Mid-level Cost and Program Analyst

Job Locations US-IL-Scott AFB
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/8/2018 8:29 AM)
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Consulting/Business Management


LMI is a not-for-profit government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. As a not-for-profit company, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our not-for-profit status and specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.


The work required by the Cost Analysis and Program Assessment Task Area of the Comprehensive Financial Service Support (CFSS) supports the client by performing budget execution analysis (comparing/analyzing budgeted numbers to execution numbers, performing detailed analysis on program costs), providing USTRANSCOM customers with timely and accurate cost estimates for their transportation requirements, developing USTRANSCOM billing rates, and answering ad hoc requests. We help the client in each one of these areas by automating where possible and then using our consulting skills to offer business insights.


PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS: Must be able to work independently on potentially multiple projects with some guidance and oversight by the task lead.  Must be able to follow technical procedures and produce repeatable outcomes and products, as well as an ability to create new, repeatable procedures in the delivery of products and analysis that at times may have somewhat ambiguous outcomes. This position is great for a candidate who has technical skills in data analysis using tools such MS Excel, MS Access, R Studio, and SQL, as well as understands the federal budget cycle ad structure.


Must possess at least intermediate skills and abilities in the following applications and areas:

  • Microsoft Excel (e.g.: VLOOKUPS, pivot tables, conditional formatting, subtotals, and graphs)
  • Statistical analysis (mean/median/mode, deviations, probability distributions, and regression analysis)
  • Financial and budget analysis experience
  • Problem solving ability which will be evidenced by interview and resume


Basic skills in the following also a plus:

  • Structured Query Language (SQL) for raw data collection from various government proprietary databases
  • R software for statistical computing and graphics
  • Other applications in the Microsoft Suite (e.g., Powerpoint, Word, Access)

EDUCATION: the candidate should have an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, cost analysis or a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Operations Research.  Other related academic fields will be considered.


EXPERIENCE: DoD financial, budget analysis experience experience is a plus.  Experience working in a logistics field (ideally, transportation) is also a plus, but is not as important as financial/budget experience. 


CLEARANCE: Active DoD Security clearance preferred


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