Project Controls Analyst

Posted: 06/03/2021

Purpose: The Project Controls Analyst performs financial reviews of program scopes, schedules, cost estimates and risk levels for on-going programs. This position coordinates with Program Managers to regularly update actual costs, forecasted costs and schedule to complete key financial metrics and reports. Serving a critical role and high impact for the business in bids, proposals and program initiation, the PCA establishes cost recording structures to support accurate pricing and ongoing analysis.     
 
Responsibilities:                                                   
·                  Gather supporting data, analyze, recommend, and prepare ETCs (Estimates to Complete) and EACs (Estimates at Completion) for program management review
·                  Develop program baseline plans and conduct monthly update of program progress through polling and interview of appropriate supervisors
·                  Perform, analyze, and prepare program financial reports for internal and external customers relative to program cost incurrence, material tracking, and labor spending
·                 Maintain and apply work breakdown structures (WBS) and assist in creation of coherent charge code structures (understanding of basic DoD program management practices)
·                  Collect, coordinate and track cost data with contractors, vendors, and project team members to manage program forecast and create or adjust spend plans
·                  Create program management tracking mechanisms (primarily using MS Power BI and MS Excel) to augment ERP systems, including regular executive team reports
·                  Utilize ERP systems to create cost data elements for use in future Bases of Estimate
·                  Ensure compliance with company financial policies and procedures, to include revenue recognition policies and project set up rules
·                  Collaborate with Finance on monthly reconciliation of billed/unbilled vs. revenue activity, validating direct costs and researching unexplained reconciling items
·                  Ensure timely and accurate updating of program metrics and dashboards
·                  Understand and apply earned value management principles in creation and maintenance of program execution tracking metrics
·                  Work closely with the Contracts Administrator in tracking backlog, funding levels, and supporting the review of contract modifications 
·                  Other duties as assigned
 
Skills/Qualifications:
·                  Demonstrated financial analysis skills, including cost estimating experience and knowledge
·                  Demonstrated experience with MS Office products, knowledgeable in MS Excel and Power BI
·                  Analytically oriented, able to independently develop management tools for specific scenarios
·                  Prepare and coordinate monthly financial status with the customer
·                  Excellent critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills
·                  Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, changing environment
·                  Ability to obtain U.S. Secret Security Clearance
·                  Experience in government contracting environment
·                  Experience with an ERP system preferred (experience with more than one a plus) 
·                  Demonstrated hands-on experience with government contracts preferred
·                  Knowledgeable about Earned Value Management principles preferred
·                  Understanding of cost and schedule development and controls preferred
 
Experience/Education: 
·                  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field of study is desired or minimum of three years of relevant experience is required