Budget & Accounting SME (Dept. of Defense/US Navy)

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Budget & Accounting SME (Dept. of Defense/US Navy)
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Work Hybrid
Arlington,  VA 20301
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Budget & Accounting SME (Department of Defense/US Navy)

Hybrid role (2-3 days onsite at the Pentagon, Arlington, VA)
Must hold an active Secret Clearance

@Orchard’s client has an urgent need for an experienced Budget & Accounting SME who will provide support to the Department of Navy (DON) Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller (OASN (FM&C)) Financial Management and Budget (FMB).

As the SME you will be working in a complex customer environment, interacting directly with senior-level customers, where you will be empowered to demonstrate subject matter expertise and make a direct impact on the DON mission. OASN (FM&C) is comprised of four component offices Budget (FMB), Financial Management (FMO), Financial Systems (FMS), and Counsel (FMC)). OASN FM&C has articulated as a primary goal the rigorous execution of the budget, paired with the pursuit of budgetary reform seeking greater execution effectiveness and transparency while reducing reimbursable work.

As the Budget & Accounting SME you will:
Work closely with the Project and Program Managers to oversee the performance of the contract and ensure compliance with all the requirements of the statement of work, specifications, or performance work statement. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide expert advice, assistance, and guidance on the development and submission of budget priorities and provide input on strategic planning initiatives.
  • Advise senior leaders on budget submissions and justifications.
  • Conduct analyses, reviews, and special studies of budget and/or related information.
  • Lead and/or perform specialized, individual economic analyses and impact studies in support of a variety of budget programs.
  • Use automated budgetary system(s) and computer-generated products in accomplishing budgeting assignments.
  • Serve as a lead budget analyst, working collaboratively with senior staff to develop and recommend milestones, objectives, and plans to achieve Navy FM&C’s long- and short-range mission priorities.
  • Develop procedures to link budgetary and program information to meet reporting requirements and assist managers in meeting their programmatic responsibilities.
  • Create budgetary innovations to address novel, complex program challenges.
  • Perform budget formulation work involving the preparation of detailed analyses of annual and/or multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations/programs into a consolidated budget request.
  • Develop operational and financial plans for the organization’s programs, estimates of the financial resources needed for the programs, and recommendations for how to fund the programs.
  • Examine these proposals to make sure they are complete and accurate, and follow the organization’s procedures, regulations, and objectives.
  • Utilize cost-benefit analyses to review financial requests, evaluate program tradeoffs, and look for alternative funding methods.
  • Provide Budget Formulation Guidance to Secretariat Staff Offices
  • Prepare Budget Exhibits by appropriation and other topics, including the Audit Resources Budget Exhibit.
  • Prepare SRB and POM/DON/OSD/Congressional Submissions.
  • Prepare responses to Congressional RFIs and Appeals, working with FM&C leadership to understand the requirements and align messaging to budget strategy and roadmap.
  • Combine individual departmental budgets into operating and capital budget summaries that contain statements that support or advocate against funding requests.
  • Submit the budget summaries to leadership and recommend alternative options if the budget does not meet current needs and restrictions.
  • Provide Budget Execution Guidance to Secretariat Staff Offices.
  • Perform budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of a budget with different sources and types of funding, such as direct annual, multi-year, and non-year appropriations.
  • Maintain a system of internal controls over all aspects of Navy FM&C budget formulation and execution to guard against waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement.
  • Assemble and compile background and historical data and documentation to develop budget estimates and justifications, and to identify the cost of the operations.
  • Perform additional Budget Execution activities, including Execution Tracking and Reporting, conducting Dormant Account Reviews, and supporting the Services Requirements Review Board (SRRB).
Your background will include:
  • Must have a Secret Clearance
  • Demonstrated experience with Navy budget systems and tools (e.g., Navy ERP and PBIS).
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial statements and budget execution reports.
  • In-depth understanding of the budget formulation and budget execution processes in the DWCF (outside of the Navy), including rate-setting processes for various types of business lines in the Defense (DoD) working capital funds.
  • Preferred experience as a Budget Analyst for a large Department of Defense Agency.
  • Prior technical experience with ADVANA systems (Qlik, Databricks) is preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, formulas, etc.)
  • Solid and effective verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis, planning, and problem-solving skills.

If you are excited by the prospect of supporting a critical mission through the delivery of vital information gleaned from a wide array of data sources, while working for a fast-growing firm offering great opportunities to progress and excellent benefits, this is an opportunity to explore.

Established in 2010, @Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at www.atorchard.com.

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