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SMX Senior Financial Analyst (1916) in Helana, Montana

Senior Financial Analyst (1916)at SMX(View all jobs) (

United States

SMX is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst who demonstrates deep expertise in contract financial management. This role will be remote, but local to the Hollywood, MD office is ideal. They will lead and administer overall budget preparation/estimating and tracking expenditures against large complex contracts and or programs. They will be key members of the program management team and works directly with the Program Manager in defining the Contracts goals and objectives; and leads recommended actions to improve financial progress and performance. They will have significant interface with the Program Manager, senior technical staff on the contract, as well as other functional organizations including Contracts, Subcontracts, Finance, Accounts Receivable, and Procurement. They will interface, provide direct analysis and or lead financial discussions with external clients such as the Contracting Officer and the Contracting Officer Representative. They oversee and manage work assignments of other Financial Analyst(s) but are not career managers of staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the financial management of a large contract or multiple complex TDL(s) by providing cost, schedule and funding planning, reporting, monitoring and analysis support to the Program Manager. This includes developing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs) and development of time-phased budgets and schedules.

  • Lead contract set up in compliance with contractual terms, conditions, and requirements.

  • Prepare overall Contract financial Estimates at Complete (EAC) and meet deadlines for submission requirements.

  • Identify Contract risks, profit improvement opportunities and analytical analysis in working resolution with PM, Contracts, Procurement and Finance/Accounting.

  • Review and assess all contract modifications. Advise the program management team of impacts as necessary.

  • Monitor overall costs and manpower ensuring that actuals are within CLIN ceiling, CLIN budget and charged correctly.

  • Perform analytical review and arithmetic checks of contract level cost reporting documentation.

  • Prepare accurate and complete contract variance analysis and reporting.

  • Work closely with procurement and subcontracts department to provide funding input to multiple subcontractors and vendors.

  • Lead the development of Internal Program Review (IPR) presentations for management.

  • Prepare financial Contract Data Requirements (CDRL) for programs. Ensure contractual requirements are met and customer financial deliverables are accurate and on time.

  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis on the contract as requested by PMO and others.

  • Monitor funding status, providing reliable and timely notification of funding status by line item detail as required.

  • Support accounts receivable as required during the billing processing. Monitor billing status and unbilled issues, working with Finance, Contracts, Accounting and PMO to resolve issues in a timely manner.

  • Prepare subcontractor and vendor accruals as services/goods are received in accordance with GAAP and internal policies to ensure that the project’s cost/commitment is accurately captured and reported internally and externally.

  • Ensure program revenue and profit is recorded in compliance with the EAC.

  • Analyze profit risks and opportunities and advise management on the optimal path forward.

  • Ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley, FAR and all company policies and procedures as they related to contract performance and financials.

Required Skills:

  • High school diploma/GED and 10 years’ experience with project cost control, or financial management and contract interpretation, budget development, including financial data, analysis. BA/BS in Finance, Accounting and or Business is desired.

  • Deep knowledge and functional understanding of contract types, execution methods, CAS, FAR, and Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) rules and regulations

  • Ability to build relationships across functional teams and internal Business Partners.

  • Deep knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint.

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Possession of excellent data management, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Possession excellent organizational skills.

  • Must be able to obtain a security clearance, if required based on contractual requirement

US citizenship required for work under DOD contract


Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.