Financial/Cost Control Analyst 4

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems SISRD is seeking a Financial/Cost Control Analyst 4 to support the Sustainment and Modification of Radar Sensors (SMORS) program in June 2018. SMORS is a single-award IDIQ vehicle being let by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC).This position is located in Colorado Springs, CO.
This will be a seven-year contract, with a ceiling of $900M. The task orders to be put on this vehicle will serve to provide sustainment and modification services for the Missile Warning/Missile Defense (MW/MD) radar sensors.
The selected candidate must have the ability to work in a team environment with both the program technical staff and the functional organizations supporting the program and work with multiple teams supporting the contract from different geographic locations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include :

Interacting with senior program management staff, various operating unit, business unit, and division staff to and meet reporting requirements, solve reporting issues and is responsible for the following accounting/reporting activities:

  • Preparation, consolidation and analysis of program's balance sheet, income statement, cash flow.
  • Support of the month end close process including the analysis of balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and preparation of journal entries.
  • Monthly forecast updates and the Annual Operating Plan (AOP).
  • Perform consolidation of periodic requests from the Business Unit (BU)/Division/Sector
  • Responsibilities will also include support to OU/BU and division management ad hoc requests and special projects.
Other roles and responsibilities may include and are not limited to the following:
  • Be fully versed in the operation of all EVMS processes/procedures and generate baseline and contract performance report (CPR) data for a complex program.
  • Interface with senior program and functional management to provide financial support and analysis to meet program and functional requirements.
  • Set up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Create and provide the following to program management teams:
    • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
    • Program base-lines
    • Risk and opportunities assessment
    • Visibility reports
    • Performance measurement (Earned Value Management-EVM)
    • Variance analyses
    • Estimates To Complete (ETC) and Estimates At Completion (EAC).
  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
  • Prepare budgets for contract work and perform or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis
  • Prepare program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Perform program financial analyses and provides both external and internal reporting.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with peers.
  • Assists in preparing for internal and external audits
  • Establishing a budget/EAC, analyzing capital expenditures and preparing reports for programs
  • Prepare work authorizations
  • Prepares and updates ETC, Baselines, Task Description and Basis of Estimate (TD/BOE), and establishes Performance Measurement reporting/customer reporting requirements
  • Establish and analyze resource (manpower) plans for multiple projects and cost centers within an IPT
  • Recognize and identify potential issues (e.g., color of money, employee related issues, GFE vs. Capital, procurement issues) and can locate source information
  • Creates what-if scenarios and supports work-around plans
  • Evaluates assigned work packages for inconsistencies and trends
    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in business management, accounting, finance, or related field with10 years' of relevant experience or a Master's degree with 8 years of relevant experience.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite - specifically high level Excel skills (including: the ability to insert pivot tables, Vlookup, and conditional formatting, etc.)
    • Knowledge or Experience with Earned Value.
    • Knowledge or Experience with all of the followingtools and systems:
      • Cobra or MPM or similar systems
      • SAP
      • Business Warehouse
    • Demonstrated leadership in past projects, roles, or experiences
    • The willingness and ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the time.
    • Current,active DoD Secret level security clearance.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with COGNOS
    • Knowledge of working a dynamic program with frequent Engineering Change Proposals (ECP) with different contract types
    • Knowledge of Mission SystemsEstimating System requirements, tools and experience in proposal support

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