IT Budget Analyst

Kansas City, MO


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website: www.criterion-sys.com.

Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies in support of the Digital Infrastructure Services Center (DISC) contract for the United States Department of Agriculture. DISC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.  

Responsibilities

  • Support budget analysis tasks that include monitoring budget reservations and executions, initiating execution of accounting transactions, analyzing and reconciling transactions with budget plans, and assuring compliance with regulations, directives, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Prepare and maintain business-line level spend plans and track funds reservations and execution by Standard General Ledger (SGL) account.
  • Support internally focused requirements/tasks and provide deliverables, which may include, but are not limited to, the following: reconciliation of accounts and income; assisting with analysis of reports, completion of documentation; preparation of document packages for audit review; and analysis of budget data. 
  • Prepare, submit, and maintain Budget Object Code (BOC) Rollup Summary reports identifying planned requirements, SGL account execution, and expected rest-of-year requirements broken down by Mandatory, Center Capacity, and Discretionary. Additional breakdowns showing current-month and rest-of-year amounts may be required.  The BOC Rollup Summary shall also include a version-over-version explanation of changes to spend plan amounts by BOC Rollup.  The BOC Rollup Summary reports shall be delivered at specified mid-month and end-of-month management briefing dates.
  • Prepare, submit, and maintain monthly Working Capital Fund (WCF) operating plan versus actual variance reporting results and explanations for current fiscal years using the required WCF tool & format.  The reporting results and related information shall be delivered no later than the Thursday immediately preceding the monthly WCF Status of Funds (SoF) reporting deadline (typically the 15th of each month).
  • Prepare, submit and maintain monthly support services plan / actual usage reconciliation report with full-year trend analysis.  The report shall be delivered at the mid-month management briefing. 
  • Support externally focused requirements/tasks and provide deliverables, which may include, but is not limited to, providing other branches, offices, or agencies with budget data and analysis.
  • Both types of support and deliverables (internally focused and externally focused) will require synthesis and presentation of data, development of alternative courses of action, and recommendations to decision makers.
  • Increased requirements associated with end-of-year financial activities will likely result in the need for the employee to provide support that extends beyond a typical/standard work week (i.e. 40 hours) during the month of September.  Requirements may increase by approximately 25% during this timeframe.  The employee shall fully support such requirements.   

Requirements

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of General Accepting Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Problem solving and analysis skills
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience with Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • 2 years’specialized experience performing job specific tasks
  • US Citizenship
  • Able to obtain Public Trust clearance

Preferred

  • Government accounting experience 

Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://criterion-sys.com/careers.


Benefits

Health

Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.

Financial

  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits

Educational

All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Criterion Systems, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make decisions without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Need an Accommodation?

Criterion is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for a position with Criterion and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please send an email with your request to recruiting@criterion-sys.com or call us at 703-942-5800. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.