Prog Cost/Ctrl Analyst, Lead - 37792 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/12/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/12/2021
  • Job ID:
    37792
  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Position Summary

The Lead Project Controller leads the planning, tracking, analysis and reporting of performance on projects of varying contract type, size, complexity and level of risk.  The Lead Project Controller is a key member of the program team and works directly with the Program Manager to help define the project’s goals and objectives; and recommends actions to improve progress and performance.  The Lead Project Controller will have significant interface with Program/Project Managers, senior technical staff, as well as other functional organizations including contracts, finance, accounts receivable, subcontract management and procurement.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide cost, schedule and funding planning, reporting, monitoring and analysis support to Program Managers including Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and development of time-phased budgets and schedules.
  • Lead project set up in compliance with contractual terms, conditions and requirements.
  • Prepare program financial Estimates at Complete (EAC) within deadlines for submission requirements.
  • Identify project risks and opportunities and provide analytical contribution in working resolution with Project Manager, Contracts, Procurement and Finance/Accounting.
  • Review and assess all contract modifications.  Counsel the program management team of contractual and financial impacts as necessary.
  • Monitor labor and non-labor costs on a weekly basis ensuring that actuals are within budget and charged to the correct job number.  Process cost transfers as required.
  • Perform analytical review and arithmetic checks of cost reporting documentation.
  • Prepare accurate and complete variance analysis and reporting.
  • Prepare/Support Internal Program Review (IPR) presentations for management.
  • Prepare financial Contract Data Requirements (CDRL) for programs.  Ensure contractual requirements are met and customer financial deliverables are accurate and on time.
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis on the contract as requested by PMO and others.
  • Monitor funding status, providing reliable and timely notification of funding status by line item detail as required.
  • Support accounts receivable as required during the billing processing.  Monitor billing status and unbilled issues, working with Finance, Contracts, Accounting and PMO to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Prepare subcontractor and vendor accruals as services/goods are received in accordance with GAAP and internal policies to ensure that the project’s cost/commitment is accurately captured and reported internally and externally.
  • Ensure program revenue and profit is recorded in compliance with the EAC.
  • Analyze profit risks and opportunities and advise management on the optimal path forward.
  • Ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley, FAR and all company policies and procedures as they related to contract performance and financials.
  • Provides guidance to less-experienced Project Controllers and may perform supervisory duties including work direction, scheduling, performance management and evaluation on a day-to-day basis.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Program Management related field plus 8 to 10 years of Program Control or related and progressive experience with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting, or a related discipline is required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Candidates must possess a strong background working with multiple government contract types: FFP, FPI, FPLOE, T&M, CPAF, CPFF, CPIF, and hybrid contracts.
  • Expertise in Excel and overall MS Office suite and a working knowledge of relevant software applications, including JAMIS, Cost Point, and others.
  • Strong organizational skills, able to handle multiple tasks at one time and meet deadlines.
  • Must be analytical, possess strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Sense of urgency, attention to detail
  • Flexibility, ability to learn quickly and adapt to change

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

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