Junior Financial Analyst (Government Contracts)

Porter Novelli

Analyst Full Time

Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Dublin, Mexico City, Canada & Brussels. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build the internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart.

This is a temporary to permanent position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Government Client Budget Management and Invoicing

  • Management of Federal government billing to ensure deadlines are met, relevant financial updates are provided, and billing is in compliance with contract and all other applicable government rules and regulations
  • Manage administrative aspects of major client budgets, including tracking and reporting of real-time budget status
  • Serve as liaison between government contract account staff and accounting department
  • Process and track vendor and independent contractor invoices
  • Work with back office accounting team to get vendor payments released when government client payments are received

Federal Government Contracting and Compliance

  • Review and approve vendor invoices and expense reports related to government contracts to ensure that they are in compliance with relevant Federal or state regulations
  • Participate in Federal government new business procurement process to ensure the financial strategy and pricing is developed with an understanding of government requirements and agency profit and project requirements
  • Ensure Federal government client invoices are paid on or about their due date and that teams are alerted when payments are received
  • Work with government client account managers to accurately track and project manpower needs and fee projections on an overall contract term and month-by-month basis

Additional Duties:

  • Process office invoices
  • Process expense reports for senior executives
  • Ensure credit checks are completed for new government clients
  • Additional duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills:

  • One to two years of finance experience in an agency or consulting environment
  • Willingness to learn about Federal government contracting and compliance
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel; solid Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and balance shifting priorities under tight deadlines
  • Ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with staff, clients and vendors
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or other quantitative/analytical disciplines