The Financial Analyst utilizes a basic knowledge of financial analysis and accounting principles to carry out a variety of analysis and reporting assignments. This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Finance Department in the analysis and reporting of information related to the allocation of costs under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and to final cost objectives.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Performs a variety of tasks as assigned by the Finance Manager, Compliance & Analysis. Researches, reviews, analyzes, compiles reports and maintains a variety of financial and accounting information, as assigned.
Assists with the review and analysis of costs budgeted and incurred for compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Reviews financial information for data integrity and consistency with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) as implemented by CNI.
Obtains and evaluates data elements from a variety of systems. Prepares related expense analyses, projections, reports and presentations based on need.
Develops informative and specialized reports for use by management, operations and auditors. Reviews reports prior to release in order to ensure accuracy of information.
Assists with the monthly allocations process during month-end and year-end close. Completes reconciliations on allocation transactions.
Assists in the development of Incurred Cost Submissions for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and/or cognizant federal agencies utilizing the DCAA ICE (Incurred Cost Electronically) Model.
Participates in reviewing and/or correcting financial transactions in conjunction with month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financial statements. Assists in the monthly allocations process during month-end and year-end close. Coordinates processes with Controllers.
Assists in the maintenance of system setups as it pertains to cost pool and service center allocations — including home office direct allocations with associated multi jobs. Analyzes or assists in the analysis of indirect pool trending.
Assists in the coordination of government related audit activities. May serve as a government audit liaison.
Prioritizes and plans work to meet deliverable dates and project deadlines.
May be responsible for the supervision of others.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field of study and 3+years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education / experience in Finance, Accounting or Internal Audit.
Financial Analyst – Level 4 (required degree + 9 years of experience)
Financial Analyst – Level 3 (required degree + 6 years of experience)
Financial Analyst – Level 2 (required degree + 3 years of experience)
Financial Analyst – Level 1 (required degree)
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Knowledge and understanding of financial analysis and accounting principles and methods
Knowledgeable of Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit programs with ability to aptly apply procedures
Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite with expert knowledge of Excel and the creation of pivot tables
Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to apply analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
Organized and detail-oriented with ability to plan and accomplish goals
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and to meet specified deadlines / deliverables
Ability to appropriately raise issues and concerns for resolution
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and data presentation skills
Ability to interact and communicate with all levels of staff including executive management
Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills
Ability to work effectively with others in diverse and multi-functional roles
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.