Budget/Cost Analyst

Fort Belvoir, VA

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Budget/Cost Analyst to join our growing team.  This position supports a major U.S. Army enterprise network transformation program as they deliver capabilities that provide the full spectrum of network and information services for a globally connected Army that offers Soldiers, Commanders and supporting organizations the ability to access, process and act upon information anytime, anywhere across a Joint Information Environment.  The Budget/Cost Analyst will manage various tasks related to installing network equipment at multiple sites and will collaborate regularly with the government Integrated Product Team (IPT) Leads in support of the mission.

Primary job duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management support necessary for an Army PMO, to include support analysis for the preparation of the Program Objectives Memorandum (POM), spend plans, and various other budget related documents required by the Government.
  • Support the development, analysis, and execution of the budget using Microsoft Access, Excel PowerPoint, Program Planning in SOMARDS, GFEBS, Financial topics, etc.
  • Provide expertise in earned value management, cost analysis, cost estimating, budget planning, tracking and execution.
  • Analyze proposals, and other documentation, to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates; and prepare estimates for selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost realism.
  • Review Basis of Estimate and Rough Order of magnitude data to determine material and labor requirements, and prepare itemized lists, as required. 
  • Prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services, applying specialized methodologies, techniques, or processes.
  • Compute cost factors used for preparing estimates for management and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Direct Army PMO financial management and administrative activities, such as budgeting, manpower and resource planning, and financial reporting.
  • Track funding from CIO/G6 as well as customer funds for reports to Program leadership
  • Evaluate the commitment and obligation rates and report status on all financial related matters to the Business Management Division (BMD).
  • Develop cost breakdown structures, prepare charts, tables, graphs and diagrams to assist in analyzing problems.
  • Prepare status briefings for Program leadership showing manpower levels, investments, and cash flow.

Skills & Requirements

  • Candidates must have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in providing budget and cost to the federal government.
  • Experience working with GFEBS
  • Strong organizational management skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks, management of program and leadership calendars and experience in supporting the day to day operations of a high-visibility program office
  • Understanding of government contracting, budgets, costs and logistics.
  • Capable of using MS Office tools to prepare documents, spreadsheets, and presentations; Microsoft Excel expert user
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, speaking and listening)
  • Proactive attitude to adapt and adjust as necessary to meet short suspense’s and changing mission requirements
  • Self-starter able to manage tasks with little or no supervision


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized and accredited university, or equivalent


  • Active DoD SECRET


  • Springfield/Fort Belvoir


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. US citizenship is mandatory, per contract clearance requirements. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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