Federal Cost Accountant

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Posted: 04/17/2019 Industry: Accounting Job Number: 170639 Pay Rate: $30.00-40.00
  • The Accountant will be responsible for appropriate application of the GES cost analysis process on sales pursuits to win work for the company.
  • Works collaboratively with cost volume lead and proposal team members in preparation of high-quality cost models, automated cost forms, and cost narratives, when appropriate; advocating necessary improvements and ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations and all relevant forms, representations, certifications, and applicable cost disclosure statement.
  • Supports the development of pricing using RFP-provided information/estimates, pricing model, proposal structure, and pricing strategy for a variety of contract vehicles (e.g., Labor Hour, Cost Plus, Time and Material, Firm Fixed Price).
  • Complies with regional Estimating System policy, providing suggestions/recommendations for improvement.
  • Understands and applies guidance/direction contained in: Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Truth-in-Negotiation Act (TINA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and DCMA and DCAA auditing principles.
  • Supports analysis of alternative scenarios for competitive and compliant pricing.
  • Proofs and edits cost narrative documents for accuracy and consistency.
  • Participates in cost review meetings (internal and/or client), as appropriate.
  • Coordinates production of Excel-based cost forms (printing, copying, verifying).
  • Ensures compliance with quality, safety, and BeyondZero program to promote an incident and injury free culture.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 8 years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience for a total of 12 years.
  • Must understand the cost analysis process.
  • Experience with the preparation of successful price proposals (e.g., Labor Hour, Cost Plus, Time and Material, Firm Fixed Price) is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly with MS Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (and other languages, as applicable) with a strong business background
  • Must be willing and able to travel, work may be required after hours and on weekends, and sometimes on short notice.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance necessary for position.





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