Financial Analyst – Bids and Proposals (New Grad - Plano, TX)

Full time Full day
Plano, TX


Role Summary/Purpose

We are seeking an entry level Bid and Proposal Analyst for the Space & Sensors $300M+ bid and proposal team. Successful candidate will demonstrate skills in analysis of the proposal process for a deadline driven public company. Candidate should have strong attention to detail, strong Excel skills, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment. This role requires quick and detailed financial thinking at both a macro and micro level.

Job Description:

  • Compile and analyze bids and proposals timely

  • Report weekly metrics for bid submissions, closure, profitability, and overall progress vs. forecast and annual operating plan (AOP)

  • Assist with identification and development of process improvements to streamline reporting and team efficiency

  • Participate in the strategic growth plan for awards and help with analysis of long term growth strategy

  • Provide financial analysis on government contracts, including actuals, estimate to complete (ETC), estimate at complete (EAC) and Earned Value (EV) based on inputs from the program team for regularly occurring program reviews

  • Ensure all bids confirm to company policy and approval requirements

  • Provide forward looking financial analysis on product lines to key stakeholders

  • Monitor and analyze estimates, report cost and schedule performance against baseline

  • Convert proposed costs to contract budgets and performs financial budget tracking for contracts

  • Maintain current, accurate and complete files that support financials

  • Plan, facilitate, and implement ad hoc analyses to support decision-making

  • Help streamline, document, and simplify processes and procedures

  • Special projects as needed to support financial management and business units

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

  • GPA of 3.0 or greater

Preferred Skills:

  • CPA and/or MBA

  • Public company experience

  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint (ERP) and Deltek Cobra

  • Experience with Propricer application

  • Financial Inventory Management experience

  • Objective thinker, problem solver with ability to execute challenging tasks to completion

  • Experienced DoD programs (all services and agencies) and International programs (DCS and FMS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

  • Experience collaborating with other Program Managers, Business Development Managers, Product Lines, finance, accounting, FP&A and Engineering functions

  • Ability to develop broad, cooperative relationships with numerous groups and individuals, even when having no direct authority over them.

  • Strong attention to detail and strong desire to move up in the organization

  • Strong work ethic and willingness to ensure follow-through

  • Flexibility to work in a fast paced dynamic organization

  • Highly proficient with MS Office; strong Excel skills required

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