Project Control Analyst

The Emmes Company, LLC is searching for a Project Control Analyst based out of our Rockville, Maryland, Frederick, Maryland and/or Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Emmes provides flexibility for the office locations or work remote preference dependent upon position.

The Emmes Company, LLC established in 1977, is a Contract Research Organization (CRO). Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Emmes employs over six hundred staff worldwide with offices located in Frederick, MD, Tysons Corner, VA, Vancouver, Canada and Bangalore, India. Ranked as a top area workplace of choice by the Washington Post, Emmes fosters an environment of collaboration, professional growth, and exceptional work life balance.

Our studies impact public health initiatives on a global scale occurring in more than sixty countries spanning across six continents. We are dedicated to providing statistical and epidemiological expertise, computer systems deployment, data management, study monitoring, regulatory guidance, and overall operational support to clients engaged in biomedical research. Emmes offers support for the entire process of clinical trials from study design and protocol development through data analysis and manuscript generation.

Primary Purpose

The Project Control Analyst works with internal project leaders and liaises with the Contracts Department to forecast, monitor and report on project expenditures. This role performs financial reporting on a project/contracts level. The Project Control Analyst, in coordination with the Contracts Department, also supports the project team in the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of subcontractor, consultant, clinical site and vendor agreements and expenditures.


  • Responsible for all aspects of planning, tracking, analysis and reporting for projects of varying contract type, size, complexity and levels of risk, while complying with overarching financial policies & procedures.
  • Ability to forecast and identify variances from project plans and pricing; manage change orders and required pricing adjustments; provide first-level financial analysis to Project Leads; and take proactive steps to manage project Cost/Schedule/Performance via liaising between Contracts and Project Leads
  • Develops and maintains both revenue recognition and management of Estimates to Complete (ETCs), Estimates at Completion (EACs), burn rate analyses, and related cost analyses.
  • Responsible for numerous financial reports detailing monthly progress of the project
  • Responsible on a project level for all aspects of project financial responsibilities including but not limited to reviewing budgets, receivables and open commitments, monthly closing information, risk analysis, analytical support, and project cost variances.
  • Work alongside Project Leads to maintain project budgets including monthly budgeted vs. actual cost analysis; create financial forecasts based upon input from the Project Leads; maintain forecasting reports; and identify and communicate any risks such as cost overruns, under spending, vacancy issues etc. to the project leads
  • Review monthly billing for accuracy and potential issues. Research and take or recommend actions to correct issues identified. Potential identifiable issues include but are not limited to: costs charged to a contract where the POP has ended, inaccurate revenue and profit recognition, unapproved workforce charging, etc.
  • Prepare internal and external reports on the financial status of assigned projects, including documentation and pricing in support of contract modifications and change control process throughout the project life cycle.
  • Review and provide necessary LCATs and LCAT billing rates and period of performance to Contracts; and assign LCATs to staff.
  • Prepare presentation of financial status and performance as regular updates for operations meetings, for project management on at least monthly basis, and for Research Unit reviews on a quarterly basis
  • Perform subcontractor and purchase order management activities including preparing purchase requisitions, processing of invoices, and preparation of accruals for projects
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning, processing, submitting, and reconciling clinical site payments as need per project
  • Perform any Ad Hoc reporting requested by either Project Leads or Contract Managers
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree is required preferably in a Business, Accounting or Finance disciplines with 2 years of professional experience in budgeting, finance and/or Federal/Commercial contracts management
  • Experience with various types of contracts, subcontracts, or grants to include Cost Reimbursable contracts, Firm Fixed Price (FFP) and Time and Material (T&M) contracts
  • Experience working with or for a Contract Research Organization (CRO) a plus, especially within clinical trials and/or pharmaceuticals setting
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work comfortably with budgets and multiple company departments
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong computer skills including high proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and data analysis software packages; familiarity with Microsoft Access and Project


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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