Budget Analyst (Top Secret clearance required)

Arlington, Virginia, United States | IMBSS | Full-time

Lodestar Consulting is currently seeking multiple full-time Budget Analysts (Top Secret Clearance required) ranging from mid- to senior-level experience to join our team. We are a fast-growing small business (named to Inc5000's list of fast growing private companies in America two years in a row and Best Places to Work in 2022), seeking dynamic thinkers and outstanding communicators who want to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and grow with Lodestar Consulting Inc. Our client delivery philosophy combines experienced consultants who have had repeated success in delivering emerging technologies within the Federal Sector with highly knowledgeable client domain experts. We focus on hiring and developing top talent to provide superior support to our clients, and to grow and develop our team for long-term repeatable success. Our team members are experienced, professional, enthusiastic, and able to quickly apply their skills to diverse situations to ensure our client’s needs are met. If you love to solve problems, assist clients in emerging technologies, or simply drive meaningful change for clients, there’s a place for you at Lodestar Consulting.

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Gain a quick understanding of the unique program business processes and establish relationships with stakeholders
  • Perform extensive analysis and research on business process errors/failures and resolve
  • Document procedures identified and train others on steps in resolving complex matters
  • Review policy and recommend changes/improvements to the business process
  • Understand and communicate DoD budgeting and financial regulations Perform budget execution involving annual and multi-year direct and reimbursable Air Force and DoD appropriations
  • Oversee, update, track, and reconcile financial and budget execution information
  • Obtain, compile, and summarize information for use by other
  • Make daily decisions concerning tracking of financial transactions and recommend solutions to complex budget problems
  • Use automated budgetary system(s) and computer-generated products in accomplishing budgeting assignments


  • Must possess an active Top-Secret clearance with SCI Eligibility and be JAFAN 6/0 eligible
  • Have had an SSBI conducted within the last 6 years
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a financial or business discipline) or seven (7) years of relevant experience
  • Five (5) years’ experience performing analyses in various finance and accounting functions such as Budget Formulation, Budget Justification, Budget Execution and Tracking/Review
  • Five (5) years of experience using a federal financial/accounting system, preferably with updating accounts, records, reports, and controls
  • Three (3) years of experience working in an SAP environment
  • Possess a high degree of initiative requiring minimal supervision
  • Experience producing professional and accurate reports and documents
  • Exhibit knowledge and skill in budget related laws, regulations, methods, etc. to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners
  • Experience performing extensive analysis and research on business process errors/failures, to include integrated business/process resolutions
  • Develop solutions for process breakdowns and present the findings
  • Demonstrate strong Microsoft Office skills, especially with MS Excel and MS Word


  • Knowledge of Momentum Financials
  • Minimum of Three (3) to Seven (7) or more years of experience using a federal financial/accounting system, preferably with updating accounts, records, reports, and controls
  • Experience using advanced features of MS Word and MS Excel


  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Security Clearance:

  • Must have a Top Secret clearance with active SCI (requires US Citizenship)

Individuals will have the opportunity to enhance skills in the area of technical competency, business development, client service, and people development. Project characteristics can change frequently and require self-motivated individuals that are willing to develop solutions on their own or in a team of highly skilled professionals.

Salary commensurate with experience. Travel and relocation expenses may be considered based on the appropriate candidate. If you are looking to learn and contribute to a rapidly growing consulting and financial management business, we'd love to hear from you. Please No Sponsors or Agencies!

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new Lodestar Consulting team members will be required to comply with any Federal, State, or local guidance related to COVID-19. This may include being fully vaccinated, unless legally entitled to a Reasonable Accommodation because of a disability (which includes medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. COVID-19 testing prior to visiting an office space may also be required and/or offered as an alternative to proof of vaccination or reasonable accommodation, depending on the current guidance in effect. Client site vaccination requirements, if different or stricter, will take precedence over Lodestar Consulting’s policies, complying with the mandates currently in effect. Vaccination status must be submitted prior to the first day of employment. Prospective or new team members may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement during the Onboarding process. Exemptions must be approved prior to start date. Additional questions may be directed to our HR Coordinator or Company President (contact@lodestarcs.com).

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.