SAIC is looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to provide Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). This A&AS individual coordinates with and advises the DTRA PP-FMOD, the Supervisory Financial Analyst overseeing RD budget formulation. Individual will serve as the technical programmatic lead to assist RD leaders in development of the RD PPBE strategy, to include maintaining and strengthening processes supporting the annual RD Program Management Review (PMR), the semi-annual RD Program Baseline Review, the Program Objectives Memorandum (POM), and budget justification materials. The individual will provide A&AS to the government in budget formulation, synchronization, presentation, maintenance, and monitoring of the RD PPBE process over successive Future Years Defense Program (FYDPs). Further, the position requires coordination with multiple A&AS and Government personnel who allocate significant time adhering to and fulfilling the milestones connected with the PPBE process.
The individual will also provide A&AS for the Deputy Director to develop presentations to a wide variety of audiences to include the executive branch, Congress and international partners; support RD strategic communications by assisting with the management and development of processes and products of the RD Strategic Communications Working Group; develop, coordinate and review staff actions; advise on Directorate reports to higher headquarters; plan and coordinate requirements for Directorate leadership participation in various events and activities, research and recommend courses of action to improve Directorate strategic management and Directorate Front Office operations, and perform other duties as assigned.
The following professional, experiential, and personal skills are strongly sought:
An understanding of DoD’s PPBE process scheduling of financial events due dates.
Experience to work semi-autonomously with minimal oversight and supervision.
Experience in reviewing and interpreting taskers, developing and explaining solutions to financial “what if” scenarios.
Capacity to communicate detailed financial issues and strategies with RD division managers and budget analysts.
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the capacity to effectively communicate with senior agency leaders as well as desk-side discussions with budget analysts.
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
Must have experience coordinating the DoD PPBE process
Must have a general understanding of DoD RDT&E and/or Science & Technology project portfolio management and programming
Must have OSD, Joint Staff, CCMD Staff, Component, Service, or Agency-level staff experience (either military or civilian)
Must have BA/BS in Finance, Accounting or a hard science and engineering discipline and ten years of applicable experience. Preferred MA/MBA or MS with 8 years applicable experience.
Must have knowledge of the DOD 5000 series, the DOD FAR, DFAR and FMR.
Must have demonstrated experience participating in, and ideally building cross-functional teams in complex organizational environments
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, to include Word, Excel, Power Point. The capacity to work with well-developed, complex and shared excel workbooks is essential.
Clearance: Secret with ability to obtain Top Secret (preferably SCI Access)
Experience with DTRA or other DoD component S&T programs
Proficient ability to address issues in working group settings or present on behalf of government lead.
Specific Skill Sets and Training: CDFM-A certification is a plus, as is experience with various Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Joint Service Chem-Bio Information System (JSCBIS), Defense Acquisition Initiative (DAI) system. Capacity to quickly acquire skills with various organic systems and processes, all Excel-based.