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Cost Analyst

Abbtech Professional Resources

This is a Contract position in Atlanta, GA posted December 12, 2021.

Cost Analyst Location: Springfield, VA Clearance: TS/SCI Job Description Work as a part of an integrated team, interfacing with program offices and leadership.

Analyze and make effective use of cost, schedule, technical, and programmatic data.

Build and validate accurate and complete cost models, estimates, and risk analyses.

Support definition and documentation of technical baseline.

Assist in the drafting and editing of management and executive level briefings, papers, reports.

Conduct cost and technical research to improve analytic artifacts.

Qualifications Required Skills: Bachelor’s Degree with significant quantitative analytic focus.

Minimum eight (8) years of experience and six (6) years of relevant experience in cost estimating, business/finance/economics, operation research, and/or system engineering.

Demonstrated experience developing life cycle cost estimates utilizing various methodologies.

Demonstrated experience in data collection and analysis.

Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation, and configuration of cost-estimating relationships, models, tools and methodologies.

Desired Skills: Master degree with significant quantitative analytic focus.

Certification in cost analysis field (e.g., CCE/A or DAWIA Level II BCF-CE or similar).

Demonstrated ability to conduct interviews, research, data analysis to translate technical programmatics into a cohesive written baseline description document.

Demonstrated experience costing large Information Technology (IT) acquisition programs.

Working knowledge of major the Intelligence Community systems and strategic initiatives.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, commercial cost tools, risk tools, statistics/data analysis tools, and EVM analysis tools.

Working knowledge with Systems Engineering, Acquisition, Budgeting, and EVM processes.

Demonstrated experience costing large Information Technology (IT) acquisition programs.

Working knowledge of agile estimating techniques and software sizing methods.

Demonstrated ability to develop artifacts of the caliber to be consumed by senior audiences.

Working knowledge and / or experience in new software analytical techniques, schedule realism, cost risk analysis, business case development and return on investment analysis.

Strong history/experience in customer-service, able to advise on tactical and strategic issues.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to develop written artifacts of the caliber to be consumed by working level audiences.

Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently, and as a team member; ability to establish a network of contacts; ability to mentor and guide activities of other team members.

Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office.

ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans Job Requirements: Perform standard cost variance analysis Perform integrated cost initiation, cost planning, cost execution, cost monitoring, cost control, cost closure, and cost lessons learned within and between projects Perform cost planning activities and estimate cost calculation Analyze cost variance analysis reporting and commentary Performing analysis of project cost savings Provide financial analysis for cost reductions Analyze cost and financial accounting data Perform specific project based cost analysis Pursue detail analysis of cost Performing all cost accounting activities; standard cost development, margin and cost ratio analysis, inventory control and variance analysis Analyze actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard cost to actual production cost Run cost simulations (cost rolls) for current and standard cost decks Maintaining and updating cost proposal cost binder information Analyze cost accounting journal entries Minimize project costs by identifying cost savings and prepare cost estimates for potential changes Provide integrated project cost management Ensure accurate cost system information Perform cost analysis of vendor invoices Investigate standard cost for accuracy Support for cost and price analysis support