PAE, Inc Principal Financial Analyst in Ashburn, Virginia

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Principal Financial Analyst

Working in combination with the Business Unit Director and Corporate Finance Resources, the Principal Financial Analyst will drive the financial performance of at $60M+ Business Unit with multiple IDIQs and Task Orders. In this role, you will develop Business Cases and Financial Plans for investments in the current operation (including Pricing Strategies) as well as longer term strategic growth into ancillary service offerings.

This is not a PCO or bookkeeper job. We are looking for a true business person to add business skills to an existing technical team that is successfully delivering on customer expectations.

  • Successful applicant will need skills in financial analysis/budgeting/reporting, long range planning, pricing/sales, bid and approach costing and pricing of all, but especially new activities.

  • Must be a decisive multi-tasker who can interpret all division level financial data; must be capable of forecasting cost information/cost issues that need to be addressed with Program

  • Managers, Finance, and other Management, as required.

  • Previous experience utilizing Fixed Unit Pricing methodologies, efficiency tracking tools and identifying key business drivers is a must.

  • May assist Corp Finance resources in managing the invoice process from end-to-end; participate in daily meeting/coordinate with the billing staff to produce accurate invoices for review/submission to customers.

  • Capable of leading a detailed review with management and other corporate leaders on financial effects of various costs and pricing schemes as well as monthly Business Reviews.

  • Support proposal development and pricing, as required.

  • Analyze costs for existing and proposed activities to derive best solutions for each effort.

  • Conduct cost analyses for various activities and recommend pricing approaches and values for activities such as:

  • Bid Reviews; Wage Determination Rate Updates; Provide pricing support for complex TO bids and smaller opportunities; Improve team financial knowledge; On-going advice/counsel to PMOs; Work with Global Supply Chain/PMOs and leadership on best-cost scenarios; Join bid evaluations; Pricing Scenarios; Costs to perform for various FUP tasks; Value of discounting; IDIQ rates v TO discounting; Other tasks as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline from an accredited institution, or equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.

  • 12 plus years of related experience in finance, including government contracting experience for multiple type contracts (FFP, CPFF, T&M).

  • Strong knowledge of budgets, estimates at completion, and projections.

  • Experience with costing activities and pricing FUP rates for government contracts.

  • Possess strong communications and interpersonal skills; ability to clearly communicate with individuals among executive leadership.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Knowledge of principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership, service delivery methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities, schedules, and budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with complex Federal Government contracts.

  • Experience with financial, cost estimation, and pricing in a Government Litigation Support environment.

  • Experience in Deltek, CostPoint, and SharePoint

  • Experience driving the review and analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and plans; and, developing strategies and prices for improving or further leveraging these plans.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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