Senior Budget Analyst
The Senior Budget Analyst will provide support assisting with the development of DHS business process improvements and modernization projects. Key responsibilities include: drafting modern business methods, helping to identify best practices and drafting performance measurements.
- Support the Region 4 Federal Protective Service (FPS) financial management and senior level staff by assisting in analyzing, tracking, and monitoring accounting functions in the Federal Financial Management System (FFMS).
- Provide support assisting with the development of DHS business process improvements and modernization projects.
- Draft modern business methods, help to identify best practices, and draft performance requirements.
- Support a variety of budgetary, analytical, technical, and administrative functions for substantive organizational programs and support activities.
- Must be able to apply generally accepted accounting principles to diverse tasks, and be able to clearly and effectively communicate numerical information to all levels of staff.
- Provide administrative support with documentation from accounting, procurement, vendors, and program and field offices, and determine if and when the status of documents should be considered closed.
- Reclassify expenditures and reconcile financial reports.
- Analyze accounting data, reconcile accounts, and draft documents to justify reprogramming actions and submit re-classification requests for approval through the Supervisory Budget Analyst and/or Financial Program/Cost Analyst for changes in the financial system.
- Analyze estimates for consolidation of funding requests; assist in verifying cost estimates received from others by evaluating the consistency of dollar estimates against PSO contract exhibits.
- Verify funding status of prior year Security Work Authorizations (SWA), collect financial information that is required for audit responses, assist in validating and verifying accounts, respond to agency requests for documentation to support invoiced amounts, assist in certifying undelivered orders, and complete special projects.
- Draft conventional and precedent statistical products.
- Retrieve financial system data and utilize standard statistical methods to assist in analyzing data.
- Follow direction from government budget officers, or other appropriate channels, to help resolve agency client account discrepancies and administratively support accurate/timely invoicing records processing.
- Record and monitor activities related to the expenditure and disbursement of funds, and track/analyze the status of funds.
- Perform verbal and written communication with various levels of management and operating personnel to assist management with daily operations.
- Validate/verify accounting records.
- Provide assistance to special projects to be identified by Region 4 financial and senior level management.
- Draft, copy, edit, calculate, revise, retrieve, store, and print a wide range of documents in final form (e.g. reports, graphs, statistics, mailing labels, tables, etc.).
- Review and analyze financial and budgetary expenditures matters.
- Attendance and punctuality are critical to this position.
- Perform other related duties as required.
CTI is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of CTI to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Education and Certificate Requirements:
- Must have a minimum of a BA/BS degree that includes at least 24 hours’ coursework in finance, quantitative methods, or accounting.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Security Clearance: Employee must undergo a favorable background check through local and national criminal databases and credit check as well as obtain and maintain a favorable suitability determination by DHS
- Must have at least four (4) years of active experience in federal financial policy, procedures, regulations, and guidelines applicable to financial management programs, processes, and systems, with the skills and ability to apply such knowledge to a broad scope of complex assignments.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer software applications, including Word, Access, intermediate Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent presentation skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Ability to conduct online research.
- Must speak fluent English, read and comprehend written English, and compose coherent reports in English.