Financial Subject Matter Expert

ACT I Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 2 months ago


Job Title: Financial Subject Matter Expert

Job Location: Arlington, VA

Security Clearance: Top Secret

Overview / Job Responsibilities:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) mission is to maintain the technological superiority of the U.S. military and prevent technological surprise from harming our national security by sponsoring revolutionary, high payoff research that bridges the gap between fundamental discoveries and their military use. DARPA's mission is also to create technological surprise for our adversaries. This implies one imperative - radical innovation for national security. DARPA's business philosophy is to bring in expert, entrepreneurial program managers for the technical programs, empower them, protect them from red tape, and to quickly make decisions about starting, continuing or stopping research projects.

  • DARPA Office of the Comptroller (COMP) is the nucleus of "corporate" fiscal activities and prepares and submits the consolidated annual Agency budget and manages the planning, programming, budgeting and execution process. The office implements the research work of the Agency by securing resources through the budget formulation process, issuing funds to contracting agents and federal performers/research laboratories, and monitoring accounting and reporting operations performed by others on DARPA's behalf. Emphasis is on control procedures for providing budgetary review information and proprietary accounting data to meet both internal and external requirements. COMP also maintains a management information system to support DARPA requirements for accurate and timely fiscal, contractual, and programmatic information services.

  • DARPA's core financial system, the Defense Agency Initiative (DAI), is a standardized Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system solution based on Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), and The Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite that is managed by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Program Management Office (PMO). Primary operation of the underlying infrastructure, Oracle configurations, and custom extensions to the software are the responsibility of the DAI PMO.

  • This contract will provide Project Management Support, Core Agency Financial Management Support and Decentralized Financial Management Support. The contractor will be involved in resolving complex problems by researching prescribed laws and regulations and designing solutions for processing transactions resulting from DARPA's unique business operations.

The Financial SME will:

  • Develop and maintain business metrics/analytics presenting the financial health of the agency

  • Possess expert knowledge of financial systems to include databases and business intelligence tools and software

  • Present/brief financial measures or business process improvements to senior financial and agency leadership.

  • Serve as a reporting and statistical expert who utilizes available reporting tools and financial management systems to develop and maintain financial, execution, and business process metrics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recognized industry leader in core financial support functions to include: funds control/transfer; Unliquidated Obligation (ULO) Management; Distribution and Filing of Financial Packages; Budget Planning; Tracking Budget and Planning Documents; Reconciliation with External Entities and Systems; data conversion; and independent financial system process audits.
  • TOP SECRET Clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or related area

  • Expertise in DAI and DTS systems

  • Expert in financial analysis support to DoD

Additional Information:

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International L.L.C. (ACT I) is a small business providing high-quality Total Acquisition Management, Intelligence, Cyber and Foreign Military Sales solutions to clients across the globe. ACT I is structured around specialized business units dedicated to delivering proven solutions and services to our customers across our suite of services: Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Intelligence Support, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation Assistance.

Join the ACT I family where you can achieve great accomplishments while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: #joinAC_I

For any additional questions or to submit any referrals, please contact:

ACT I is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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