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The MITRE Corporation Senior Project Financial Analyst in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Program Finance organization is seeking a Senior Project Financial Analyst to support the MITRE Sector Program Finance Team, which provides financial support to Direct Project Leaders and Department Managers. As a Senior Project Financial Analyst, you will serve as a trusted advisor in support of the MITRE Sector Financial Management organization. As a Senior Project Financial Analyst, you will serve as a trusted advisor in support of the MITRE Sector Financial Management organization. You will serve as the primary financial source of the direct project life-cycle monitoring financial health and providing sound business decision support to Department Managers, and Project Leaders – playing a key part in the business operations functions that maximize MITRE’s value to our government sponsors.

This will be a hybrid position based out of either our McLean, Virginia or Bedford, Massachusetts office.

This position is accountable to:

  • The Program Finance Manager to effectively implement and manage established goals.

  • Line business leadership to provide accurate, timely, and strategic business decision support - quality analyses including insights, options, and recommendations.

  • Other Corporate/Shared Service teams (i.e. Contracts, Accounting, FP&A) to ensure cross organization collaboration and integrated business operations execution.

What you will do:

Project Management & Compliance:

  • Full-lifecycle financial, and end-to-end business support of direct work programs. Providing continuous proactive service & support to Project Leaders and Department Managers Full-lifecycle financial, and end-to-end business support of direct work programs (e.g. Budgeting, resource management, execution, collections, and contract closeout)

  • Support pricing and estimating activities as needed for new projects, or potential change orders.

  • Ensure strong operating financial controls and adherence to FAR, CAS, and MITRE finance policies.

  • Ensure accurate processing and documentation of financial reporting/transactions to ensure established levels of quality and efficiency KPIs.

  • Work with Project Leader & Contracts to ensure all Contractual Financial requirements are met.

Relationship Management & Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Develop and maintain vertical and horizontal relationships within Program Finance & Business Leadership (including PMOs) to bolster solid support system for PLs and DMs to maintain service levels and adequate support needs.

  • Coordinate across functional areas to ensure monthly contractual deliverables are met timely and accurately.

  • Coordinate with the Accounts Receivable/Treasury group to maintain timely accounts receivable and sustain positive cashflow.

  • Increase Financial Literacy among Project Leaders including Key Concepts, Processes & Tools.

  • Collect PL feedback on tools/reporting requirements & share insights with Enterprise Business Systems teams.

Best Practice (Process & Tools):

  • Utilize and apply best practices regarding tools, technology, and standard financial processes.

  • Drive operational improvements in the day-to-day execution of the Program finance function.

  • Support Business Transformation & Process Reengineering Efforts including requirements analysis, testing of tools, & assigning in OCM efforts.

  • Provide continuous proactive service & support to Project Leaders and Department Managers

Financial Analysis:

  • Prepare and deliver necessary supporting analytics to assist leadership in decision making.

  • Support leadership on financial performance management and ad-hoc projects

  • Interface with internal sector business customers to identify critical needs and provide accurate and timely information.

  • Execute the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing and reporting of internal and external financial information.

  • Develop reporting of aggregate data to focus on exception-based project metrics & historical trends.

  • Evaluate impact of updated Indirect Rates on Project Financial Performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of finance and/or accounting experience, or a Master’s with 3 years of related experience, preferably within the US Government (Federal) practice of a professional services firm. In lieu of degree, relevant experience will be considered.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel (i.e. Pivot tables & Core functions)

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

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional knowledge of different contract types (CPFF, Fixed Price, T&M)

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint, and or Cognos Analytics preferred.

  • Understanding of indirect rates and cost allocations

  • Ability to work with large data sets to produce reliable, accurate reports.

  • Experience with Data Visualization tools, such as Tableau or Power BI

  • Applicants selected for this position may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet government suitability requirements.

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):


This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):


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