Leidos Budget Analyst in SILVER SPRING, Maryland
The Health Group of Leidos is seeking a Budget Analyst in Silver Spring, MD.
The Budget Analyst shall perform the following functions:
• Works with the comptroller to support the allocation and execution of all Research and Development
(R&D) funds, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funds, and State Department PEPFAR funding received by NMRC. Assists NMRC program managers in the day-to-day management of their operating targets to achieve their program objectives within their budgets, effectively meet routine budgeting requirements and resolve daily issues. Monitors internal controls and reports the financial viability of essential command programs through the execution year to senior management. Performs period reviews of execution status and unfunded requirements to keep local and higher authorities apprised of further funding needs, which aid in guiding local reprogramming of funds when required. Prepares drafts for review, by senior management of formal requests for additional funding to augment routine informal communications with higher authority.
• Supports the routine budgeting operations of the Fiscal Office, coordinating these closely with all accounting functions, including its DoD and local accounting systems (STARS-FL, FASTDATA,
• FPS, DTS, and SLDCADA). Supports the review and analysis of budget policies, directives or action requests from local or higher authority. Assists in responding to requests for budget data and information from internal and external customers of the command. Ensures all budgeting and related accounting workload is completed in a timely and effective fashion. Ensures work performed is in compliance with applicable guidance and schedules, in preparation for further review by local and higher authorities.
• Assists in the formulation and submission of the command’s R&D, O&M, and PEPFAR budgets, consistent with local and higher authority guidance. Provides input for local policy and procedural guidance to program managers for the development and submission of their requirements. Supports the development of written justifications, as required, on the basis of this analysis of past, current and projected financial requirements.
• Supports day-to-day administration of command funds. Prepares and analyzes a variety of budget performance and status reports, to provide for routine oversight by local and higher authorities and ensure compliance with legal and statutory budget administration requirements. Supports the screening of all procurement and financial obligations to ensure only authorized transactions are executed and all financial resources are safeguarded from unauthorized use; notifies local authority of any deviations from such. Ensures all related records and reports are accurate and reliable.
• Provides operational input to budget planning, policy development and process improvement, via guidance on existing policies and procedures, communicate with authorities and other experts inside and outside the command, technical data and analysis, to help guide Comptroller interactions with the command’s executive leadership. Also provides input on the short- and long-range resource requirements and on the priorities of the command, either as part of the normal budget cycle or in response to special circumstances or requirements.
• Supports detailed interpretation of budget program guidance from higher authority, and assures its full and timely implementation in the budgeting routine. Drafts for review local directives and other correspondence providing command guidance regarding budget policy and procedures in support of the comptroller. Ensures all aspects of the budget program meet internal and external control objectives.
• Actively supports an ongoing budgeting and accounting quality improvement program to ensure its direction and objectives are fully consistent with the command’s strategic plan. Provides feedback to leadership in response to findings and recommendations of internal and external reviews of budget operations.
• Supports the development of budget management training materials for program managers and support personnel across the command.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Will require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
• Knowledge and ability to plan, formulate, and execute large R&D and O&M budgets, backed by skill in quantitative/statistical analysis and application of arithmetical concepts. True knowledge and experience in
R&D financial management is essential to satisfactory performance in this area, to especially include budgeting of overhead.
• Detailed knowledge of DoD budget and accounting principles, techniques and procedures, as applies to both R&D and O&M appropriation management. Both knowledge and experience in R&D financial management is essential to satisfactory performance in this area, to especially include budgeting and accounting of overhead.
• Detailed knowledge of DoD’s Standard Accounting Reporting System (STARS-FL) and the command’s
FPS R&D budget program application. Both knowledge and experience in R&D financial management is essential to satisfactory performance in this area, to especially include budgeting and accounting of overhead.
• Knowledge of the Congressional budget process and developments in medical financial management within DoD, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED).
• Experience with DoD audit readiness.
• Knowledge and ability to analyze problems, reach objective conclusions, and prepare and make oral and written presentations in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
• Knowledge and ability to apply a high level of sound, independent judgment in the administration of a budget management program and solution of attendant problems.
• Knowledge and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of management officials and staff, demonstrating tact, ingenuity and resourcefulness.
• General knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping and basic general ledger accounting.
• Knowledge and ability to compose all types of official correspondence and directives.
• Knowledge and ability to use current standard computer software applications in support of program operations, including but not limited to word processing, database management and spreadsheets.
US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.