Robert Half Financial Analyst/Manager in Dulles, Virginia
Project Cost Control:
Engage with the project management team to come up with accurate budgets and manpower forecasts for multi-year construction projects.
Monitor and control indirect costs by performing budget to actual analysis on a weekly basis, identifying and eliminating root cause for variances.
Establish an accurate cash flow forecast to ensure the project is cash-positive for the duration; monitor monthly to ensure the forecast remains accurate and the job stays cash-positive for the duration. Take necessary steps to adjust the forecast as needed.
Ensure accurate and timely complex multi-million cost-plus billing submission monthly.
Project Procurement Planning:
Lead procurement planning effort for the project. Work closely with the project management team to come up with a detailed procurement plan for the project after award; ensure compliance and logistics are included in the plan.
Help the project team procure the job according to plan before 20% completion.
Perform monthly analysis of actual bought vs plan; ensure acceptable justification prior to adjusting the plan.
Work Breakdown Structure:
Coordinate with the project management team in establishing Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) at the time of award.
Assist with maintenance of WBS responsibilities at the project level.
Ensure WBS is maintained throughout the project duration.
Assist project team with monthly financial forms:
Provide cost analysis and require an explanation of variances from the project team.
Help the project management team in the preparation of monthly financial forms for review with management.
Ensure acceptable justification for all found variances (fades/gains).
The incumbent must have between two and four years of related experience.
Knowledge of general accounting principles.
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Attention to detail in completing work tasks.
Strong organization, communication, and analytical skills.
Use of accounting principles to solve problems.
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
7-9 years of relevant experience (construction experience is preferred)
Ability to meet daily deadlines and manage multiple projects.
Ability to work independently on given assignments and ask questions as needed.
Eagerness to learn and advance career within the company.
Financial Analysis, Budgeting, Project Cost, Project Cost
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