Veterans Affairs (VA) Business Financial Analyst - Remote
- Military veterans preferred
2019-04-10 SAIC (www.saic.com)
20151 United States
SAIC and its Veterans Affairs (VA) Practice is one of the
largest and fastest growing providers of consulting services to the Federal
market. SAIC is creating professional opportunities for those seeking a
growth oriented business environment. Our professionals work with Government
agencies and organizations to create efficiencies, increase organizational and
human performance, reduce costs, improve operating results, and achieve mission
SAIC is deploying a multidisciplinary team of experienced
professionals to provide technical management and support services that will
assist in delivering effective, consistent and timely project management
execution throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). SAIC is
seeking a Senior Business Financial
Analyst to support budget planning/execution and acquisition package
development activities across a broad spectrum of complex IT projects and
Duties to include:
Provide direct support to primary
VA Management Analysts overseeing financial budget and acquisitions for VA
projects under its IT portfolios.
Interface effectively and
collaboratively with a diverse range of VA and contractor project staff,
including portfolio, program and project managers, and PMO and budget/financial
support staff to foster collaboration
and coordination with the Portfolio Team and their designees to ensure the
integration of project and program budgets with program and project
management reports to support timely and accurate financial management and
Support the VA Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO)
Budget Team management and maintenance of Budget Tracking Tool entries,
and all associated databases, spreadsheets, SharePoint folders, etc.
Participate as both a member of PMO Support Functions
team along with Financial Lead, Budget Support Specialist and Lead
Scheduler as well as participate as a member of overall PMO team
supporting IT portfolios.
Contribute to development of
budget/financial management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), assist
the Government to conduct quantitative and qualitative Budget Year budget
formulation, Budget Operating Plan (BOP) development, and assist the
Government in providing budget management technical support to program and
project teams within the portfolio.
Assist with the preparation
of monthly updates to budget year projections.The Contractor shall update the FY
Operating Plan costing inputs on a bi-weekly basis.
Monitor budget/financial reporting
metrics (e.g. unfunded project/technical requirements) and provide routine
as contractually required as well as ad hoc reporting as needed
Develops, drafts, writes, and edits budget/financial reports,
briefings and other documents in support of client requirements.Specific examples include preparing and reviewing planning and
expenditures data related to VA reports, including but not limited to Operational
Management Review (OMR), Quarterly, Mid, and End of year reviews, Projected Spend Plans, Financial Management
System Reports and Reconciliation and all other reporting requests to
Assists portfolio and projects in general budgetary,
billing, and financial management activities as needed.Examples include:
Day-to-day tracking of execution year funding.
Assist in the development and updating of budget execution artifacts.Coordinate with the VA Management Analysts (MA), EPMO Budget Execution Team, Program Planning & Oversight Investment Managers and Procurement Coordinators to ensure that budget status reports and monthly “actuals” for inclusion in the monthly OMB IT Dashboard submission are valid.
Assist the Government to develop and maintain a Spending Plan, as well as provide current and accurate execution management using the Budget Tracking Tool (BTT).
A Bachelor’s Degree in a business discipline, with at
least 10 years of experience in a related field is required. Note that 8 years
of additional relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of Bachelor’s
Effective written and oral communication skills and
understanding of how to interact with multiple GS levels within the
federal government (e.g. GS 13s and above) is required.
Experience acting in a trusted advisor, objective
third-party capacity to federal clients, providing consultative services
and thought leadership.
Ability to provide oversight and guidance to budget/financial
specialists on acquisition package development and source selection
technical evaluation criteria.
Ability to provide oversight and guidance to
VIP/project management process compliance specialists on Critical Decision
(CD) project management accountability activities and procedures.
Microsoft Office suite of tools and Microsoft SharePoint.
Experience supporting the VA.
Exposure to Federal and DoD budget and acquisition
Familiarity with VA OIT EPMO Veteran-Focused
Integration Process (VIP)
Understanding of cost distinctions between IT solutions that are COTS, customized COTS, and homegrown in nature.