Program Budget Analyst

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a national leader in scientific research and development. APL is actively seeking a Financial Manager within the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD). The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Provide support in the financial and business operation of direct and grant projects in the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD) for the Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area (RED MA) and National Health Mission Area (NH MA).

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

1.Program Financial Management: Provide financial leadership and support to APL Program Managers and Project Managers. Monitor and analyze financial status of programs and minimalize financial risk to the Department and Lab. Use APL's internal business applications in conjunction with Excel, to proactively provide in depth analysis to forecast cost and staffing plans and provide reporting of actual and projected costs for programs. Prepare and present monthly financial reports as required per contracts, sponsors, Project Managers and Program Managers. Create ad-hoc reports as required. Initiate and maintain proactive contact with sponsors and their financial managers to establish and maintain effective communications, and gain an understanding of their financial reporting requirements. Keep Program Managers, Operations Managers and Business Operations Supervisors apprised of potential risks and trade-offs that could impact the Program or Mission Area. Handle a broad range of business issues and reporting. (40%)

2.Proposal Pricing: Partner with Contracts and Program Managers in the interpretation of solicitation requirements. Lead resource and procurement proposal 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. Support government cost detail requests, negotiations and audits as required. (40%)

3.Business and Contract Related Functions: Perform a broad range of program administration functions including working with Contract Managers on contractual/funding issues, preparing documentation to satisfy customer requirements, government audits, and supporting general business issues. Provide recommendations with respect to resource planning, the continuity of staff assignments and project support. Interface with a variety of external contacts on behalf of the Program Managers, Business Managers, and the Operations Manager. Demonstrate creativity in resolving complex and ad-hoc business issues. Engage in interdepartmental communications to identify process improvements and resolve issues. Participate in special projects, data calls, organizational initiatives, and other duties as assigned. (20%)

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:
•Active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required to start.
•BS/BA in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or related field and 3+ years' experience in Program Finance or related field.
•Highly organized and process oriented.
•Demonstrated capability to work in a fast-paced environment.
•Demonstrated capability to independently analyze, summarize and make recommendations on process, procedures, and project related activities.
•Demonstrated initiative, motivation, flexibility and interest in working in a team environment.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Willingness to work on dynamic projects and ability to prioritize numerous concurrent tasks.
•Advanced Excel skills.
•Highly motivated self-starter.
•Ability to independently manage multiple priorities in a demanding Mission Area environment.

Desired Qualifications:
•Previous experience in Proposal or Grant preparation.
•Advanced business or finance degree.
•Knowledge of APL business applications.
•Knowledge of FAR, CAS and federal pricing applications.
•Knowledge of both contract and grant requirements.
•Experience with proposal preparation and financial reporting software.
•Knowledge and experience in working with Tableau.

Security: This position requires an active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph security clearance. 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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