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Job #: R-00070938
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Program Financial Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program Cost Analyst with pricing, proposal, Earned Value Management (EVM) and forecasting / budgeting experience to join our fast-paced and exciting Business Operations team supporting the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos is the prime contractor for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC), which operates three research stations, two research vessels, and many field camps all in support of Science. Our customer is the National Science Foundation (NSF). This position is based out of ASC headquarters in Centennial, CO.

The Sr. Program Cost Analyst will support the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) AIMS and Project Finance team and work directly with Program Managers to help define the program's goals and objectives. The ASC Program consists of multiple projects that require pricing for change requests and financial management of the project. The successful candidate will help create and maintain multiple Program Project budgets and schedules, to include: analyzing progress reported against the program baseline; identifying risks and opportunities against the program baseline; and recommending actions to improve progress to achieve flawless program execution.

Utilizing EVM concepts and reporting, the Sr. Program Cost Analyst will prepare and present financial forecasts, reports and analytics. This role participates in new business proposals, prepares on-contract proposals for customers, and creates ASC pre-proposal pricing data. The incumbent will apply working knowledge of multiple contract types, tools, and processes to support program audits and ensure policy / program compliance.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Works directly with Program Manager and Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • Supports the Minor and Major project controls team
  • Supports the AIMS EVM Project team
  • Budgets and forecasts costs in COBRA (budget and earned value system)
  • Oversees program financial month-end processes including Program and FP&A tasks, such as: program EAC / forecasting, subcontractor costs evaluation, and contract modification approvals
  • Works closely with Scheduling partners to consolidate data from CAMs and Finance Analysts to create and maintain accurate, credible budgets and forecasts
  • Integrates changes within the customer / budgeting environment into corporate financial projections
  • Understands and applies Leidos cost structures, business architecture, and financial policies
  • Works independently to achieve day-to-day objectives that have significant impact on operational results and project deliverables

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience, or a Master's Degree and 6+ years of prior relevant experience
  • Demonstrated history of analytical experience, including data reporting on complex topics and the ability to incorporate such topics into financial forecasts
  • Proactive approach to complex problems and the drive to problem-solve autonomously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate complex topics to program participants, customer, and senior leadership
  • Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Experience using COBRA planning tool or similar budgeting / forecasting tool
  • Experience creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs), pricing and proposal experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Finance-related degree
  • Expertise with Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and reporting
  • Knowledge in Construction Finance
  • Strong understanding of government contracting industry / environment and complex contract types
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modeling

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $106,000.00 - $143,100.00


COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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