Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC. <br /><br /><strong> Job Summary: </strong><br /><br />Westat is seeking a Senior Program Finance Analyst to lead a newly-created functional team which supports the company's Practice Areas. <br /><br /><strong> Job Responsibilities: </strong><br /><br />· Develop budgets for program teams that align to contractual requirements, proposal and program WBS. <br /><br />· Strong communication skills with respect to identifying and explaining financial risks/implications of project management decisions. <br /><br />· Review, validate and report project actual costs incurred for labor, expense and travel. <br /><br />· Work with Program Team to collect bottom up financial forecasts/Estimate to complete and enter into Program Financial Management Tool. <br /><br />· Review trends to assess accuracy of the financial forecast and work with program team to remediate any issues. <br /><br />· Responsible for accuracy in financial reporting for cost, revenue and profitability internally to the division and finance department, as well as externally to the client(s) in accordance with contractual obligations. <br /><br />· Comply with company, client, local and other legal requirements and regulations. <br /><br />· Track the progress of activities with financial implications such as milestones with progress payments. <br /><br />· Prepare and manage project specific deliverables related to financial or contractual requirements (such as invoicing, supporting back-up data, limitation of funds communications, etc.). <br /><br />· Responsible for accuracy of financial reporting to client and Practice Areas. <br /><br />· Work with contracts to review vendor and consultant agreements to validate appropriate funding and contract type based on prime contract including subcontracts and materials purchases. <br /><br /><strong> Basic Qualifications: </strong><br /><br />· A Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting and 5-7 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. <br /><br /><strong> <br />Preferred Qualifications: </strong><br /><br />· Experience with Financial planning systems, preferably Oracle TM1. <br /><br />· Skilled with Excel for data manipulation and analysis such as pivot tables, lookups, etc. <br /><br />· Experience with government contract financial management. <br /><br />· Experience supporting and balancing the needs of multiple contracts. <br /><br />Candidates should have excellent verbal communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills, detail oriented and be able to work in a team environment. <br /><br />Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits. <br /><br />Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history. <br /><br />Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.