Abacus Technology is seeking a Cost Analyst to review and assess organization and contract costs with a focus on improving business operations and efficiency. This is a full-time position at NASA Headquarters and local offsite facilities.
Allocate costs, collect data, and prepare reports that maintain the company's cost accounting system. Ensure that costs are allocated according to established procedures. Gather historical data on such activities as material purchases, labor, equipment depreciation, repairs, assembly, operating expenses, etc. Investigate cost structures for new and existing areas of the company. Price new services or products by developing unit costs and projecting expenses. Prepare reports that compare budgets with actual expenses. Prepare existing or projected profitability analyses. Recommend, design, or develop revisions to the cost accounting system. Provide specialized analysis in various accounting functions in cost accounting. Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures. Organize and prepare specialized cost reports and maintain financial records. Assess financial operations and make best practices recommendations to management and suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits.
Positions available at multiple experience levels including entry (0-2 years), intermediate (2-5 years), senior (5-11 years), specialist (11-16 years), and senior specialist (16+ years). Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s or graduate degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience. Must have or be willing to attend training in the following areas: CMMI; cybersecurity and sensitive unclassified information awareness; IT security awareness; and NASA elevate privileges. Understanding of accounting standards and industry concepts, theories, and principles. At the specialist and senior specialist levels, must be able to develop and manage complex business solutions with minimal supervision or guidance and handle a wide degree of latitude. At the specialist level, capable of representing the organization and acting as a consultant to management on matters concerning business initiatives. At the senior specialist level, able to serve as the organization spokesperson on projects and/or programs and act as an advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies. Solid communication skills are critical. Must be a US citizen and hold an active Secret clearance.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.