Business Financial Professional (BFP) – Level 3

Location: Fort Meade, MD

Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Required Qualifications:

  • Twelve (12) years of DoD, IC or fourteen (14) years of combined DoD, IC and commercial experience in purchasing or finance and a bachelor’s degree with a business focus.
  • Experience in the preparation of reports that reflect programs/project status in areas of cost, schedule and performance.
  • Experience in budget planning, budget preparation and budget execution for acquisition programs. CUSTOMER’s financial management system and its interfaces (currently FACTS and CMIS) experience is preferred.
  • In lieu of a degree, Program Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), or DAWIA Level I in Business/Financial Management, and three
    (3) years of directly related experience for a total of fifteen (15) years of DoD/IC purchasing/finance experience or seventeen (17) years of combined DoD, IC and commercial
    purchasing/finance experience may be substituted.
  • In lieu of certification, an additional two (2) years of directly related experience for a total of seventeen (17) years of DoD/IC purchasing/finance experience or nineteen (19) years of combined DoD, IC and commercial purchasing/finance experience may be substituted.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel to include creating formulas and pivot tables is required. Proficiency with PowerPoint to include importing Excel data into presentations.

Job Description:

  • Business Financial Professional (BFP) Assist in the execution of the Program’s Budget through the creation/maintenance of spend plans, requisitions and their supporting documents.
  • Coordinate financial data with appropriate Government officials, such as Business Financial Managers, Program Managers, Contract Managers, Contracting Officers and Contracting Specialists.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of current resources to support the day-to-day mission activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Level 3 Business Financial Professional (BFP) shall possess the following capabilities:

  • Assist with the validation/completion of Unliquidated Obligations (ULOs).
  • Assist the Government Business Contract Management Offices with conducting End of the Enter requisitions in the CUSTOMER’s financial management system that include all necessary
    information and documentation (PSC#, PAR, SPAT, BER#, Acq Sec# etc.).
  • In CUSTOMER’s financial management system, prepare non-complex Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPR) and Economy Act Orders (EAO) and their associated requisitions.
  • Process incoming MIPRs and EAOs using standard BM&A process to ensure CUSTOMER acceptance.
  • Create and maintain spend plans in the CUSTOMER’s financial management system to document Government-specified requirements.
  • Modify requisitions and associated documentation to comply with Contracting’s guidance to assist in the obligation of funds.
  • Assist Government Program Managers (GPMs) in tracking requirements through execution by tracking and monitoring requisitions through the approval and certification process and to the subsequent destination (either Contracting’s database or the receiving entity).
  • Pull financial reports/data from CUSTOMER systems such as FACTS, CMIS, EDSS, and CDW.
  • Utilize established CUSTOMER acquisition and financial management policies, procedures, regulations and tools.
  • Assist the Government in monitoring of proper financial code usages.
  • Assist the Government in responding to internal and external financial data inquiries.
  • Assist in monitoring expenses against budgets.
  • Assist the Government in coordination, entry, and finalization of basis of estimate data to include current year updates.
  • Provide financial status reports to Government Program and Business Management Offices, recommending specific funding sources, identifying funding shortfalls, and identifying excess
    obligated funding in comparison to burn rates.
  • Prepare financial briefing materials for Government financial reviews.
  • Assist the GPMs by providing data for estimating activities.
  • Assist in the creation of budget or financial planning for an organization, organizational unit, program, or expenditure/cost center to identify potential variances.
  • Coordinate and schedule financial reviews.
  • Provide assistance in analyzing and developing improved policies, plans, methods, procedures, and systems of acquisition management.
  • Assist the Government Business Contract Management Offices with responses to internal and external requests for information.
  • Compile and report on programs and budgets; prepare presentations and other materials to support the CUSTOMER and DoD programming and budgeting processes, and basis of estimates.
  • Prepare program/project and budget information for Government submission to the Office of The Director, National Intelligence (ODNI), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and
  • Prepare tasking requests, point papers, briefing charts, spreadsheets, memos, and other documents within prescribed timelines for Government review.
  • Assist with the interpretation of requests for data and facts; acquire, analyze, and prepare presentations of program and budget data for use in program decision-making.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of funding profiles for programs, projects, or contracts.
  • Assist Government with strategic business planning.
  • Analyze financial data and transactions for appropriate use.

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