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The MITRE Corporation Senior Financial Analyst in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Finance organization is seeking a Business Partner (BP) to serve as a financial advisor for the Air & Space Forces (A&SF) organization. As a Finance BP for Divisions in A&SF, you will serve as the primary source of day-to-day financial management and business decision support, playing a key part in the business operations functions that maximize MITRE’s value to our government sponsors. The Finance BP for A&SF, is also responsible for driving collaboration across and within the broader finance communities to support MITRE’s business.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • The Finance Business Partner will serve as the trusted business partner and mini-CFO for a specific customer organization, including being the single “face” for Finance to that customer.

  • As such, they will be the lead for Finance functions supporting the organization, keeping a broad awareness of issues with program finance, invoicing, operations, and contracts affecting the customer.

  • They will have demonstrated the ability to solution issues from start to finish, collaborating across functional teams.

  • The Finance BP is expected to develop a reputation as the chief problem solver for their customer, helping them to work through complex issues throughout the Finance organization, or even center-level operations issues with financial drivers or outcomes. At times, the Finance BP may need to work with the broader Sector Finance team, Enterprise Business Systems & Operations, or other parts of the finance organization to highlight issues, brainstorm solutions, and drive an implementation that meets the customers’ and the Finance organization’s needs.

  • To fulfil this role, they are expected to build and maintain a positive relationship with customer stakeholders. They should take a fiduciary perspective towards their work with their customer, prioritizing good financial outcomes for the customer and for MITRE as a whole.

  • As part of that fiduciary perspective, the Finance BP must ensure strong operating financial controls and adherence to MITRE Finance policies within the customer organization.

  • The Finance Business Partner should work with the customer to drive long-term planning, working with the business to understand its objectives from a sponsor impact and capability perspective and help the business to align financial resources to support these desired outcomes.

  • For major investments, they should steer business case development, ensuring that these investments are financially sustainable under a variety of scenarios and that there are opportunities to shift decisions if sponsor interest does not materialize.

  • The Finance Business Partner provides a framework and data to steer forecasting and target setting, ensuring that the customer has a realistic and accurate forecast based on demand signals that minimizes potential risk while maximizing the customer’s ability to deploy indirect resources.

  • In order to support this, the Finance BP should develop a strong understanding of opportunities and risks, using this knowledge to drive future forecasts, take action to insulate against risks between forecasts, and escalate potential concerns to Finance leadership.

  • They should also ensure that the customer is actively engaged in understanding the current landscape of their awarded work while effectively driving the necessary processes and policy to ensure completeness, consistency, and hygiene with regards to opportunity management. These core aspects will be key to the organization’s forecast.

  • Finance BPs work with customers to develop annual indirect budgets based on the organization’s strategic priorities, while ensuring alignment with the enterprise wrap rate strategy.

  • The Finance BP provides regular and recurring management reporting and analysis, that include but are not limited to key monthly artifacts such as monthly business reviews.

  • In doing so, the Finance BP should aim to analyze and diagnose business drivers and variances to budget using various financial systems.

  • Financial management reporting should focus on lessons learned and prioritize recommendations for leadership actions.

  • They should communicate financial results effectively with useful visual narratives, education on financial topics, and concise actions.

  • Like all MITRE Finance employees, Finance BPs support business transformation and process reengineering efforts, leveraging their on-the-ground experience and relationships with stakeholders to drive requirements that meet business needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of finance and/or accounting experience within the US Government (Federal) practice of a professional services firm with a Bachelors degree, 3+ years with a MBA

  • Passion, energy, and enthusiasm in learning and applying through creative problem-solving

  • Strong attention to detail; resourceful self-starter who executes on commitments

  • Mindset of continuous improvement with the capacity to drive change

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and influencing skills

  • Consensus builder; Promote ideas and gain buy-in on new approaches

  • Flexible team player with ability to work in cross-functional teams and across varying groups and organizational levels

  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent work streams while maintaining high quality output

  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Deltek Cost Point, Tableau, and or Cognos Analytics preferred

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