• Financial Associate - Business Intelligence

    Job Location US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    10227
    Job Location
    United States
    Category
    Finance/Accounting
  • Overview

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm which prides itself in
    conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. The
    Corporate Finance Office (CFO) is a dynamic workplace within AIR with a clear agenda to develop a service
    oriented organization in line with the business. It is composed of a strong team of co-workers and challenging
    varied roles that aim to stretch and expand the value CFO delivers within American Institutes for Research
    (AIR).
    The Program Finance Unit is looking for a Financial Associate - Business Intelligence to provide financial support of AIR’s business development and merger & acquisition functions. Under minimal supervision, the Financial Associate - Business Intelligence provides financial and administrative support for moderately complex to complex projects and is involved with pre-award activities such as pricing, new business analytics, market analysis; direct and indirect project cost control, cost and price analysis, and budgeting and forecasting. A fully capable candidate will be proficient in the performance of all financial activities related to the life cycle of multi-dimensional, large, long-term projects, ranging through initial business capture/development activities, pricing/cost estimating, budget
    preparation, project execution and project completion/closeout.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide financial intelligence and act as point-of-contact to the financial Planning and Analysis team for all
    corporate budgeting, forecasting and reporting activities related to Practice Area and Strategy Office
    finances.
    • Lead monthly and quarterly financial reporting and analysis of new business financial key performance
    indicators.
    • Develop and maintain forecasting models with focus on key performance indicator trends and variances.
    • Under the guidance of the finance Lead and Business Development Director, provide basic financial
    support and analysis of external organizations targeted for acquisition or business combination.
    • Analyze AIR’s bid and pipeline data for completeness and accuracy; initiate changes where required.
    • Provide bidding support to proposal teams including review of bid costs for competitiveness and
    completeness.
    • Prepare budgets and related updates for all Practice Area and Strategy Office indirect expenditures.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field is required.
    • Master’s degree in Finance, business Administration or related field is a plus.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience in an organization offering services to federal, state and
    commercial clients; experience in an organization delivering IT products and services is a plus.
    • Problem-solver with strong analytical and organizational skills
    • Fine attention to detail, responsiveness, and demonstrated ability to deal with confidential information
    • Experience with large complicated budgets; experience with Business Intelligence reporting tools or
    Tableau a plus
    • Expert level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint is required
    • Flexibility with demonstrated ability to support multiple projects concurrently and consistently meet
    deadlines is required
    • Entrepreneurial with ability to work within structured and unstructured environments
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team is required
    • Ability to communicate — both in writing and in person — clearly, concisely and persuasively is required
    • Knowledge of Deltek Costpoint is a plus
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