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Project Finance Analyst

Requisition ID: R10046914

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Australia-Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: Australia Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret (NV1)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

We’re building something special here in Australia. Committed to safeguarding our Country’s future by solving the toughest problems in Aeronautics, Space and Mission Systems, we’re growing our business and our capabilities and developing a great reputation as the place to be in Defence.

Australia is a priority focus country for Northrop Grumman globally and our priority is to exemplify our class-leading products, capabilities and solutions to our customers and want you to join us on our journey of growth and expansion in Australia.

Our Integrated Systems Operational Unit (OU) is at the forefront of emerging projects, products, systems and technologies which is paramount to Northrop Grumman Australia’s growth strategy. This has opened up a new opportunity for a Project Finance Analyst to join the team supporting a broad and diverse portfolio of projects.

Acting as a business partner building strong relationships, you will be responsible for the management of project financials in conjunction with key Project/Program team members. Your duties will include project set-up, monitoring and controls guiding key stakeholders towards timely and accurate reporting to aid decision making.

The successful candidate will have had similar experience in project-based organisations of large, multidisciplinary nature. You will have had experience generating EAC’s, Earned Value Management, revenue recognition and Project WBS structure set-up and maintenance.

The position supports Program and Project teams predominantly based in Canberra and Brisbane. This position can be considered in other states on a case-by-case basis.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Project set up and closure including set up and maintenance of cost control systems
  • Develop and maintain an integrated set of program planning and management products that show traceability from the negotiated scope, basis of estimates and bill of materials to the project management baseline, work breakdown structure, schedule, and cost accounts.
  • Monitor and controls project cost, schedule and scope
  • Performs analyses and prepares reports in orders to ensure that contracts are within the negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and CASG cost principles guidelines
  • Timely and accurate project and corporate reporting
  • Incorporate contractual changes, ensure adequate funding on projects
  • Attend and contribute to Customer meetings as required
  • Project risk and opportunity management
  • Track and report on project cash flows
  • Responsible for project system requirements (Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Project, OPP and Cobra)
  • Support project change requests and tenders

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (Finance, Commerce, Business or similar)
  • CPA or CA registered
  • Must be an Australian citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Defence security clearance (NV1)
  • Project financial management experience for large, complex contracts (defence industry experience preferred)
  • Experience in revenue recognition

Desired experience

  • Understanding of the principles of Earned Value Management and Scheduling best practices
  • Experience interfacing with customer representatives
  • Demonstrated experience with software including MS Dynamics, Cobra, MS Project, OPP (or similar)
  • Interfacing with teams over disparate locations

Why Northrop Grumman?

As an integral part of the Australian team, you will receive professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Furthermore, you will be joining an inclusive work environment built on innovation and respect, supported by the highest ethical standards.

Our Values represent what is important to us at Northrop Grumman and are integrated into all aspects of our employee experience:

  • We do the right thing
  • We do what we promise
  • We commit to shared success
  • We pioneer

What do we offer in return?

  • Professional Development Support – further education, professional industry memberships and unlimited access to a range of online training including LinkedIn Learning and SkillSoft
  • Up to 2 weeks additional purchased annual leave
  • Salary packaging including novated car leases
  • Generous parental leave entitlements
  • WellbeiNG Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian Citizens. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, as such your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.



Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.


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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.