Financial Analyst Lead - 26558 in McLean, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/26/2018

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Job Description


Interested in a job change or a closer commute? Alion is currently seeking exceptional candidates to join our team. We are looking for a FP&A Analyst to provide senior management with the analysis, information, and key insights they need to make major operational, financial, and strategic decisions.  Join our team to collaborate with other great minds and get a seat at the table with leadership (including C-suite) to help drive our future success.

Position Summary

This role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company.  This individual will be leading efforts in the FP&A Department such as financial reporting, forecast, annual budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects.  S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing financial presentations and other projects requested by senior management.  This function will provide key analytics to support "optimal" business decisions in the finance area.  The position reports to the Senior Financial Manager.

Position Responsibilities:

- Analyze key financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
- Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.  2+ years in a FP&A role with a large government contractor required
- Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
- Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.  1+ years of Investor relations required
- Collaborate and help drive the continued development of budgeting, forecasting, operating plan and modeling tools.
- Ad-Hoc reporting and analysis
- Monthly financial reports and forecasts
- Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, forecasting and analysis
- Collects and reviews financial data from various sources.  3+ years’ experience with federal business plans and/or business development for the government a plus.
- Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets, and generates various financial reports as required. Maintains appropriate records and documentation
- Support ongoing development of our business intelligence tool ().  Previous experience with Hyperion Essbase a plus.
- Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies
- Supporting senior management team and departments heads with in-depth analysis
- Prepare presentations to senior management team, ownership, and lenders
- Makes recommendations to management to improve the financial performance of the organization
- Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus at least 8 years of directly related experience or a Master’s degree and six years of experience preferably in a government contracting environment.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of financial, accounting, and forecasting concepts.

Comprehensive knowledge of DAR, FAR, and other relevant laws, regulations, and policies.

Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications including JAMIS.

Knowledge of Microsoft applications.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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