Plans/Budget Officer (TS/Polygraph)

Location: Herndon, VA

Department: National Security Solutions

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Plans/Budget Officer implements budgeting and financial record keeping procedures to ensure efficient coordination of various departmental, grant, and designated accounts, maintains accurate information regarding the financial status of the cost center, advises the immediate supervisor regarding financial decisions, assists the immediate supervisor and the cost center’s department heads with allotment and expense projections, and prepares a variety of operational and financial reports and spreadsheets. The Budget Officer coordinates the development of training programs and presents and/or facilitates the presentation of specific topical training sessions related to financial and budgetary topics in support of various cost center initiatives.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Must Have a Top Secrety/Polygraph

Education: A Bachelor's degree is required.

Experience: With a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Management or a related field, no experience is required. With a Bachelors degree in fields other than those described above, two years of experience in an accounting, budgetary, or management position is required.

Skills: Strong computer skills, including the development of spreadsheets and reports using graphs and charts, are required. Good interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills required. The ability to initiate and follow through with work responsibilities and to meet deadlines with a minimum of supervision is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Ensures efficient coordination of various cost center, departmental, grant, and designated accounts by implementing budgeting systems and financial records which are compatible with the University's accounting and reporting systems.

2. Assists the immediate supervisor in annual budgeting and financial planning by providing allocation and expense projections.

3. Ensures the financial integrity of departmental, grant, and designated budgets by monitoring balances and expenditures.

4. Provides assistance to the immediate supervisor by collecting, organizing, and analyzing financial and other statistical data for the preparation of financial and non-financial reports, establishing reporting deadlines for cost center staff providing data for these reports, and utilizing the client systems to assist with financial management responsibilities.

5. Monitors and responds to inquiries regarding the status of vacant positions and associated salary savings.

6. Utilizes effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to handle special administrative and trouble-shooting projects assigned by the immediate supervisor by gathering information, coordinating and communicating with various departments, and following through with projects to completion.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the immediate supervisor.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the cost center by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned, maintaining high levels of accuracy, maintaining a professional demeanor and appropriate levels of confidentiality, and providing excellent customer service.

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