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Project Control Analyst

Project Control Analyst

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Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

Job Title:  Project Control Analysts


Job Location:  Vienna, Virginia

Security Clearance:  Must be a clearable for a US Government Clearance

Job Responsibilities

  • Trace System Operations Project Control Analysts are responsible for all aspects of overall planning, tracking, analysis and reporting of projects of varying contract type, size, complexity and levels of risk, while complying with financial policies & procedures for all programs and projects.
  • Provide cost control analysis support to the Program/Project/Task Managers, while constantly interacting with Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Contracts personnel and other Finance Departments within the organizations.
  • Conducts audits and analysis of their organization’s direct and indirect costs, and reviews their practices and procedures, ensuring that labor and non-labor charges are approved, allowable, and processed in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the financial forecast, commitments, and expenditures while maintaining cost/schedule baselines.
  • Develop and maintain Estimates at Completion (EACs) & related cost analyses.
  • Support all related financial policies, supporting all invoicing requirements, performing risk management, performing projection analyses of cash flow & profitability for the program, completion of all internal and external contract/program financial deliverables, supporting IPRs, supporting proposal & BOE inputs & reviews, supporting all internal/external audit requirements.
  • The PCAs will contribute to the team through statistical reporting, analyzing, estimating, and auditing.
  • Prepares written and verbal reports to management regarding cost schedule variances and provides data & reporting formats for various types and levels of program reviews.
  • Capabilities include proficiency in Microsoft (MS) Office including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power-Point, MS Access, and MS Project.
  • Ensures adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and all Corporate policies and procedures as they relate to contract financials.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated capability to forecast, identify variances from a project plan / pricing, provide first-level financial analysis to a PM, and take proactive steps to manage project Cost/Schedule/Performance.
  • Understanding of the different contract types, i.e. CPFF, FP, T&M
  • Demonstrated experience in reconciling invoices, weekly financial status reports, and monthly close-out documents.
  • Must be skilled in Microsoft Business Suite, particularly using advanced Excel capabilities and functions such as macros, lookups, pivot tables, and dynamic charts and graphs.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Deltek Costpoint.
  • Demonstrated understanding of account receivable, accounts payable, and payroll applications.
  • Able to maintain all project financials in a compliant manner according to company policy and procedures.
  • Must be a US Citizen.


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent and three (3) years or more of related experience in the Intelligence Community.   In lieu of a degree, each year of direct-related work experience can be accepted as 1 year of education toward a degree. 

Security Clearance

  • Must be a clearable for a US Government Clearance


To Apply:

We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:   #jointracesystems

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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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