FMS Program Analyst

Washington D.C., United States

Posted on 11/18/2020

Position Details




Professional Services / Military & Defense

Job Level:

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


Will act as an FMS Program Analyst for an Army Product Office.  Analyzes international foreign military sales (FMS) financial data processes, and assess processes for FMS cost, transactions, financial data documentation requirements, and program planning/scheduling.  Will develop/enhance processes for preparation of and utilization of FMS financial databases, and processes for cost analysis and financial management of FMS cases.  May travel to customer locations as required.  Requires a thorough knowledge of DoD/US Army FMS/LOA policy guidance relating to all aspects of FMS case management or strong FMS financial background.  Experience with the Army financial databases: SOMARDS and GFEBS preferred. B.S Degree with 10 years or M.S. and MBA with 5 years of experience is required.  An active secret security clearance is required. Preference: Experience with US Army Security Assistance Management Directorate FMS programs preferred.  Experience in financial management of foreign military sales cases preferred.


Job duties include:

  • Serves as an FMS Program Analyst within an Army Project Office with the responsibility to assist, advise and execute cost, schedule, and resource management.
  • Prepares briefings, reports, executive summaries and other required documents which detail progress toward assigned milestones. (Material prepared should be of quality and reliability that customer or other decision authority can easily understand meaning and context of information.)
  • Performs routine and recurring budget administrative duties which facilitate the conduct of more complex analysis.
  • Provides advice and assistance to Project Office personnel in the development of budget requests and related supporting documentation to include drafting procedural instructions, policy guidance and estimating funding needs for various administrative programs.
  • Reviews and analyzes accounting system computerized reports.
  • Develops and presents recommendations for close-out and cleanup of legacy (Standard Operation and Maintenance Army Research & Development System (SOMARDS) and General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) accounts, transactions, and contracts.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance to customer’s staff on business process, legacy system retirement, and target system implementation.
  • Experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funding (Admin and Case) a significant plus.
  • Assists with Joint Reconciliation Program (JRP), Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) processes
  • Participates in meetings with customers, senior Army officers and civilians, government action officers and other vendors to gather and integrate data, assist with project scheduling and track progress of assigned work segments


Education Requirements:

  • BS/BA plus 10 years' experience
  • MS/MBA plus 5 years' experience
  • PHD plus 3 years' experience



  • FMS experience
  • Experience with GFEBS IDOCs


Required Skills:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Significant experience in Microsoft Office based programs to produce financial reports and briefs


Required Experience:

  • FMS Pricing and Availability
  • Financial Management experience in a Government office
  • Experience using Government Financial Management databases to produce analytical products
  • Experience working independently within a specific timeline and producing financial reports supporting and acquisition program office