• Finance Manager – Market & Program Finance (Project Control)

    Job Locations US-VA-Tysons
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/5/2018 4:17 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Market & Program Finance Manager is a leader within LMI’s Finance department and is responsible for leading and driving key finance and operations management areas and initiatives within the Market (i.e. Business Unit) and Program/Project Finance (Project Control) function.  This position requires someone with progressive leadership and hands-on experience in a Finance and Project Control / Program Finance setting for a Government Contractor, a positive attitude and ownership mentality. 


    Key success factors:

    • Government Contracting Financial acumen and experience – experience working in a finance lead role supporting medium/large scale operations and programs
    • Able to develop/maintain business partnerships across levels of the organization (analysts to SVPs) through consistent and reliable finance and business management and advisory
    • Experience in developing, supervising, coaching, and mentoring Financial Analysts
    • Organization and process orientation to develop or enhance key finance process areas including budgeting & planning, financial reporting, EAC management, subcontractor management, etc.
    • Leadership and willingness to drive change and transformation across market, programs, and finance function
    • Willingness and ability to roll-up sleeves and perform detailed tasks
    • Positive outlook and proven ability to work across the organization in an effective and collaborative manner to accomplish goals and objectives


    • Implement and manage Project Control across programs and Business Units of LMI including in the areas of project budgeting and forecasting, project financial reporting and analysis, project set up and maintenance, subcontractor administrative management, and other project control areas.
    • Hands on management of Financial Planning and Analysis process (i.e. roll-up budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis) for a business unit or group.  Financial point of contact to Division Vice Presidents and Program Directors on fiscal year forecasting, budgeting, reporting, and analysis at the group/division level.  Provide analysis, variance commentary, and advisory in these areas.
    • Lead special initiatives that focus on development or enhancement of project control processes, procedures, and systems
    • Develop training, documentation, and process diagrams to reflect key processes and procedures for project control, finance, and accounting activities. Deliver training and education in these areas in a group or on-on-one setting.
    • Provide business advisory and decision support to Business Unit Vice Presidents, Directors, and Program Managers.  Develop strong business relationships at these levels.  Champion Finance and Project Control services and initiatives at all levels of leadership within Operations.
    • Supervise, direct, coach, and mentor Project Control Analysts.  Deliver timely feedback, provide support, train and develop team members.   Build and maintain a positive team environment.
    • Provide back-up support to Project Control Analysts across divisions as needed.  Must be willing and able to be hands-on on project control tasks and activities as required.
    • Collaborate with Project Management Teams (including Program Directors, Program Managers, and Project Leaders) in the development, review, and updates of project and program budgets, forecasts, and estimate-at-completion (EAC) and associated reporting and analysis.
    • Review, monitor, and report project financial performance (revenue, cost, margins) and identify and present potential deviations against budget or forecasts to management.   Develop and provide recommendations for corrective action or improvement as necessary.
    • Support subcontractor/vendor cost management lifecycle, including setting up Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders, tracking subcontractor/vendor invoicing and payments, and developing back up for subcontractor accruals.  Review subcontractor invoices for accuracy, timeliness and completion.  Collaborate with Purchasing Department to ensure subcontractor funding is up to date, in place, and in line with prime contract.
    • Proactively partner with program management team in order to understand and track program risks and challenges and ensure risk mitigation activities are in place as necessary to avoid performance issues.
    • Monitor, track, and forecast project spend for labor and non-labor (travel/ODCs).  Manage labor category spend on T&M contracts with labor category ceilings.
    • Collaborate with Pricing Department and Program Management teams in development of price proposals and cost estimates including documentation of pricing assumptions and basis of estimates.  
    • Support audit requirements from federal agencies (DCAA/DCMA/Other) and internal and external auditors.
    • Lead special initiatives that focus on development or enhancement of project control processes, procedures, and systems


    • Required: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
    • Required: 7-10 years of progressive experience in a Project/Program Control role with roll-up forecasting and budgeting experience for a Services Government Contractor.  3+ years of supervisory experience of Project Control Analysts.
    • Deltek Costpoint experience
    • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate across departments and levels of an organization
    • Demonstrated leadership across team members and departments, providing feedback, coaching, and direction
    • Demonstrated ability to build and develop relationships at the VP level and below
    • Strong organization skills and focus on accuracy and consistency
    • Strong analytical and problem solving
    • Strong MS Excel skills required
    • Experience with various contract types (FFP, T&M, CPFF)


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