The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 11-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group (TMG) is a Life Science company supporting biomedical, clinical, and scientific research projects for Government, Academia, and Commercial companies. We sourcing for two Senior Financial Analysts for a future opportunity in Alexandria, VA.

The person will be assigned as a DASD (RM) Senior Financial Analyst and shall provide DASD (RM) with senior-level financial, analytical, and management support. The person will assist in generating expert-level written and verbal communications for audiences at the senior levels of government, congressional staff, and combatant commands and will be called upon to demonstrate the versatility and ability to adapt to dynamic senior-level headquarters operations tempo.

Required Education:

a. A Bachelor's Degree (or higher).
b. Minimum of five (5) years experience with DoD Program, Planning, Budget
Execution (PPBE). Includes four (5) years experience with the Office of Secretary of Defense, Military Department Headquarters level.
c. Experience with OSD DAI and EBAS Financial Systems.
d. Four (4) years' experience
e. Clearance: Active Secret

Desired Education:

a. Ten (10) years experience with DoD Program, Planning, Budget Execution (PPBE). Includes four (5) years experience with the Office of Secretary of Defense, Military Department Headquarters level.
b. Experience with OSD DAI and EBAS Financial Systems.
c. Four (4) years experience


The Financial Management Support staff provides direct support to RMO Director and indirect support to the Sustainment Front Office and the Offices of the Deputy Directorates within Sustainment. The RMO fiscal activities fulfill Sustainment-wide requirements rather than support specific directorates (or offices) within Sustainment. Members of this team may also support other central RMO functions such as contracts/acquisition management and financial management support. The Contractor shall be responsible for the following functions:

a. Funds Control. Responsible for the initial review and analysis of requests for funds
release submitted to the Comptroller. This review and analysis ensure the fiscal integrity of the request and ensures the required documentation is included. This task also required timely and accurate maintenance of financial controls for all accounts that are within the scope of responsibilities of the RMO Director. The controlled funds consist of Sustainment's appropriated and budgeted out-year funds, sub-allocations from military services and other defense agencies, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs), and Interagency Agreements with non-defense federal organizations. Responsibilities include maintenance of relevant financial data, programming of funds into the financial database, reconciliation between source documents and systems, redistribution of allocations within the system, ad hoc reporting of system data, routine checks and balances to guarantee accuracy, and special projects, as required.

b. Funds Transfer. This functional area relates to the processing of funding allocation to
Sustainment from the Office of Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) and other sources, and the subsequent issuance of sub-allocations to varied allotment holders. Responsibilities include daily funds reconciliation, reprogramming, problem-solving, and maintenance of functional-related documentation.

c. General Ledger Accounting. Responsible for updating and validating commitment and obligation transactions, correction, and reconciliation of Sustainment accounts maintained in the Defense Agency Initiative (DAI). This task includes extensive analysis and reconciliation with RMO's internal financial management reporting process, monthly reports distribution, and varying levels of problem-solving.

d. Additional tasks performed under this functional area include record keeping, filing, researching, documenting, file maintenance, spreadsheet manipulation and maintenance, and other financial management administrative or functional support such as preparing and updating PowerPoint presentations and preparing financial reports, charts, and graphs.

e. Obligations Follow-up. Collect obligating documents, performs data analysis and
validates funding data elements, updates the accounting system, and provides information for validation controls. This responsibility requires timeliness and accurate data entry in the DAI financial system. The financial staff follows the progress of all obligation document discrepancies and works with the appropriate Program, Contracting, and/or Financial Office(s) to obtain the necessary corrective action. Discrepancies must be resolved in a timely fashion and reported once a resolution is achieved. The financial staff is also responsible for follow-up on open commitments, distributing the obligation documents to the appropriate Program Manager, Contracting Office and/or Financial Office to maintain complete files of the account obligation documents for audit purposes.

f. Unliquidated Obligation (ULO) Management. The financial staff's ULO responsibilities include identifying the reimbursable and direct accounting records that are in an out-of balance condition, reconcile the accounts, prepare corrective packages to recommend a resolution of the out-of-balance condition, ensure packages are worked to completion and validate remaining ULOs. The objective of the review process is to ensure that obligations and expenditures are posted correctly in the accounting system and validate the reconciled ULOs with the contracting activity, executing agents, administrative contracting office, program manager, etc. The team must maintain financial documentation to support the audit of transactions posted in the financial system. Responsibilities include supporting Sustainment's Tri-annual Reviews and/or Dormant

g. Account Review-Quarterly (DAR-Q). The financial staff must compile expenditure
information from available systems and provide ULO metrics and status updates.
Research of ULOs may involve reconciliation with External Entities and Systems. The performance of the various functional areas requires extensive knowledge and experience with reconciliation tools and the various DoD financial and disbursing systems. The financial staff is responsible for working with the WHS Financial Management Directorate (FMD) and Acquisition Directorates to reduce or close-out unused validated ULO balances.

h. Assist with Budget Planning. It is periodically necessary to maintain parallel versions of the budget – the live budget and the planning budget. Because the planning budget will most likely overlay the live budget, duplicative changes are sometimes required. The planning cycles often extend for a period of one month or less, operate at a fast-moving pace and may involve extensive detailed interactions with the Comptroller staff and Program Office personnel. These tasks require close attention to detail, clear documentation and consistency as well as a clear focus on the process.

i. Assistance Tracking Budget and Planning Documents. Planning documents contain a summary narrative and fiscal data related to a specific technical program. They are prepared by the RMO; then, processed through the Comptroller's Office to other approving agents for ultimate program approval funding. Once the planning documents have been approved, certain financial transactions occur within the financial systems and the documents are filed for future references and archived for history. During the document processing, assistance is required to track the movement of the documents and to ensure the proper individuals have been given the documents for review. After approval, the task requires that transactions be processed, and documents be appropriately logged.

j. Provide support for preparing requisitions and supporting documentation for sensitive (Personally Identifiable Information (PII)) related transactions involving salary and pay for Fellows and Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements (IPA).

k. Provide reporting and statistical expertise that utilize available reporting tools and
financial management systems to develop and maintain financial, execution, and business process metrics.

l. Daily support to the Director of RMO Manager and various Sustainment offices. Areas of responsibilities are budgetary and administrative in nature. Primary duties include review, analysis and creation of funding documents; tracking of internal and external documents; direct interaction with executing agents to ensure document processing; updates to and maintenance of financial systems; preparation of ad hoc reports, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, narrative, and special projects and other budgetary and administrative related functions as required. Contractor staff will be expected to interact (in writing and verbally) with personnel internal and external to DoD.


TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages including health insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and PTO; EAP; 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

Contact Information:

If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact or Christina Jack at

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