Financial Analyst / Financial Manager
Laurel, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Do you enjoy working with financial data?

Are you skilled in financial analysis, problem-solving, and have a high attention to detail?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a Financial Analyst to help us manage the financial operations of the Force Projection Sector's (FPS) diverse portfolio of projects. You'll be joining a hardworking team of business professionals that strives to provide timely, reliable and valuable financial analysis and business operations support and expertise to our customers. As a member of our team, you will collaborate with internal and external customers to play an active role in the overall financial success and operational efficiency of our project portfolios.

As a Financial Analyst / Financial Manager ....

  • Your primary responsibility will be to prepare, review and analyze financial data related to FPS' direct-sponsored project portfolio, including performing monthly updates of project plans, highlighting financial spending and staffing trends, identifying anomalies and calculating financial projections
  • You will build, update and submit all monthly financial reports to government sponsors and program managers.
  • You will proactively lead the proposal development process by collaborating with resource owners to identify staffing requirements and preparing all basis of estimates (BOEs), resulting in an accurate and fully compliant proposal packages for submission to government sponsors.
  • You will perform a broad range of financial operations functions, including leading all efforts related to contract and financial administration and providing sound contractual and financial guidance and recommendations for best practices to program managers.
  • You will actively participate in program reviews and program/sponsor meetings and proactively respond to and address all business / financial matters pertaining to the program.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a Bachelor's degree in a field of Business (e.g. Business Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance) with 3+ years of relevant experience in the areas of financial and cost analysis
  • Have proven ability to be a self-starter with a high level of initiative and ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Are highly skilled in Microsoft Excel
  • Are able to obtain Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Final Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have previous experience in DoD contracting environment
  • Have working knowledge of FAR and federal government pricing procedures
  • Have experience with proposal preparation and project financial reporting software

Why Work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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