Budget-Financial Analyst/Project Administrator - Kuwait (Secret Clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Financial Analysis
Kuwait City, Kuwait

REQ#: RQ93783

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT has an exciting opportunity available for a Budget-Financial Analyst / Project Administrator supporting our Regional Support Center in SWA at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  This position requires someone with a current and active Secret clearance.

The role supports the Regional Southwest Asia Operations, with primary duty location in Kuwait.  This position requires an individual who is self-motivated, suitably experienced, qualified, and able to follow instructions clearly but also able to make command decisions on the spot in order to achieve the aims of the organization. This is a dual role position serving time providing customer service for program within Southwest Asia and examining past budgets and analyzing economic and financial developments that affect the organizations income and expenditures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  This position requires eligibility to obtain a Kuwaiti Work Permit.  Effective January 1, 2021, Kuwait will not issue a Work Permit to an individual who is 60 years of age or older and has only a high school education.

Role responsibilities:

  • Maintains a positive and friendly company image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, customers, vendors, and government officials in person, online, and via telephone.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of country VISA, entry/exit, driving, and travel policies.
  • Maintain records for staff office space, phones, company fuel cards, and office keys.
  • Maintain contact lists.
  • Maintain inventory of all office supplies and placing orders for replenishment is needed.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system.
  • Maintain proper flow of office procedures and all administrative activities.
  • React quickly and appropriately to emergency situations.
  • Assist colleagues whenever necessary.
  • Handle administrative requests and queries from leadership.
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports.
  • Prepare daily/weekly reports and other projects as needed.
  • Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, scanning, mail distribution and filing.
  • Answer phones promptly and uses good judgment to prioritize the distribution of messages in a timely manner.
  • Records minutes at various meetings and archives them accordingly.
  • Increase the operating efficiency by the continual development, review and evaluation of systems and procedures.
  • Coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies.
  • Create and update records and databases with personnel, financial and other data.
  • Develop and update administrative systems to make them more efficient.
  • Provide general support to visitors.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements as needed.
  • Foster positive and productive client relationships.
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Role responsibilities:

  • Provide budget and financial reports showing expenditure of funds and trend analysis of rates of expenditures.
  • Provide financial consultation to management by providing guidance on budgetary process, budgeting formulation, and budget execution.
  • Maintain a history of Customer Tracking Numbers [CTNs] for expenditures, as well as review contract modifications for funding, de-obligation of funds, and transfer of funds.
  • Inform program management of the status and availability of funds.
  • Ensure the organization’s budget adheres to legal regulations.
  • Prepare, maintain, and analyze balance sheets, income statements, and other financial records and reports.
  • Submit budget recommendations for approval or rejection of funding requests.
  • Explain and defend recommendations to management and stakeholders
  • Combine all the program budgets together into a consolidated organizational report and review all funding requests for merit.
  • Reviewing budget proposals and funding requests.
  • Submit budget recommendations for approval or rejection of funding requests.
  • Explain and defend recommendations to management and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with managers to develop final consolidated budget.
  • Ensure the organization’s budget adheres to legal regulations.
  • Oversee expenditure and identify trends in spending.
  • Make forecasts for future budget needs.
  • Prepare periodical and special reports.
  • Present financial data, progress, and performance metrics information for briefings and other presentations.
  • Monitor disbursements (such as payments to vendors) and research problems to identify issues and recommend corrections
  • Conducting cost/benefit and other types of analyses.
  • Monitor organizational spending to ensure that it is within budget.
  • Compare actual to budgeted results at the end of each reporting period, and report on significant variances.
  • Estimate future financial needs.
  • Responsible for the adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing policies and procedures.    
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

The Ideal Candidate must have:

  • Must have an active U.S. Government SECRET clearance.
  • BA or equivalent and 3 years related experience.
  • (One year of professional service may be substituted for one year of academic requirements to fulfill the bachelors degree requirement. Master’s degree is preferred but not required.)
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Proven experience as budget analyst
  • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Understanding of budgeting and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent mathematical ability and ability to think critically.
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to meet internal paperwork requirements.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of legal regulations pertaining to budgeting.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when there are no policies or procedures in place.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding and deal with problems involving multiple variables in a variety of situations.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. This is because the job involves preparing, presenting, and often defending budget proposals when presenting them to decision makers.
  • Exceptional electronic spreadsheet construction skills.
  • Experience working in hostile and austere environments.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience in a forward-facing customer support role.
  • Excellent customer presence as well as verbal and written communication skills.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.