American Institutes for Research

Financial Analyst

US-DC-Washington
Job ID
9368
United States
Category
Finance/Accounting

Overview

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is currently seeking a Financial Analyst to join our Corporate Finance Office in Washington, DC. AIR is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Domestically and worldwide, we are helping to make a difference in the areas of education, student assessment, individual and organization performance, health research and communications, human development, workplace equity and statistical research methods. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us.

Responsibilities

The Financial Analyst position is responsible for assisting the Program Finance Lead with financial management aspects in support of Program operations, including tracking and analyzing a significant project portfolio and indirect expenditures, and for serving as liaison between multiple departments of the Contracts & Finance Office and operations programs. The Financial Analyst ensures the financial data reporting and analysis needs are met from the perspectives of both Program management (client project, indirect and investment finances) and the Contracts and Finance Office (corporate annual budget and indirect expense management). The Financial Analyst is expected to serve as the source of expertise to program operations staff throughout the entire project life cycle, including but not limited to project pricing, project planning, execution, and closeout. The Financial Analyst also plays a major role in ensuring compliance with governing acquisition regulations (state and federal) and company policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Support the Program Finance Lead in his/her effort to lead monthly project scope/budget reporting and review meetings, Functional Team scope/budget reporting and review meetings and IR&D scope/budget reports and review meetings. • Support cost tracking of major vendors and subcontractors and subsequently track and manage their post-award financial performance. • Monitor, forecast and report financial performance of project and Program direct and indirect initiatives, budgets/targets, including but not limited to those for revenue, components of revenue, profit/fee, labor utilization, indirect costs, investment costs, backlog, receivables and unbilled receivables. • Ensure Program compliance with governing procurement regulations as well as corporate financial policies and procedures. • Ensure timely preparation of all client billings, review and approve the same prior to submission to the client and address collections on invoices not paid promptly. • Provide financial basics training, and promote financial knowledge among the Program operations staff in support of project budgets and increase financial understanding via outreach and communication especially in high risk areas such as compliance, fixed price contracts, etc. • Assist in identifying cost variations or other project and Program risk areas; assist in developing mitigation plans and document all for later use in audit support. • Play a role in supporting pricing for proposals.

Qualifications

• B.S. in Finance, Business Administration, or Accounting is required. • A minimum of 5 – 8 years of relevant work experience is also required. • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and strong analytical skills are required. • High level proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required. • Knowledge of Deltek, CostPoint, and Cognos Reporting is a plus.

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