Project Controller, Lead - 33588 in Colorado Springs, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/10/2020

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Job Description

Provides project management/administrative support and coordination to a contract, project, task(s) or business unit. Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system. Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines. Prepares budgets, financial forecasts and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis. Prepares program and WBS plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled. Performs schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks. Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government. Incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines. May represent the company at project planning meetings. May assist in providing interface and coordination with other contractors and other related programs to organize and review work progress.

Job Duties:

  • 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) and meet deadlines for submission requirements.
  • Identify project risks and opportunities and provide analytical contribution in working resolution with PM, Contracts, Procurement and Finance/Accounting.
  • Monitor costs and manpower 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • 5-7 years of Program Control or related experience is required.
  • 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 and others.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks at one time and meet deadlines.
  • Must be analytical, possess excellent communication and presentation skills and have the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility, ability to learn quickly and adapt to change
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, 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. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience.

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