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Program Finance Analyst

The Computer Merchant, Ltd Annapolis Junction
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Job Title: Program Finance Analyst
Location: Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for a Program Finance Analyst to work from their Annapolis Junction, Maryland facility. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services.


  • Prepares, analyzes and evaluates financial information associated with the program (s) or department forecasts and cost pools for budget, forecast, pricing, planning, invoicing and control
  • Monitors actual costs of program and compares to budgeted costs to identify and understand variances Interprets data to determine present and future financial performance
  • Develop and maintain estimates to complete / estimates at complete
  • Performs month end close activities for assigned programs
  • Performs studies and summarizes recommendations related to investment/business opportunities, future trends and impact of governmental requirements/financial regulations
  • This is the intermediate level in a field of specialization

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

Clearance Requirements: Clearance is preferred but not required. At minimum the candidate must be "clearable ". Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time.. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


  • Effective and clear communication and presentation skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Mission Systems Finance systems
  • Considerable knowledge of Earned Value methodology and basic knowledge of Earned Value Management systems
  • In-depth understanding of internal financial practices in General Ledger Accounting, Rates and Compliance, and Cost Proposal, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, and Travel functions
  • Considerable knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of MS Excel, MSWord, MS PowerPoint, Hyperion and Essbase
  • Strong analytical skills including ability to analyze data and reconcile financial accounts
  • Considerable knowledge of Truth In Negotiations Act, Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulation, General Dynamics Systems and policies, government accounting, Long Term Accounting for Government contracts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Considerable knowledge of revenue recognition practices
  • Team Process skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Financials and Hyperion Planning are a plus.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills is preferred - knowledge of formulas (e.g. vlookups), pivot tables, etc.

Skills required

Use Statistical Method
Financial Statements
Financial Analysis


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The Computer Merchant was founded in 1980 by John Danieli, a former Marine Corps database programmer, to help businesses and institutions meet the complex challenges of the technology revolution. Central to our company's mission was providing clients with unparalleled IT solutions and staffing services. John's perseverance in building lasting relationships based on knowledge, quality, commitment and responsiveness remains intact today. John continues to serve as President and CEO of the company.

Over the course of the past 25 years our company has refined its Service Advantage Platform to consistently deliver critical IT solutions and staffing expertise with the fastest response time in the industry. We have maintained a comprehensive database of our technical engagements and leveraged the collective knowledge of our consultant network to define and deliver best solutions and strategies.

Today, The Computer Merchant operates nationwide through regional hubs with access to our centralized network of highly skilled consultants. Our company has become a preferred service provider to the world's leading IT integration firms, corporations and institutions.

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