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Job #: R-00074241
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Accounting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Financial Manager to support the Warfighter Performance Department at the Naval Health Research Center. This position is organized under our Human Performance Division within Military and Veterans Health Solutions.  The Financial Manager is responsible for developing and driving financial forecasts, analyzing department results, and evaluating risks for all areas of the department research funding portfolio. Activities will include leading and maintaining financial plans in support of the customer and the Principal Investigators (PIs) in the Warfighter Performance Department, as well as developing and implementing financial planning and reporting processes for PIs, the NHRC command, and funding sponsors. Duties will include presenting key financial insights and recommendations to the senior leadership within the customer and contractor organizations in order to contribute to the process of determining financial needs for the Warfighter Performance Department and Warfighter Contract Program and how to achieve them.

The Financial Manager works to achieve day-to-day objectives with major impact on the financial planning and reporting for the Warfighter Performance Department and is responsible for the financial related aspects of entire projects or processes spanning multiple professional areas including business administration, project management, financial planning, tracking, and execution, process development, purchasing, and budget proposal development. The Financial Manager will be responsible for coaching, reviewing, and delegating work to lower-level professionals within the program including administrative, financial, and project support team members.


The Financial Manager will make significant improvements in programs, processes, and solutions to enhance results and will be responsible for solving complex problems that typically involve multiple issues, areas or specialties including but not limited to:

  • Analyzing spend patterns and developing effective financial forecasts and financial plans for various research projects and programs for Principal Investigators within the Department

  • Tracking and reporting financial information to stakeholders within the Warfighter Performance Department, the research command, and related contract programs

  • Communicating with external collaborators and funding sponsors to identify, locate, and support the successful acceptance of research funding to the research command

  • Effectively and efficiently communicate with internal team members across multiple areas and client team members so that correct, accurate, and updated information is given and received in a timely fashion for successful execution of budget and project objectives.

  • Use best practices and innovation to influence solution design, process and/or approaches within the department, the command, and the contract programs. Solutions and communication will be timely and documentation will be updated regularly to respond to quick-turn requests.

  • Use expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced principles, and concepts related to federal research funding including research & development (R&D) funding, operations & maintenance (O&M) funding, best practices used within Naval Health Research Center, project management principles, and basic principles of financial requirements for human subjects research program execution.

  • Demonstrate expertise with coordinating the set-up, tracking, management, execution, and reporting of various types of R&D and O&M federal funding.

  • Demonstrate elevated understanding of the different uses and limitations of O&M and R&D funding as it pertains to Navy research programs research.

  • Demonstrate understanding of research proposal financial requirements and processes and advise Principal Investigators on proposal budget development, correct completion and submission of proposal budgets, and provide support to Principal Investigators and Department Heads during financial negotiations with funding sponsors.

  • Create and maintain documentation for the set-up, execution, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of appropriated funds.

  • Advise on the allocation of funds to labor, travel, contracts, equipment, and other necessary project costs and develop necessary documents reflecting allocation plans, and transferring funds as required.

  • Advise on the coverage of all project costs to include ensuring payment of all project expenses such as labor, overhead costs (e.g. administration costs and seat rates), travel, and purchases, and develop necessary documentation for each.

  • Conduct continuous review and reporting of status of funds to project PIs on a regular basis, analyze the status of funds, make adjustments to plans when necessary, including as required to meet funding sponsor benchmarks, estimate future funding requirements and report this information to PIs. 

  • Examine project budget documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.

  • Effectively communicate with Naval Health Research Center Resource Management Department and other appropriate leadership to reconcile financial discrepancies, and provide reports and documentation to these groups as requested.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; independently provide solutions to stakeholders.

  • Serve as manager of direct reports, providing guidance, tasking, and delegation of duties to staff, developing performance assessments and goal plans, and will model Leidos mission, vision, and values at all times.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, or a related field and 8 or more years of prior relevant experience or Master’s degree in business administration or a related field with 6 or more years of prior relevant experience.

  • 6 or more years of experience managing funding within a DoD research laboratory, or similar institution.

  • 4 or more years developing research proposal budgets for research projects or similarly related experience.

  • Advanced experience in standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the accounting field.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail in documents and communication.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance and experience with BUMED and Navy research funding is preferred. 

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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