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Budget Analyst I – Arlington, VA, (ID# 14530)

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNSP is looking for a Budget Analyst I with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Office of the Chief of Resource Management (RM). Performs various functions involving the control and distribution of funds in DS’s financial systems for assigned Bureau appropriations and other funds executed by DS. This work requires three key disciplines: 1) knowledge and skill in the application of current related laws, regulations, policies, and precedents associated with assigned appropriations; 2) knowledge and skills in budget analysis as well as other financial management disciplines; and 3) support the DS goals toward audit success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an analyst within the CFO/Resource Management staff for interfacing and integrating across the Bureau in support of DS Directorates
  • Provides support to the Bureau for planning and analysis of financial operations as well as all aspects of the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution process
  • Support the bureau process and entry into financial systems to include the formulation, justification, presentation, enactment and/or execution phases of the budgetary process for all programs/projects/organizations within the area of responsibility identified
  • Perform budget formulation activities involving the preparation of detailed analyses of annual and/or multi-year budget estimates for assigned organizations/programs that are incorporated into a consolidated budget request
  • Execute budget execution analysis of obligations incurred and actual expenditures of different sources and types of funding, such as one-year, multi-year, and no-year appropriations; reimbursement funds; and transfers of funds from other agencies
  • Provide financial advice, assistance, interpretation and guidance on budget related matters such as types of funding available, effects of budgetary changes, status and use of funds to the Budget Officer, Financial Manager, commanders, etc.
  • Use automated financial management systems and computer-generated products as tools to accomplish financial management objectives.
  • Review, analyze, edit, and consolidate budget submissions
  • Evaluate and interpret legislation, appropriation language, policy, budget directives and estimates, apportionment requests, reprogramming actions and fund allocations to ensure compliance with OMB directives, and Treasury, OSD, and Department guidelines
  • Perform a wide variety of administrative and analytical duties to ensure the successful accomplishment of the Bureau’s budget program for the assigned appropriation area.
  • Execute budget reviews (e.g. compare, interpret, and analyze) for annual budget call relative to the regulations, directives and policies preparing internal guidance to use in developing an integrated budget.
  • Support (e.g. analysis, planning, and evaluation) program and project budget execution performance for Department direction and guidance aligning with the Bureau’s mission assignment roles and expectations
  • Monitor (e.g. financial integration, analyze, and report) program/project commitment, obligation, cost, and workforce status for planned objectives of DS
  • Perform other job related duties as requested

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • This position will not have supervisory or management authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • An Associate’s degree in a Finance, Accounting or related field is preferred
  • Five (5) to Seven (7)  years’ experience in a federal financial office setting to include office policies, practices and procedures as well as experience with accounting
  • Experience working with databases and database management; federal accounting systems preferred
  • Department of State experience preferred but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite applications (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel) to include and current SharePoint application;
  • Organized and have attention to detail and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skill; both oral and written
  • Maintains professional competence and specialized knowledge base by keeping abreast of emerging themes and best practices
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying analytical and evaluate techniques in order to plan, schedule and conduct studies and analyses of financial/budgetary impacts and functions for programs;
  • Knowledge of substantive programs, goals, pertinent laws, and policies in order to analyze and assemble information; and knowledge of organizational techniques, systems and procedures to perform analytical studies.
  • Successfully pass a drug screen and federal background check

 Work Environment:

  • This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment

???????With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

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