Budget and Acquisition Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Security Clearance Requirement
U.S. Citizenship
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.  


The Joint, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Interagency Division provides expert support services to a range of customers spanning across the Department of Defense, Federal Civilian, and international markets. JOID provides a diverse portfolio of analytical and programmatic capabilities to help our customers make informed decisions on their most challenging issues.


The Acquisition and Technology Analysis Group within JOID specializes in the application of multi-disciplinary analytic skills to support multiple clients within the Department of Defense (DoD). These clients include the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)), DARPA, the Joint Staff, and USINDOPACOM. SPA provides critical decision support to enabling and executing a strategy of technological superiority and enabling the delivery and sustainment of secure, resilient, and preeminent capabilities to the warfighter quickly and cost effectively. Our team of experienced military, technical, and operations research analysts is skilled in evaluating military problems, identifying the driving factors, devising innovative approaches, collecting applicable data, developing necessary software tools, and performing thorough and timely assessments to inform technology and acquisition governance decisions to ensure U.S. military forces retain military superiority in the future.


We have a near-term need for a Budget and Acquisition Analyst to provide onsite support in Alexandria, VA.


Successful candidates will be familiar with Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) and can create Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs), Purchase Requests (PRs), and Interagency Agreements (IAA) on direct cite and reimbursable funding types executing RDT&E funds to agencies to procure services for organizations’ projects. Will perform quality control each quarter to provide input to the Dormant Account Review Quarterly (DAR-Q) by researching each requisition-unliquidated obligation that is over 90 days of being dormant. Contact project performers and their contracting entities to determine if the unliquidated balances reported on the quarterly will be invoiced or the funds will be returned. Provide monthly updates to offices routine budget and spending reports by updating the financials each month on commitments, obligations, and expenditures to track obligation/expenditures benchmarks and provide monthly status updates on aged open commitments by communicating with the receiving agencies on providing a 448-2 (Acceptance of MIPR) and/or contract award. Coordinate with the financial manager to ensure executed projects are tracked in the spend plan and provide status updates of each MIPR, PR, and IAA.



  • B.S. in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • U.S. citizenship
  • 8+ years of DoD financial analysis or budgeting experience
  • Experience coordinating with organizations to reconcile payments: preparing MIPRs, PRs, IAAs, 7600s, and other required documents in Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI) for the execution of funding
  • Experience drafting or reviewing execution documentation including but not limited to IGCEs, SOW, 7600A, 7600B, Determination and Findings (D&F), and Best Interest (BIDs)
  • Experience interpreting the tracking of funds for assigned projects and communicating with personnel to improve efficiency
  • Comfortable engaging with senior personnel, developing budget recommendations, and providing written or verbal assessments supporting financial recommendations (risk, reward, timelines, etc.) in real-world impact terms


  • DoD Secret clearance
  • Experience with DoD financial activity/oversight systems, e.g., Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI), Hyperion, G-Invoicing, Dormant Account Review Quarterly (DAR-Q), or Comptroller XML (R-2) Exhibits
  • Well organized with proficiency using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Planning, Programming, Budgeting, & Execution (PPBE) process


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