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Systems Engineer

ECS Federal

ECS Federal

Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

ECS is seeking an ARPA-H Business Financial Manager (BFM) to work in our Washington, DC (Onsite) office. Please Note: This position is contingent upon [contract award OR additional funding].

Job Description:

Are you a passionate, innovative financial professional ready to support one of the biggest accelerators in science today?

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) is a new agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) focused on accelerating breakthroughs in health. ARPA-H operates with a high degree of flexibility and agility to support high-risk, high-reward research programs that have the potential to transform human health.

The Business Financial Manager (BFM) plays a critical role in supporting ARPA-H's mission by providing comprehensive financial and administrative support to Program Managers (PMs) and the broader agency. In this role, you will be responsible for building and managing program budgets and justifications, financial tracking and analysis, supporting solicitation and acquisition materials, and overall tracking and coordination of funding forecasts-to-actuals.

What you will do:

  • Programmatic Support:
    • Assist Program Managers (PMs) with the development and execution of their program budgets, including forecasting, tracking, and analyzing expenditures.
    • Prepare and manage financial documents such as OTAs, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
    • Track and manage program milestones and deliverables, ensuring compliance with funding agreements.
    • Monitor and report on program performance metrics, providing insights to PMs and leadership.
  • Financial Management:
    • Develop and maintain financial models and forecasts for assigned programs.
    • Analyze financial data and trends, identifying potential risks and opportunities.
    • Prepare financial reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ensure compliance with all Federal financial regulations and agency policies.
  • Administrative Support:
    • Manage program contracts and awards, coordinating with contracting officers and legal counsel.
    • Organize and facilitate program meetings and workshops.
    • Prepare correspondence and presentations for various audiences.
    • Manage travel and other program expenses.
  • Collaboration:
    • Work effectively with a diverse team of ARPA-H staff, including Program Managers, scientists, engineers, and administrative professionals.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with external partners, including performers and grant recipients (research teams), contractors, and other government agencies.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a financial management role, preferably in a government or research environment.
  • At least 1 year experience supporting DARPA or related Federal “ARPA” agencies (IARPA, ARPA-E, HSARPA).
  • Strong understanding of Federal financial regulations and accounting principles.
  • Experience working with OTAs, grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
  • Experience with financial modeling tools.
  • U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency is required.
  • Active Public Trust or ability to obtain.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience supporting federal or commercial health agency/organization is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the biomedical research landscape a plus.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3800+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.