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Strategic Analysis, Inc. Financial Analyst (Indianapolis, IN) in Indianapolis, Indiana

Strategic Analysis, Inc. is seeking a versatile individual to provide financial and programmatic support in day-to-day planning, operation, and execution of funds as a Financial Analyst in multiple geographic locations. The Financial Analyst:

  • Analyzes projects and real property by using industry applications for qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessment of complex management processes, systems and mission support programs, such as: statistical research and performance measurement; information systems; management techniques and theories; organizational structure; planning and control systems; and public and congressional liaison policy.

  • Analyzes acquisition financial information flows; designs and operates financial systems; performs special studies; and reports results to improve the overall operational and financial effectiveness for the program/project.

  • Analyzes and interprets financial data to determine cost benefits, performance, trends and forecasts financial probability.

  • Records, classifies, and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and applicable laws and regulations


  • Bachelor Degree (related field preferred)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience assisting in the preparation of budget estimates and justifications; reviewing and editing office budget submissions for reasonableness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and guidelines; monitoring budget and recommending levels of funds needed

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, analytical environment

  • Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests

  • Prior DHS experience preferred

  • Ability to travel on relatively short notice

  • Ability to work collaboratively with all team members and experience developing and maintaining working relationships with high-level officials and technical experts.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Three of the five required years of experience specialized in Government budget formulation and analysis

  • DHS experience preferred

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience with project systems TRIRIGA and FITT

  • Knowledge of Federal Appropriations Law and Government Accounting


Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance within a reasonable period of time. Active Public Trust preferred.

  • Assist with budget formulation, program cost analysis, program cost estimating, and participates in the preparation of program plans/documentation/reports in support of annual and multi-year fiscal planning and Financial Management Reviews (FMR).

  • Review project progress, measure performance and notify the government client of any deviations from existing/current schedule(s) and/or cost(s).

  • Assist in creation of monthly performance Measure Reports that will include progress, cost, and slippage data from each previous month and will estimate the progress for the next month.

  • Assist in performing risk assessments to identify risks (and associated impacts and results) related to performance, schedule, and cost.

  • Assist in managing production of life cycle cost estimates and cost benefit analysis for each project.

  • Perform budget execution and administration work involving the monitoring of obligations incurred and the actual expenditures of funds.

  • Research and validate financial data responses to financial audits and taskings, as assigned.

  • Provide financial management, administrative guidance, and assistance to program managers to ensure sound and timely development of ongoing and proposed projects.

  • Provide Quality Assurance and Quality Control of the financial data in SAP.

  • Facilitate the coordination and preparation of concise, complete, and well-written procurement requests for the initiation and/or continuation of programs/projects.

  • Oversee the development and coordination of budget requirements, descriptive summary submissions, and budget briefs to stakeholders.

  • Review, analyze, and conduct in-depth analysis of funds availability for assigned programs and studies to ensure compliance with funding guidelines, and adequate management control and documentation.

  • Provide financial management, administrative guidance, and assistance to program managers to ensure sound and timely development of ongoing and proposed projects.

  • Draft, edit and/or review documents on process, policy, procedure, and training. Track and analyze financial performance indicators.

  • Attend all Financial Management team meetings and PMO meetings involving financial review Build and provide regular financial reports: Daily/weekly/monthly, spend plans, financial execution plan reports, budget forecast, and funds disbursement.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.