Leidos is currently seeking a full-time Senior Budget Analyst who will support the Deployment Health Research Program at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. This position is responsible for analyzing current and past budgets, forecasting future budget requirements, preparing and justifying budget requests, and allocating funds according to priorities of individual investigators and the overall department. The successful candidate will frequently perform tasks with minimal supervision, but will also work closely with the Department Head, Principal Investigators, and Fiscal Department staff.
This position requires the ability to make a multitude of complex decisions involving the correct and expeditious handling of federal funds. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, able to take initiative, and possess excellent communication skills.
- Manage the development and execution of spending plans.for a multi-million dollar military research program.
- Analyze spending patterns and make recommendations to department head and Principal Investigators (PIs).
- Provide technical support for the set-up, execution, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of appropriated funds.
- Provide expertise and advice on the allocation of funds to labor, travel, contracts, equipment, and other necessary project costs.
- Oversee the continuous review and reporting of status of funds.
- Lead monthly forecasts and develop annual operating plan processes.
- Support the quarterly review process as it pertain to operating expense management, and forecasting
- Estimate future funding requirements.
- Coordinate with the command fiscal department in order to provide budget expertise and advice on future budget needs in compliance with government regulations.
- Examine project budget documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
- Work with the command fiscal department and contract project controllers to reconcile financial discrepancies.
- Communicate with contract and military leadership regarding sponsors' financial benchmarks.
- Provide reports to the command fiscal staff and funding sponsors.
- Respond to ad hoc requests from the command fiscal department, PIs, and research sponsors.
- Work with the command fiscal staff and contract project controllers to reconcile financial discrepancies.
- Develop methods and procedures for documenting financial processes and controls.
- Collaborate with audit teams and others across the organization to exceed regulatory requirements.
- Bachelor's degree in administrative, finance, or business
- A minimum of ten years of budgetary experience with at least five years' experience in military or governmental budgeting
- Demonstrated ability to translate data and metrics into predictable, value-added program insights.
- Advanced knowledge in government procurement.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Due to federal contract restrictions, candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.