Program Financial Analyst Job Description

Program Financial Analyst Job Description

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Program financial analyst provides federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) guidance to internal customers;.

Program Financial Analyst Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Month-end accounting – making accounting entries, consulting and training business operations with their accounting, ensuring proper financial coding
Creating and maintaining financial reporting models
Helping to coordinate various financial processes such as financial forecasts, physical inventories, financial system access security
Provide regular and ad hoc financial analysis to help the organizations better understand and forecast their spending
Continually focus on process improvement to ensure efficiency, accuracy and compliance with financial controls
Perform balance sheet and other financial reconciliations
Work closely with internationally based finance colleagues and non-finance business partners
Leads and provide guidance and mentoring to less-experience staff members
Preparation and review of artist level royalty statements
Processing of Royalties

Program Financial Analyst Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Program Financial Analyst

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PM, FEP, CPA, PMP, CMA, ITIL, DAWIA, CFA, SAP, CDFI

Education for Program Financial Analyst

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the program financial analyst job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Business/Administration, Government, Technical, Education, Engineering, Management, Science

Skills for Program Financial Analyst

Desired skills for program financial analyst include:

FAR
DFAR
CAS & SOX
Cost accounting standards and IFRS
Federal Acquisition Regulations
Deltek
PeopleSoft
CAS
COGNOS

Desired experience for program financial analyst includes:

Analysis of market movement and market share data
Familiarity with the Global Financial Reporting system, Hyperion, including report creation and analysis
Experience with Sony Music’s sales reporting system USF/SAMIS
Analysis and critical review of data received and compiled
Assistance with a wide range of other projects – including preparation of various analytics and communication with US & International finance teams as required
Proficient in Excel and Power Point a must

Program Financial Analyst Examples

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Program Financial Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of program financial analyst. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for program financial analyst
  • Assist in Earned Value Management reporting internally / externally
  • Assist in the development of program proposals
  • Provide financial guidance and support to facilitate the accurate set-up, performance and reporting of projects
  • Provide monthly reconciliation of billed/unbilled vs
  • Under supervised direction, review subcontract CPR’s / IMPR’s to ensure that SDRL EVMS requirements are met and reporting is EVMS compliant
  • Perform analyzes of subcontract CPR / IPMR financial data
  • Provide management with an assessment of the costs and schedule status, issues, concerns and risks
  • Conduct monthly CPR / IPMR reviews with Subcontractor Program management and Finance and follow up corrective actions through completion
  • Maintain a Program Finance subcontractor EVMS report data base, subcontract cost and schedule SDRL submittal log, and subcontractor contact and responsibility list
  • Prepare a monthly subcontract CPR / IPMR management summary report
Qualifications for program financial analyst
  • Experience using financial, PPM and related systems
  • Assist in the development and review of subcontract WBS
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts, and related reports for specified profit and cost centers to monitor overall financial performance and for use in annual strategic planning and budget presentations to financial and operating management
  • Exercise considerable judgment within broadly defined practices and precedents to contribute to the development of new concepts, techniques and standards to ensure financial planning and cost control activities meet overall objectives
  • Respond to inquiries, identifies issues, and guides the development on innovative solutions to complex and diverse challenges concerning a variety financial data, some of which contain confidential and sensitive information, which require tact and discretion in handling
  • Provide direction to support staff and less experienced professional staff
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Program Financial Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of program financial analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for program financial analyst
  • Prepare contract and funding status/backlog reports, project performance reports, and monitors any "at risk" spending
  • Respond to financial inquiries on a variety of contract value, contract modifications, funding, revenue, costing, hours, open commitments, and billing issues
  • Update and maintain projects, work break-down structures, and network activities in the Project Systems module in the company's ERP system
  • Review labor and procurement requisition charging to network activities and cost centers and work closely with accounting on proper company costing practices and internal controls
  • Prepare budgets, forecast, and relate reports for specified profit and cost centers to monitor overall financial performance for use in annual strategic planning and budget presentations to financial and operating management
  • EAC analysis and updates, including monthly CAM Reviews
  • Monthly IPR preparation, analysis and presentation skills
  • Throughput updates and analysis
  • Resource planning updates and analysis
  • Material purchase requisition analysis and approval
Qualifications for program financial analyst
  • Knowledge in the preparation of government CDRLs for external reporting requirements, and internal reporting experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience, preferably in an R&D environment
  • Knowledge/competence in web-based research analysis using modern PC computer techniques, systems, and tools
  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a comprehensive government background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Cash receipts update and analysis
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Program Financial Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of program financial analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for program financial analyst
  • Perform end to end SOX activities, including scoping, controls documentation, walkthroughs, testing, remediation and reporting
  • Assist in evaluating, monitoring and resolving material findings (Internal and External Audit )
  • Clearly articulate to stakeholders including Senior Management findings, its impact to the company and ways to solutions the issues
  • Liaison with process owners and other stakeholders
  • Evaluate risks and controls for new system implementations such as billing, contract management tools , assess the financial impact on SOX controls and recommend solutions to correct issues identified
  • Participate in process reviews and identify opportunities for significant enhancements in operational efficiency, overall effectiveness and identifiable benefits to the company
  • Support Workforce Analysis, Organizational Structure, Resource Planning, the development of relevant Position Descriptions
  • Support implementing the new strategy for PPBE approach
  • Functions as the Financial Program Analyst for multi‐year projects from proposal/pre‐award management, through project execution and project close‐out
  • Prepare management financial reports, including NASA 533’s and Earned Value reports when required
Qualifications for program financial analyst
  • Experience developing estimates
  • Experience working with Government contracts in program controls or related field, preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a business related major including Accounting or Finance)
  • Internship or previous accounting experience preferred
  • Strong academic track record and preferred completion of Intermediate Accounting course work
  • Preferred history of leadership experience – Participation in on-campus or off-campus leadership activities including volunteerism, service in an executive board of a student organization
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Program Financial Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a program financial analyst. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for program financial analyst
  • Support ad-hoc tasking by the Portfolio Integration Board Working Group (PIBWG) chair, including spend plan analysis, invest/divest analysis, and recommendations to increase PIBWG efficiency and effectiveness
  • Analyze Portfolio Programming Guidance tasks and coordinate actions across CIO-T to understand and track closure of each task
  • Analyze prior Program Build efforts, identify lessons learned, and craft recommendations to improve future activities
  • Assist in the development of senior management level briefings and present briefings when necessary
  • Work with TCFP leadership and across CIO-T to develop NGA responses to external reporting requests, such as development of NGA’s FITARA self-assessment report and identification of Open IT’s programmed funding to specific tasks in the Consolidated Intelligence Guidance
  • Coordinate and collaborate across CIO-T, FM, Portfolios, and KCs to obtain data and inputs required for external reporting and internal analysis in a manner that builds positive rapport and impressions of TCFP
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills that demonstrate a broad understanding of NGA portfolio management, planning, programming, execution, cost analysis, acquisition, and program/project cost estimating principles
  • Lead and distribute work across a team of TCFP contractors to make effective use of skills and availability while also being an individual contributor
  • Work as a part of an integrated IT Portfolio Management team to include direct interfacing with program offices
  • Make effective use of computational methods and tools
Qualifications for program financial analyst
  • You have strong knowledge in operational and financial management, the ability interpret legal and contractual interpretation
  • Two (2) years experience in analytical finance capacity or related field may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, economics, accounting or a quantitative discipline, or experience in the finance field
  • Willingness to relocate based on assignment a must
  • Large manufacturing or real estate experience is a plus
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of accounting and/or costing experience, or a combination of both, in a complex organization, preferably in higher education
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Program Financial Analyst Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a program financial analyst. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for program financial analyst
  • Translate regulatory requirements to AWS service controls and communicate alignment to stakeholders
  • Applies advanced knowledge of financial management principles and analytical techniques
  • Review research grants and/or contracts to ensure project compliance with reporting requirements and identify issues requiring action and/or mitigation
  • EVMS tasks including budget planning and tracking of Cost/Schedule and Estimate at Completion (EAC) metrics including documenting variance analyses and corrective actions
  • Competitive candidates will be a Certified Public Accountant and have fiscal auditing and budgeting experience
  • Two 12-month rotations as a Financial Analyst in key Finance functions
  • Interactive job shadowing and assignment of mentors
  • Engagement with key members of the Finance executive leadership team
  • Understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts and the ability to execute on profitability analysis, budget and forecast analysis, expense management, cost management, and basic tax, treasury, and accounting processes
  • Upon completion of GFTP, participants must be prepared to assume key positions within the Finance organization globally
Qualifications for program financial analyst
  • An MBA (with a concentration in Finance and Strategy) is a plus
  • Experience with program based budgets, projects and project financials preferred
  • Standout, positive attitude and enthusiasm to drive operational results
  • Experience with Horizon/Hyperion
  • Experience with Cobra/Open Plan
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Program Finance in a DoD environment - Strong cost reporting and analysis experience - Familiarity with ETC/EAC development and reviews - Experience working monthly forecasting and tracking for Orders, Sales, and EBIT

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