Senior Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst

Herndon, Virginia, United States | Full-time | Fully remote


We are currently searching for a Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst with a background in Federal contracting to forecast and help plan our federal business.  The successful applicant will be expected to work with client delivery teams and corporate staff to forecast and optimize Ascella’s Business performance through timely, accurate, and actionable analysis.  This person will develop and maintain a comprehensive corporate financial model that details the entire company’s operations and projects future performance.  We need a strong, dynamic analyst who can help us sift through a variety of financial information and metrics and recommend insightful solutions as to how best to model the business.  An ideal candidate will demonstrate structured/logical thinking, a collaborative spirit, and an inquisitive mind.  This person’s ability to collaborate directly with Business Leaders on a regular basis is core to our success.

What you will be doing

  • Providing management with accurate and timely financial reports detailing company and business units’ performance versus established goals and objectives
  • Owning the company’s overall income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow forecast - consolidating inputs from across the broader finance organization
  • Performing quantitative analysis of operational and financial data
  • Building forecasts of future company performance and maintaining dynamic models to support a rolling forecast, including long-term scenario modeling
  • Creating and validating content for executive level presentations and reviews
  • Performing ad hoc analysis for executives, as required
  • Compiling, analyzing, and leading quarterly budget vs. actual reviews with business unit leads
  • Developing an understanding of financial data systems and flow so you can help pinpoint integration opportunities with other data sources/systems
  • Outlining and defining opportunities to re-engineer processes and automate reporting where possible
  • Evaluating opportunities for cost-savings through financial analysis
  • Helping build and manage planning databases by organizing and analyzing a wide range of data sources
  • Partnering with other groups to develop and refine a robust model of the business

What you need to be considered for this role (required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of professional experience in Finance
  • Prior experience working in financial planning and analysis for a government contracting firm
  • Experience creating/using models and an in-depth understanding of a three-statement financial model, including exceptional skills in MS Excel (pivot tables and importing / manipulating data)
  • Proficient in financial systems and other databases with strong skills in data mining and analytics
  • Detail-oriented and proficient in working with large amounts of data from different sources to derive meaningful insights
  • Operations- and results-centric, ability to work with multiple business teams throughout the organization to streamline financial operations and metrics (providing KPIs, monitoring and forecasting in a timely manner, etc.)
  • Strong finance acumen and ability to manage complexity and demonstrate accountability
  • Effective organizational, planning, and time management skills; ability to multitask, act with a sense or urgency, and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent presentation skills – comfortable presenting to and interacting with all levels of management
  • Experience with Tableau or similar BI tools and a mindset for data analytics
  • All employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

What makes you stand out from the crowd (desired)

  • An MBA or other advanced business degree or certification
  • Experience working in a holding or multi-company environment
  • Able to function independently and with minimal supervision
  • DCAA compliance and reporting experience

About Us

Ascella Technologies, Inc. (Ascella) is a minority-owned, Small Business that was founded in 2002 with the mission to deliver value-added services and technology-based solutions that generate real results for Federal agencies. Since our founding, Ascella has provided a wide range of financial management, accounting, system, data analytics, optimization, Agile, and IT support services to various Federal agencies.
Ascella is continuously growing and looking for team members that can help us continue to deliver value-added technology-based solutions. Ascella’s continued success is a reflection of our passion for people.  We hire individuals with valuable experiences, and we strive to place people in roles that let them fully utilize their talents and flourish.  With Ascella, “Your Success is Our Commitment”.

What makes Ascella employees great

  • Innovative Thinkers: From small suggestions to large goals, employee voices are heard and acknowledged.  We encourage employees to come up with creative ideas and give everyone the opportunity to help us define how we do things.  You will have the opportunity to solve real business problems and be challenged to come up with innovative solutions.
  • Lifelong learners: We value lifelong learners who are excited about professional development and personal growth.  At Ascella, employees are part of a company and a culture that encourages continuous improvement of both the organization and our employees.  You will work in a collaborative environment with an experienced, highly capable team that learns from each other, and you will be both challenged and supported in your efforts to learn and grow.
  • Customer-Centric: Ascella is committed to complete customer satisfaction on every project.  Our employees provide our customers with excellent service, proactively coming up with solutions to current and anticipated needs.  The customer experience is an integral part of our mission and values, and you will work alongside people who are focused and dedicated to the commitment of customer satisfaction. 
  • Open Communicators: Transparency and communication are important to us at Ascella.  We have an “open door” policy, and our employees ask questions and share information on a regular basis.  We believe in aligning employee work with overall company objectives and being open about our strategic plan and what we are trying to achieve.  We encourage regular feedback and appreciate employee input on what’s working and what’s not so we can initiate discussions about how to improve our processes.
  • Inclusive: At Ascella, we encourage and embrace diversity in our workforce.  We are committed to being an inclusive organization where all employees feel valued, respected, and engaged.  Our employees have an array of talents, ideas, and experiences that help foster creativity and innovation and drive our success.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Ascella Technologies is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law. Ascella Technologies is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.