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Financial Management / BFM Task Lead 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States Military with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of The Columbia Group, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Flexible Spending Account, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving ten (10) paid Federal holidays.

We are searching for a BFM Task Lead to join our team in Washington, DC ! The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide financial and management support for DDG 51 budget development, documentation, revision, update, and associated reporting in compliance with Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and President’s Budget (PB) submission timelines. 
  • Track and assess programmatic changes, cost changes, quantity changes, and budgetary implications for each submission cycle.
  • Demonstrate expertise in budget related Information Technology (IT) systems and databases to include, but not limited to, the Programming and Budgeting Information System (PBIS) Database, PBIS Web, PDOCS, RDOCS, COBRA, and the Budget Planning System (BPS).  
  • Provide budgetary control monitoring, issue paper generation, and issue detail queries as needed using the PBIS Database.  
  • Support development and update of P-exhibits, R-exhibits, IT exhibits, and BOCS exhibits for the DDG 51 program using associated IT systems. 
  • Update and maintain the BPS for Outfitting and Post Delivery throughout the budget cycle.  
  • Maintain supporting budgetary documentation used to track and defend budget submissions to resources sponsor (OPNAV), Navy Comptroller – Financial Management Branch (FMB), OSD Comptroller, and Congress. 
  • Provide support for out-year budgetary forecasting, conducting cost analysis to determine and justify program positions and budgetary adjustments.  
  • Conduct analysis, report financial risk, and advise the Government of strategies to mitigate the impact of financial risks to the program.
  • Provide overarching budget and financial support for the POM process.  
  • Prepare relevant briefing material, back up material, and supplemental documentation to support program justification.  
  • Assist in the preparation of DDG 51 NAVSEA Form 7300s submissions by program offices, Navy field activities, and other stakeholders.  This person will consolidate and track the estimates in alignment with program office requirements and budgets.
  • Compile 7300s to account for total ship GFE costs and conduct analyses for budgetary health.
  • Participate in GFE PARM reviews.  This person will analyze PARM data from 7300s, SCN ER data, and actual financial performance (Navy ERP), and provide results at least 48 hours before the PARM review.
  • Include identification of discrepancies, burn rate analysis, obligation, and expenditure analysis. 
  • The contractor will identify, track and assist in completion of financial-related action items from PARM reviews.
  • Liaison with stakeholders, and assist in tracking GFE/PARM/system budgets, obligation phasing plans, and cash allocations to ensure alignment with program financial positions.
  • Provide expertise with the NAVSEA Enterprise Planning System (NEPS), or other approved task planning system of record, and all of its functionality, and shall assist technical managers and performing activities in the submission and update of Task Planning Sheets (TPSs).
  • This person will track changes in allocations to include amounts and explanations.  This person will be able to provide history reports at a task level basis that explain any allocation changes over time.
  • Assist in the development, updating, and maintenance of program project structures in Navy ERP.  This person will comply with General Equipment-Construction in Progress (GE-CIP), or other audit requirements, in budget structure management.  
  • Assist  in the management of budget allocations from FMB and the NAVSEA comptroller in the Navy ERP.  This person will obtain and maintain Financial Accounting Data Sheet (FADS) records for budget allocations from FMB.  
  • Assist in preparing Funds Allocation Forms and supplemental data to support allocation and reallocation of funds in Navy ERP. and track Navy ERP cash allocations, budgetary alignment, and identify discrepancies and root cause.
  • Leverage proficiency in various accounting systems (e.g. Navy ERP, EDW, COBRA) to prepare funding documents or Procurement Requests (PRs) in accordance with Government approved funding plans to facilitate program execution.  This includes gathering of requirement information (i.e. Billing Elements, POCs), assisting in the preparation of statements of work and supporting documentation
  • Develop, update, and maintain obligation and expenditure phasing plans for the duration of the appropriated funds.  The obligation and expenditure phasing plans shall align with the program allocation plan and annual spending targets.  This person will use trend analysis and expert opinion in phasing plan development.  
Position Requirements

Required Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
  • 10 years of professional experience leading a complex and high value financial team, including 5 years DoD/Navy financial management.
  • 5 years of supervisory experience,  financial system expertise; and experience communicating with SES / Flag level.
  • An active Secret security clearance.


Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Master's degree in related field from an accredited institution.
  • DAWIA Level III BFM Certification; Additional certifications in PM and Cost Estimating
  • Over 10 years of professional experience leading a complex and high value financial team, including 5 years DoD/Navy financial management
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Navy Financial Program Manager  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number ACC-20-00015  
Location Washington, DC Client Site  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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