Financial Management Analyst

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Financial Management Analyst
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Silver Spring,  MD 20901
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Financial Management Analyst

Silver Spring, Maryland

@Orchard LLC is actively seeking to engage an experienced Financial Management Analyst for a new project, anticipated to last up to 5 years in support of NOAA’s financial and business management modernization initiative. This role is in support of The National Ocean Service (NOS) and the Management and Budget Office (MBO), Office of Coast Survey (OCS) and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS).

As the Financial Management Analyst, you will be the primary client interface for key initiatives within the following areas.
The implementation of the Financial Management and Data System (FMDS). The BAS/FMDS Program will encompass dedicated DOC business applications for:
  • Core Financial Management (including loans, financial statements, and interfaces) 
  • Acquisitions Management 
  • Property Management (personal, real, and fleet) 
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse and reporting (to include data from BAS, Grants, Travel, and HR/Payroll) 
  • Data Archiving Solution 
  •  All related administrative system interfaces 
  The primary goals of the BAS/FMDS program are to deploy: 
  • Single Instance, Single Configuration of Essential Mission Support Systems 
  • Enterprise-wide, standard data warehouse 
  • Modernized Financial, Procurement, and Asset Management Systems 
  • Modernized Data Platform.
Key duties and responsibilities include.
  • Assist in the verification of all budget data and information related to future budgets and planning, acquisition and grants planning, labor planning, independent program assessments, and internal reviews and assessments. 
  • Assist with execution, forecasting, and reconciliation efforts related to obligations, labor, and expenditure plans, and contingent liabilities, identify potential shortfalls and execution issues, and provide mitigation strategies for forward financing issues, excessive billing cycle lag, potential shortfalls, and or contingency liability.  
  • Forecasting shall also include support for future-year budget development and longer-term budget planning, including assistance with budget scenarios and associated program and budget documentation.  
  • Assist in monitoring the forecasting obligations, labor, and expenditure plans while maintaining traceability of budget items to program documentation. 
  • Provide coordination on specific system activities, generate, and analyze reports with a full understanding of Governmental financial management practices under applicable governmental rules and regulations. Such analysis and reports shall be completed Monthly, Quarterly, and for Year-End financial closeouts. 
  • Conduct data validation from agency financial systems, such as the legacy Commerce Business System (CBS) and Management Analysis and Reporting System (MARS) and the new suite of tools within the Business Applications Solution (BAS) and Financial Management and Data System (FMDS) program each month.  
  • FMDS support includes requirements gathering, software development for new tools integrated into FMDS, business analytics, and AI/ML tools for Undelivered Orders (UDO) prediction. Assist staff in researching, analyzing, and resolving data issues. 
  • Develop and populate management reporting templates to communicate budget, HR, and performance data in consolidated dashboards that provide leaders with the right information to support strategic decisions. Such reports shall be completed monthly, quarterly, and annually.  
  • Provide verification of all budget data and information related to future budgets and planning, acquisition and grants planning, labor planning, and internal reviews and assessments by the end of the third quarter and monitor and update monthly through the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year. This includes support to assist with forecasting and reconciliation efforts related to obligations, labor, and expenditure plans, to identify potential shortfalls and execution issues, and to provide mitigation strategies for forward financing issues, excessive billing cycle lag, potential shortfalls, and/or contingency liability.  
  • Support forecasting of future year budget development and longer-term budget planning, including assistance with various budget scenarios and associated program and budget documentation to coincide with the organization's Fall strategy and Spring planning meetings.  
  • Provide support in building spending plans for program offices and organizations, including forecasting labor and contract activity.  
  • Provide financial data reporting and analysis for facilities, acquisitions, and property. 
 Your background will include the following.
  • Knowledge of NOAA’s accounting structure, including the legacy CBS systems and the new BAS and FMDS accounting system as well as the NOAA budget process.  
  • Experience creating requirements for FMDS panels and dashboards and using FMDS to monitor and manage historical and ongoing NOAA projects. 
  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of Federal budgetary process and strong financial analysis skills. 
  • Knowledge and skills in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations. 
  • Ability to conduct analyses of the financial conditions and practices of organizations and programs. 
  • Ability to present findings from analyses to the appropriate level of management. 
  • Full-performance-level knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of a field of administration or management.
  • Comprehensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of a recognized organizational administrative or management function, including policies,  precedents, and procedures.  
  • Ability to apply this knowledge to achieve administrative or program objectives.  
  • Ability to identify problems, propose solutions, and defend recommendations. 
  • Ability to write and communicate with clear guidelines.
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent 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

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