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Professional Services Project Controller / Operations Analyst


As a member of the Professional Services Americas Project Management Office (PMO), the Project Controller / Operations Analyst supports the regional professional services business within the context of Software AG’s larger, global setting.  S/he provides key project control operational support to the engagement delivery team, working directly with the account executive who sold the professional services as well as with the multiple project managers who lead up delivery of those services. 


The Project Controller / Operations Analyst is a trusted partner on all project matters, including defining, summarizing, documenting and socializing the financial snapshot of the project to help management achieve operational goals. This may include collaborating with the regional Resource Management Office for resource allocation of either on-staff consultants or vetted subcontractors or a blended delivery model.

This individual monitors and delivers analyses about current and forecasted project financial performance (revenue, cost, margin) vs. baseline, program risk management, invoicing /cash collection, tracking time entry and approvals for timesheets along with contractual compliance.  S/he collaborates with project teams and colleagues to resolve financial, contractual and operational challenges.

  • Work with Project team and Accounting to drive monthly close, to ensure cost and revenue accruals, and revenue processed in a timely manner, in accordance with established policies and procedures; Upon close, extract actuals data against project forecast/budget/guidance to complete variance analysis for project/portfolio reviews.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure on time and on budget delivery per project governance practices and processes.
  • Monitor and proactively manage resource and schedule changes and project scope adjustments.
  • Monitor monthly backlog data and pipeline against plan/forecast.
  • Support responses to internal and external reporting needs regarding individual project/business unit level financials using multiple systems of record.


Required Skills


Desired Skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving / critical thinking and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated, able to solve problems with minimal guidance and support.
  • Multi-task effectively in a fast paced, high energy, team-oriented environment.
  • Experience working with cross functional teams to drive efficiencies and improve process.
  • Solid oral and written communication skills. Sound presentation skills.
  • Experience and willingness to teach and mentor.


We have an open-minded culture and many exciting projects where you have the freedom to “be your best you”. You’ll have opportunities for international collaboration on top of a comprehensive training and development program that encourages professional growth. We are in an innovative market and offer future-proof products. Most importantly, an overall a pleasant team-oriented working atmosphere.

This is a fast-paced environment - we are looking for smart, high energy candidates who are driven to make a big impact and who want to work alongside a growing team. We collaborate often so you must be team player! The perfect candidate will thrive on the prospect of taking on new challenges and helping Software AG increase its leadership in the digital transformation marketplace!

What to Expect

  • The employees are smart, friendly and welcoming
  • Health Insurance starts your first day on the job
  • 6 weeks of PTO – 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick leave
  • 14 paid holidays (including a floating holiday and a community service day)
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 5% employer match
  • Parental Leave
  • Corporate discount purchase programs
  • Group legal plans
  • Pet Insurance
  • And MANY more


Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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