The Business Financial Analyst II is responsible for complex financial analyses across IDA and is responsible for consistently producing timely, accurate and relevant analyses & business decision support to the organization’s leadership. Prepare monthly financial reports. Respond to questions from project leaders and others on expenditure details and variances. Work with IT team to help prepare, review and validate reports to provide information to divisions and directorates. Help develop reports and presentation materials that effectively communicate business plan execution by operational units compared to budgets.
Assist in all aspects of business administration including report generation and distribution after verification/validation of data.
Monitor contract funding, and expenditures.
Performs budgeting, forecasting, and analysis processes that identify and mitigate budget performance risks using timely analyses of root cause and options analysis.
Applies knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, and Forward Pricing Rate Proposal and CAS Disclosure Statement requirements to ensure high-quality, compliant finance practices.
Assist in preparation for government audits including budgeting system, small business, and other audits as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field with courses in accounting, business management and information technology. MBA (or MBA candidate) preferred.
Experience in government contracting, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) preferred.
Five years of financial analysis experience preferably in government contract environment.
Advance knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office products including PowerPoint and Excel.
Experience working with Cognos Reporting, Tableau, Deltek Costpoint, Hyperion, and/or other similar planning and reporting tools.
Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both orally and in writing.
Ability to obtain and maintain necessary security clearance.
Successful completion of a criminal background check is required.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
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