Financial and Budget Analyst Consultant at Artlin Consulting

Artlin Consulting

Financial and Budget Analyst Consultant

Full-Time in Arlington, VA

Artlin Consulting is seeking motivated individuals who are passionate about helping clients achieve excellence. Qualified candidates will have a creative, holistic, and systematic approach to problem-solving.

We are seeking a Financial and Budget Analyst Consultant with strong analytical and organizational skills, coupled with an expertise in analyzing financial and budgetary data. This role provides budgeting support for the Department of Defense (DoD). The role evaluates budgetary spending patterns, and supports the execution process in order to provide new insights on how best to defend the budget to senior leadership based on the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.

Position Responsibilities:

Budget Planning and Execution:

  • Develop spend plan by function and program element at the start of the fiscal year
  • Determine and prepare adjustments to the plan if needed based on real time monitoring of actual budget performance
  • Track and report the funds execution of assigned programs including commitments, obligations, and expenditures against spend plan and comptroller benchmarks
  • Cross-check financial actions against contracts and personnel databases to ensure the most recent/accurate data is collected
  • Conduct mid-year reviews
  • Assist in coordination and completion of end of year budget close-out activities
  • Prepare, review, and enter Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) transactions for review and approval
  • Interface with Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) to resolve any DAI and budget transaction related issues
  • Maintain budget status report review and prepare budget status and fiscal guidance briefings
  • Conduct analysis and develop reports on budget matters and support preparation of budget exhibits

Contract Analysis:

  • Prepare Contract Workforce Review Board (CWRB) packages to ensure space allocating, funding, and personnel match spending plan
  • Maintain personnel database for use in CWRB process to ensure packages are submitted in accordance with WHS guidelines in order to avoid work stoppages
  • Maintain contracts database and cross check with personnel database for all relevant funded contracts

Front Office Support:

  • Coordinate travel and provide quarterly updates
  • Prepare briefings as required to update on personnel, contract, and budget matters
  • Assist in administrative matters as needed

Experience Level:

  • Two to three years of budget execution and management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree, required
  • Proven ability working successfully in a collaborative and diverse environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills, particularly with data entry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize and adapt to changing requirements in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to the dynamic nature of consulting engagements
  • Client and service oriented
  • Experience interacting with on-site with Federal Government clients and Senior Leadership
  • Exposure to and understanding of the following:
    • o DoD’s PPBE process
    • o DoD automated financial management systems- DAI Portal

    Tools and Proficiency Level:

    • Defense Acquisition Initiative (DAI) – Moderate
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required (Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)

    Certifications:

    • Active Secret Clearance required
    • DAU coursework in the ACQ or BCF series recommended