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2019-093-A: Financial Management
DirectorateApplied Research Solutions
LocationLackland AFB, TX
  
Applied Research Solutions is seeking a full-time Financial Management contractor.

Job Responsibilities:
• The Contractor shall be able to assist, prepare, develop, and deliver support for acquisition- related financial management processes governed by AF and DoD comptroller policy. The Contractor shall be familiar with DoD acquisition phases (DoD 5000.2) and knowledgeable of the relevant DoD financial management regulations (DoD 7000.14, all relevant volumes) associated with budgeting and financing acquisition and sustainment programs.
• The Contractor shall be familiar and proficient with AF 65-series instructions which address AF level budgetary processes, accounting methods and coding practices, and appropriation types.
• Additionally, the Contractor shall be familiar with and proficient in DoD fiscal policy controls regarding the purpose of each appropriation, availability of the appropriation for new obligations or prior year obligation adjustments, and budget authority limits for ensuring compliance with legal limitation controls. The Contractor shall have requisite FM experience and knowledge to support financial management across multiple programs in their acquisition life cycle to include pre-engineering development, engineering development, testing, fielding and sustainment. The Contractor shall be familiar with multiple DoD funds control and governance processes such as, but not limited to, investment BA, O&M BA, reimbursable BA, annual authority, quarterly authority, reprogramming authority, legal limitations, and statutory floors or ceilings.
• The Contractor shall be able to apply knowledge of financial management and accounting functions, processes, and analytical methods and techniques to gather, analyze, evaluate and present information required by program or project managers and customers. The Contractor shall be able to provide financial management support for:
o Prepare program budgets, reports and financial documentation; draw conclusions and draft solutions to funding/budgeting requirements & problems relating to improvement of
o financial management effectiveness, work methods, financial systems, and procedure efficiency.
o Perform budget forecasting tasks, variance identification and analysis, program or financial execution reporting and reviews, schedule analysis, earned value management (EVM) analysis, and/or provide recommendations to the program office on all matters relating to budget, schedule, or EVM.
o Identify accounting discrepancies and take appropriate corrective actions.
o Use automated management information systems in performing fact finding, analytical, and advisory functions.
o Compile division level financial material from a variety of sources in support of various tasks and requirements for financial metrics, Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) compliant audits, management internal control program, self-assessment program, and routine reporting.
o Advise or assist with the development of program specific funds management documentation, and/or assist in the execution of automated models and control techniques to aid decision making. This may include generating funding, forecasting, programming, and budget information and documentation using applicable databases and software.
o Prepare, develop, and/or assist with financial papers, briefings, or other inputs to support various events, such as, but not limited to Budget Execution Review (BER), Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), Milestone Decision Review (MDR), Monthly Activity Report (MAR), Program Management Review (PMR), Acquisition Strategy Plan (ASP), or IPT risk assessments.
o Draft financial data documentation for submission to the Government financial lead/analyst such as but not limited to Procurement Documents [P-DOCS], Research Test Development and Evaluation Documents [R-DOCS] and Program Objective Memorandum (POM).
o Provide status of approved, deferred, and released funds using new or existing organizational formats. Identifying, preparing and assisting with correction of posting errors in financial records.
o Draft a variety of funding documents in support of unit/organizational programs such as but not limited to Purchase Requests (PRs), Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs), project orders, and other financial documents IAW FM policy and regulations.
o Generate, maintain, and document an independent audit trail to track, record, and report the status of each funding document to ensure proper use of all funds (active, expired, and cancelled). Submit to Government financial lead/analyst for approval/review.
o Generate and deliver quick-turnaround “what-if” funding drill assessments and/or provide data retrieval and analysis for ad-hoc reporting requirements or other data calls.
o Support AF or DoD exercises and simulations designed to assess the unit’s ability to support real-world scenarios in a compliant and timely manner.
o Monitor, report, and maintain reimbursable budget program.
o Perform research and analysis for accounting related issues using a variety of online query systems and tools. For example, CCaRS, CRIS, WAWF, and FM Suite.
o Maintain the financial database, input financial and contracting data, and extract ad hoc reports.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of the policies, concepts, procedures, techniques, and methodologies pertaining to analysis of financial data.
• Knowledge of DoD acquisition requirements, development, and approval processes.
• Knowledge of DoD contracting types, contract structure, contract line item financing, and funding clauses relevant to spend plan formulation and forecasting.
• Skill in formulating, justifying, and/or analyzing financial requirements of an acquisition or sustainment program.
• Ability to communicate, plan, and organize work and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work in teams under short deadlines.
• Ability to gather, assemble, and analyze data using financial systems to prepare budget estimates, develop alternatives, and make recommendations to resolve budget/funding problems.
• FM support may also be required for security assistance projects such as Foreign Military Sales (FMS). FM support to FMS programs requires knowledge and experience associated with FMS case or administrative support funding, security assistance funding policy, and strong knowledge or relevant experience with DoD Case Management Control System.
• Personnel supporting this requirement must have and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance
• Level II - BA/BS, 10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, of which 3 years must be in the DoD, or 15 years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the Functionally Aligned Job Descriptions, 5 of which must be in the DoD.
• Level III - Advanced degree (MA/MS) and 12 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, of which 5 years must be in the DoD, or a BA/BS degree and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, of which 5 year must be in the DoD, or 20 years of directly related experience with proper certifications as described in the Functionally Aligned Job Descriptions, of which 8 year must be in the DoD.

All positions at Applied Research Solutions are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.