Sr. Program Control Analyst

Req ID #:  152666

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US

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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Job Summary

This is a role providing both accounting & finance 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. Work in a cross-functional environment with Operations, Business Development, Legal, Finance and Accounting team members. This role has opportunity to grow as the team lead supporting a group of program and billing analyst.

⦁    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. 
⦁    Support of Business Finance Controllers with annual operating plans and forecast updates. 
⦁    Work closely with collections group & billing analysts 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.
⦁    Coordinate and partner with procurement to support Small Business Subcontracting Plans and reporting.
⦁    Follow compliance with SOX, FAR, CAS and other regulatory requirements.
⦁    Perform all other related duties as assigned.
⦁    Prepare timely monthly & quarterly contract reporting for both internal & external customers

Job Qualifications

⦁    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent.
⦁    Experience:  Seven to ten years related experience in project-based / cost accounting with emphasis on program control/finance, billings, and contract administration. Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and government contracts is considered a plus.
⦁    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
⦁    Certification/Licensure:  None
⦁    Other:  Experience working with NIH, DCAA and/or DCMA preferred.   Strong spreadsheet skills, time management and planning skills, written and verbal communications skills.   . Must possess ability to work independently and within the team to meet deadlines and prepare responses with a high degree of accuracy. Must be highly organized, detail orientated, proactive, resourceful and able to exercise sound judgment. 


Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


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 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 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. 

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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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