Sustaining Finance Manager
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Looking for an exciting opportunity in finance management? Leidos is seeking a talented Finance Manager with expertise in earned value management and forecasting/budgeting to join our dynamic Business Operations team working on the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead the Sustaining Projects finance team and work directly with management and program managers to define program goals and objectives. You'll create and maintain budgets and schedules, analyze progress against the program baseline, identify risks and opportunities, and recommend actions to improve progress and ensure flawless program execution. Join us in this fast-paced and engaging role and help us make a difference in this exciting field. Apply now and take your career to the next level!
*The ability to work in Centennial, CO, is preferred, but telework is being heavily considered.
About the Antarctic Support Contract:
Leidos Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is the prime contractor to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos supports the NSF’s Office of Polar Program’s Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics by aligning with their Mission and Vision Statements:
Vision: Expanding our scientific reach in Antarctica through increased operational and logistical effectiveness.
Mission: To provide the operational and logistical platform necessary for the U.S. to conduct world-class science in Antarctica and maintain its active and influential presence on the continent.
Leidos ASC provides science and logistics support for approximately 150 science and technical events across three geographically remote research stations; McMurdo Station, Palmer Station, and South Pole Station and several deep field sites across Antarctica. Each station or field site supports world class research across multiple science disciplines. The planning and implementation of science support requirements in Antarctica is a critical part of our mission. The ASC team provides station operations, logistics, information technology, construction, maintenance, and more in Antarctica and at support facilities worldwide. A few of the unique challenges include managing the world's longest supply chain, building airfields on ice and snow, working in the world's worst weather conditions, managing remote field camps, maintaining ice-breaking research vessels, and maintaining the largest research stations and laboratories on a bitterly cold and isolated continent.
The Finance Manager will lead the Sustaining Projects finance team, work directly with management and program managers to help define the program's goals and objectives; create and maintain budgets and schedules, and analyze progress reported against the program baseline; identify risks and opportunities against the program baseline; and recommend actions to improve progress to achieve flawless program execution.
Manage a team of finance professionals to support budgeting, forecasting, and reporting objectives, delegating and organizing team responsibilities to achieve multiple priorities.
Work closely with Senior Leadership, Program Managers, and Cost Account Managers (CAMs) to prepare and present Customer reports, ASC program financial reports, Annual Operating Plan, and Leidos financial reporting.
Oversee program financial month-end processes, including Program Finance and FP&A tasks such as Program EAC/Forecasting, subcontractor cost evaluation, and contract modification approvals.
Utilize Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and reporting.
Budget and Forecast costs in COBRA (budget and earned value system).
Work closely with Scheduling partners to create and consolidate data from CAMs and other finance analysts to create and maintain accurate and credible budgets and forecasts.
Flexibly incorporate changes in customer/budgeting environment into Corporate financial projections.
Understand and incorporate Leidos cost structures, business architecture, and financial policies & procedures.
Work independently to achieve day-to-day objectives significantly impacting operational results or project deliverables.
Analyze data and prepare accurate and timely information for management to support decision-making activities.
Direct support of Lead PFA, PM, and PMO team in all aspects of program financial reporting and procurement analysis and reporting.
What Sets You Apart:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline plus five (5)+ years of related experience or a Master's and three (3)+ years of experience.
Ability to successfully complete difficult and complex assignments within the program and manage multiple priorities.
Ability to manage a team of professionals in a remote/telework environment, including team members and key stakeholders across different time zones.
Proficient in Microsoft applications such as Project, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
Demonstrated history of analytical experience, including data reporting on complex topics and ability to incorporate such topics into financial forecasts.
A proactive approach to unclear problems and willingness to problem-solve autonomously.
Strong communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate complex topics to program, customer, and Leidos leadership.
Keen attention to detail in the analysis and presentation of data to various audiences.
Experience with COBRA planning tool or similar budgeting/forecasting/EVM tool.
You May Also Have:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline plus eight (8)+ years of related experience or a Master's and six (6)+ years of experience.
Two (2)+ years of team management experience.
Strong knowledge of Leidos systems and processes, including CostPoint, Cognos, Fusion, SLICS, and COBRA.
Expertise with Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and reporting.
Strong understanding of government contracting industry/environment and complex contract types.
Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modeling.
Experience creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs), pricing and participating in new business proposals, and preparing on-contract change proposals for customers.
Due to contract requirements, US Citizenship is required of this position.
Must be able to obtain an NSF sponsored Public Trust security clearance prior to start date, this process could take upwards of 4 months.
The expected salary range for this position is $100,000 - $120,000 annually.
Pay Range:Pay Range $84,500.00 - $152,750.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.