Contracts Analyst supports the Contracts Officer by reviewing and analyzing contracts as well as managing the contracts to ensure the company is fulfilling its contractual obligations.
Participates in proposal planning and administration of current contracts
Understands and interprets Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other contractual terms
Prepares contract briefs and revisions summarizing contractual requirements, key point of contacts and budgets
Supports the Contract Officer in establishing and updating Contracts department’s policy and procedures
Maintains database and/or central repository of all existing contracts in accordance with organizational policy and procedures
Maintain a detailed audit file for each contract which will include original contract, all authorization and correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, payment schedules
Serves as a liaison between the project staff and client and/or subcontractor contract staff; helps the project staff monitor contract performance, including the reporting and status of subcontractor and prime deliverables
Prepares and disseminates information to appropriate employees regarding contract status, facilitate contractor meetings. (75% expenditure letter, end dates, exercised option years)
Ensures that contractor is in compliance with legal requirements, company specifications and government regulations
Provides contract financial summaries on a monthly and/or quarterly basis and ensure contract execution in accordance with the contract and company policy
Performs closing activities as needed in colloboration with the Financial Operations Specialist and/or Manager
Analyzes and mitigates financial (resource and budget management) and compliance (Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)) risk; Work with the project staff to ensure adequate resources are utilized to complete the project, and project expenditures and performance are within government regulations / contract terms
Investigates and resolves or referring as appropriate disputes/complaints in accordance with contractual requirements
Obtains internal and external approvals in accordance company policy and contract stipulations. Tracks and maintains government assessments of Acumen on Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)
Any application without a cover letter will not be considered. Transcripts are not required, however highly preferred and may be requested. We are excited to review your application and look forward to seeing how you may best contribute to our work.
Acumen LLC is a rapidly expanding policy research firm dedicated to improving health and social service programs. Small in size with a culture that blends the intellectual challenge of academia with the flexibility and openness of a young and growing company, we are uniquely situated to work on high-impact public sector projects from the private sector. We work in close partnership with local, state and federal government agencies to provide them with advanced econometric modeling, qualitative analysis, technical assistance and software development. Our analysis informs and directly impacts decisions made by government officials on a range of public policy issues, while our corporate environment provides potential for rapid growth and advancement for those with initiative and a desire to learn.