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Sr. Program Control Analyst

Req ID #:  40024

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



Job Summary

We are seeking a Sr. Program Control Analyst to join our Finance team located in Wilmington, MA. 


The Sr. Program Control Analyst is a dual role providing both accounting/finance and contract administration related expertise in support of Charles River’s Government Contracts.  Lead all financial aspects of assigned government contracts from proposal, execution and monitoring, through contract closeout. Prepare and maintain official contract records. Work in a cross-functional environment with Operations, Business Development, Legal, Finance and Accounting team members.

  • Manage Request for Proposal (RFP) functions for all government cost proposals including pre-award, post award and all modifications as required.
  • Work closely with operations professionals and Proposal Manager to establish Basis of Estimates (BOE) and assess pricing scenarios. Prepare cost estimates and support all financial aspects of Business Proposals, change order proposals and contract modifications.
  • Participate in negotiation of final proposals, relevant internal reviews, and external question and answer process.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret contracts and related documents and apply information to invoicing and financial reporting practices. 
  • Compile and analyze cost data; prepare forecasts and estimates at completion (EAC) to ensure contract budget and/or specific limitations are not exceeded.
  • Establish time phased budgets and forecasts in support of Business Finance Controllers with annual operating plans and forecast updates.
  • Work closely with collections group to ensure timely and accurate collection of government accounts receivable; work with customer to resolve any invoicing issues.
  • Perform contract closeout actions; assist with award protest, contract disputes, claims and other issues as necessary.
  • Perform subcontract administration including budgeting and vendor invoice approval.
  • Oversee government property administration and reporting.
  • Coordinate and partner with procurement to support Small Business Subcontracting Plans and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX, FAR, CAS and other regulatory requirements.
  • Advise management on contractual rights and obligations.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum requirements for the Sr. Program Control Analyst position. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent.
  • Seven years related experience in government contracts with emphasis on program finance, billings, and contract administration. Knowledgeable of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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