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Financial Analyst

MDW Associates
Washington, DC
  • Posted: January 01, 2023
  • Full-Time

MDW Associates is seeking a Business Financial Analyst with demonstrated PPBE experience to provide support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Comptroller in Arlington, VA.

In this position you will act as the liaison between the Comptroller's Office and the technical offices which are charged with conducting research and development of advanced military systems and technologies.

Essential job functions will include but may not be limited to:

  • Assist with the creation of Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs) and Purchase Requests (PRs), verify approved funding, assist with reviewing MIPRs PRs for accuracy and adherence to applicable regulations
  • Assist other financial SETAs to resolve MIPR PR issues, and provide training and assistance with the Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) and CMIS applications
  • Monitor DARPA's financial systems to verify commitment, obligation and expenditure status; and assist in collecting obligation documentation and invoices to ensure data is posted in a timely manner to appropriate accounting systems
  • Assist in the preparation, maintenance, and tracking of program financial information to execute program baseline analyses and assessments to include program plans, work breakdown structures, milestone schedules, cost and other documentation necessary to assure programs are in technical, schedule and cost compliance and are positioned to meet agency and department benchmarks
  • Provide preparation, maintenance, and tracking support to execute cost and performance analyses and management reporting procedures to report the status of contracted efforts, identify concerns, and propose solutions
  • Assist in analyzing, forecasting, tracking, and updating commitment, obligation, and expenditure data for the office budget
  • Create custom ad hoc financial reports
  • Organize, track, and provide recommendations for the future years' defense planning (FYDP) to include developing the POM BES RDDs and office strategy
  • Collect, track and analyze R&D performer status reports and provide monthly reports to document the results of the analysis

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Execution (PPBE) process
  • Dormant Account Review Quarterly (DAR-Q) experience
  • Analyzing financial documents and identify problems
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DOD) acronyms and processes
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Automated system experience to include database maintenance and reporting
  • Extracting and reporting reliable data
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Ability to anticipate, project, and plan accordingly
  • Sound oral and written communications skills
  • Communicating with various levels of personnel

Education Requirement/Required Years of Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and 2+ years' related experience required. An additional 4+ years may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Clearance Requirement(s):

  • Candidates for this position must currently have an Active US DoD Secret Clearance (or higher)

Company Description

Incorporated in 2012, MDW is a small business headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Huntsville, AL. We provide Federal government clients with consulting, management services, advisory and assistance services, decision support, strategic planning, process planning and improvement, task execution and metrics analysis. Our mission is to make our clients more successful by providing honest assessments, exceptional analysis, prudent advice, direct communication, and hard work.

Our core capabilities include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Cost Estimating
  • Budget Programming and Justification
  • Budget Execution
  • Acquisition Management
  • Financial Systems Support & Integration

MDW Associates, LLC ("MDW") is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy or any other unlawful basis unrelated to the ability to do the job. MDW seeks to employ talented, ethical, and entrepreneurial-minded persons. Our applicants and employees are protected from discrimination as required by Federal law.

Additional Information

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits and compensation package for our employees, including but not limited to:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Group Life Insurance/Long Term Disability/Short Term Disability
  • Retirement/401(k)
  • Flexible Leave Policy

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

MDW Associates


Washington, DC
20301 USA


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