Program Analyst, Finance

Job Locations US-MD-Patuxent River
Full Time


AVIAN is searching for a Proactive, Proficient and Productive Program Analyst to join our team.


At AVIAN (pronounced *a-v-yin*) we believe in the extraordinary potential of every individual. As an employee owner at AVIAN, you will find that we have cultivated an employee-first mentality. By prioritizing talent over experience, we ensure that every hire we make is as unique as the position that they will be filling.


Here on our team, we embrace new challenges and focus on continuous learning which fosters growth mindsets in all our employee owners; whether you are joining the workforce for the very first time or if you’re a seasoned professionals who has their eyes set on retirement.


Our commitment to providing our customers and employees with an unmatched experience sets us apart. We believe that every team member has a stake in the success of AVIAN, and we strive to ensure that each member of our team knows that their contributions matter. You can be sure as an employee owner you will celebrate both your individual and our collective triumphs.


Taking care of each other is a cornerstone of the AVIAN philosophy. Being part of the AVIAN team means being part of a team that takes pride in being expansive in our community because our impact doesn’t stop in the workplace. We actively engage in community initiatives, empowering our employees to make a meaningful difference.


We believe that employee investment shouldn’t be a one-way street, so we offer benefits that normalize balancing mental wellness and family time with work responsibilities. From Flexible Time Off to Wellness Reimbursements we want all our team members to achieve the highest levels of life/work balance.


AVIAN - where creative, talented minds flourish, and where proactive, productive, proficient professionals feel valued.


  • Provide financial/budget analyst support for an advanced research and development program.
  • Candidate to provide support to program management, team leads and business financial manager (BFM).
  • Provide support for Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution reporting requirements, to include collecting financial data, analyzing financial and expenditure reports, and providing recommendations to support sound financial decisions based on the analysis.
  • Provide financial support in drafting procurement documents for contracts, ensuring that justifications
    are provided in accordance with the procurement type. Review and analyze contract and government
    financial statements and reports to assist in updating and recording all expenditures and incurred/accrual costs monthly to support timely analysis of program execution. Analyze obligations and expenditures, maintain forecasts, and prepare reports on the status/recommendations and availability of funds. Provide
    support in reconciling the program budget by analyzing execution status sheets (obligations, expenditures and accruals) and contract resource information. Understand the program budget structure, both current and out-years, to support in identifying funding for efforts.
  • Provide support in preparing budget documentation throughout the fiscal year, helping to ensure that formats are adhered to and that justifications are included. Establish and maintain program budget data source in excel for current and FYDP budget. Run various pivot tables using this data source for a variety of needs including budget drills, submits, weekly reports, etc. Maintain detailed notes to track all movement of funds between lines in budget data source file. Ensure that all funding actions are properly recorded in the data source for the current execution year as well as ensuring that any out-year funds needed for that package are reconciled.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in a financial or business discipline from an accredited college or
    university. Experience cannot be substituted for education.
  • Experience: Candidate must have at least five years of experience in financial analysis supporting
    DoD programs.
  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe products, with a preference for
    experience creating and manipulating pivot tables in Microsoft Excel.
  • Candidate should have experience working in a dynamic, schedule constrained, complex security
    environment and have the ability to respond to drills with a short turnaround time.


  • JOURNEYMAN: A Journeyman level person within a labor category has 3 to 10 years of experience related to the functional duties for that labor category and a BA/BS degree. A Journeyman level person typically performs
    all functional duties independently.
  • SENIOR: A Senior level person within a labor category has over 10 years of experience related to the functional duties for that labor category and a MA/MS degree. A Senior level person typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently. A Senior level person may mentor and oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
  • Six (6) years of Additional Relevant Work Experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree OR Associate’s Degree plus four (4) years of Additional Relevant Work experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance.
  • Due to the sensitivity of customer-related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

AVIAN is a service-based organization. As an equal opportunity employer, our policy of business is to seek the most qualified candidate for each talent opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age, religious belief, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, physical or mental handicap, lawful political affiliation or veteran’s status.


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