Financial Analyst Lead (FP & A experience)

14 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract type
Full time
Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance plus 8 years' FP&A experience or MBA plus 4 year FP&A experience preferably in a government contracting environment. Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Investment Banking experience and/or work with private equity a plus
  • Strong experience with 3–statement financial models
  • Good leadership skills required to proactively drive projects, analysis and initiatives
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively, highly–driven and self–motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll–up sleeves and work with team members both in finance and across the organization
  • Position must be worked from McLean, VA office location.

FP&A Analyst gets to provide senior management with the analysis, information, and key insights they need to make major operational, financial, and strategic decisions. Join our team to collaborate with other great minds and get a seat at the table with leadership (including C–suite) to help drive our future success.

Position Summary

This role will be a key asset in the future growth of the company. This individual will be leading efforts in the FP&A Department such as financial reporting, forecast, annual budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparing financial presentations and other projects requested by senior management. This function will provide key analytics to support "optimal" business decisions in the finance area. The position reports to the Senior Financial Manager.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Analyze key financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives. Previous experience working for investment bank (min 2 years) a plus
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditures
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance
  • Collaborate and help drive the continued development of budgeting, forecasting, operating plan and modeling tools
  • Ad–Hoc reporting and analysis
  • Monthly financial reports and forecasts
  • Responsible for various financial functions such as budgeting, forecasting and analysis
  • Collects and reviews financial data from various sources
  • Creates, maintains, and updates financial databases and spreadsheets, and generates various financial reports as required. Maintains appropriate records and documentation
  • Support ongoing development of our business intelligence tool ()
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies
  • Supporting senior management team and departments heads with in–depth analysis
  • Prepare presentations to senior management team, ownership, and lenders
  • Makes recommendations to management to improve the financial performance of the organization
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned