contracts. (35%)

  3. Support for Program Administrative functions: Collaborate with Contracts Administrators on contractual/funding issues, prepare documentation in response to customer inquiries, and support general business issues. (20%)

  4. Support for Mission Area Business Managers and Fiscal Representative: Perform Sector and Mission Area financial reporting, planning, and cost management. Monitor, and report in the following areas: direct costs, indirect investment accounts (B&P, IR&D, and New Business Development). Analyze financial data, conduct variance analysis reporting, and prepare/review periodic status reports. (15%)

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:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or related area. Minimum of five (5) years relevant professional finance or finance-related experience, such as in a program control or financial capacity. Expert Excel Skills. Demonstrated oral and written communication, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills. Experience in government contracting, proposal pricing, financial reporting/planning, and project/program control. Current active TS/SCI with full poly.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience in a project management role. Experience in the negotiation of various contract terms and requirements. Experience with indirect cost structures. Proficiency with MS Word and Outlook. Experience with APL Business Systems.

Special Working Conditions: Limited travel to Sponsor locations. Flexibility in work schedule.

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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