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BFM Coordinator 


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 Coordinator 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.  This person will updated 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.  
  • Provide and analyze financial data to assist in developing accurate cost estimates for budget data calls, queries, potential adjustments, etc., based on the use of parametric tools, trend analysis, bottoms-up estimating, and subject matter expert opinion analysis.  
  • Develop, maintain, and provide assumptions, methodology, source data information, and findings to support associated budgetary analysis.
  • Provide overarching budget and financial support for the POM process.  
  • Develop, update, and maintain DDG 51 program 7300 guidance and standard operating procedures.  
  • Maintain proficiency in NAVSEA instructions and guidance for collection of GFE budgetary data, to include 7300 format and descriptions.  As guidance changes, This person will identify impacts, challenges, and risks for the DDG 51 program.  
  • Assist in the preparation of DDG 51 inputs for GFE SCN ER data calls, and consolidate inputs and track estimates in alignment with program budgets. 
  • Participate in GFE PARM review, analyze PARM data from 7300s, SCN ER data,actual financial performance (Navy ERP), and provide results at least 48 hours before the PARM review.  This person will include identification of discrepancies, burn rate analysis, obligation, and expenditure analysis.  
  • Display expertise of 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).
  • Assist in the development of annual task planning guidance for the DDG 51 program.  This includes review of data fields, customized fields, and data selection options annually (at a minimum).  
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
  • 10+ years of DoD Navy / ACAT 1 financial management leadership.
  • An active Secret security clearance.


Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Master's degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
  •  DAWIA Level III BFM Certification; Additional certifications in PM and Cost Estimating.
  • Over 10 years professional experience leading a complex and high value financial team, including 5 years DoD/Navy financial management.
  • 15+ years of DoD Navy / ACAT 1 financial management leadership.
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Financial Analyst  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number ACC-20-00016  
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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