Huntsville, Alabama

Job Description

Position Summary

Are you looking to advance your career? Alion Science and Technology is expanding in Huntsville, and we are looking for motivated professionals to join our team and contribute to our vision to be “Many Moves Ahead!”Are you looking to advance your career? Alion Science and Technology is expanding in Huntsville, and we are looking for motivated professionals to join our team and contribute to our vision to be “Many Moves Ahead!”

This position will support the PEO Aviation UAS Program Office in Huntsville, AL. Army PEO Aviation designs, develops, delivers and supports advanced aviation capabilities.

The Cost Analyst II performs complex analysis of budgets and schedules needed to meet contractual/project requirements for assigned portions of a program or programs. The Cost Analyst interfaces with top management, responding to their requests for financial data.

Responsibilities

  • Acts as a key technical expert on financial analysis issues. 
  • Coordinates, negotiates and resolves financial compliance issues with various governmental agencies to ensure accurate interpretation of contract requirements.  
  • Establishes and defines program plan requirements for assigned work. 
  • Coordinates interdepartmental development of program plans and interfaces with vendors and customers as required. 
  • Monitors and reports performance against plans to ensure that contractual cost and schedule objectives are met.
  • Monitors the status of financial accounts, ensuring that task order charges accurately reflects the correct labor hours and rates, subcontractor costs and other direct costs (ODCs).
  • Monitors spending versus plan and notifies management promptly of any over runs/under runs.
  • Prepares financial reports, statements and estimates (such as 553M, 533Q, and cost estimate portion of the Task Order Plan) that are provide to the Government to ensure effective management. Resolves reporting and compliance issues.
  • Coordinates, negotiates and resolves financial compliance issues with various governmental agencies to ensure accurate interpretation of contract requirements.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree with 5 years’ relevant experience preferably in a government contracting environment. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Good leadership skills required to proactively drive projects, analysis and initiatives.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with team members both in finance and across the organization.
  • Requires an active Secret Security Clearance.

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Security Clearance: Secret

Huntsville, Alabama

Alion Science and Technology Corporation is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.

Alion was formed in December 2002 when approximately 1600 employees of the IIT Research Institute (IITRI), founded in 1936, purchased substantially all of the assets of IITRI creating a 100% ESOP-owned company. Each Alion employee has a personal stake in ensuring the collective success of the company.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards. Several Alion locations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and we maintain a CMMI Level 3-appraised development facility, which employs robust, flexible and scalable processes to produce elegant, yet practical solutions.

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