Principal Financial Analyst – Dayton, OH (Clearance NOT required to start)

Requisition ID: R10016664

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Beavercreek - OH, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Occasional/Part-Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Structures Business Unit (ASBU) is seeking a Principal Financial Analyst to support programs in Dayton, OH.

You will be responsible for supporting our programs and plant. This position will work very closely with program management, operational leaders, internal and external customers, and other sites within ASBU.


  • Prepare and analyze financial reports and communicate recommendations to management in a clear, organized summary. Serve as a resource in understanding results by reporting and investigating variances.

  • Analyze spending and cost of production weekly and provide direction to management to balance risk and cost targets.

  • Provide monthly / quarterly reporting and analysis to support business processes.

  • Assist in planning and forecasting program financial performance. Prepare future strategic plans.

  • Use financial reporting and provide analysis of key metrics to direct management toward areas of improvement or to surface operational issues.

  • Support proposal and pricing efforts for both new business and changes to existing customer contracts.

  • Develop, maintain, and establish financial information systems considering such things as labor tracking, material consumption, and total cost on operation floor.

  • Responsible for continuous improvement and process efficiencies. Perform special projects related to financial and budget analysis.

  • Coordinate quarterly EAC (Estimate at Complete) process.

  • Able to efficiently work independently or with a team to achieve the desired objective by the specified deadline.

  • Support various indirect reporting activities as required.

  • Perform closeout activities on completed contracts.

We offer phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly collaborative workplace. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do. Does this sound like you?

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself! Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are innovating-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

Basic qualifications

  • Master's degree with 2 years' experience, a Bachelor’s degree with 6 years experience or a High school diploma/equivalent with 10 years experience in accounting, financial experience (including pre graduate work), and/or similar industry related experience.

  • Knowledge of applications in a computerized environment, including spreadsheet applications and data bases (e.g. MS Excel, MS Power Point).

  • Experience with program cost control,

  • Experience with proposal and pricing support

  • Experience with planning and forecasting

  • Analytical and reporting skills; Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines. Organize deliverables in a clean and presentable format.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

Preferred qualifications

  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or mathematics

  • Experience with defense contracts

  • MS Excel experience to include pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and/or macro development

  • Experience with GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, Government Compliance or accounting.

  • Understanding of and/or experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).

  • Experience in related work such as cost analysis or estimating in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in program/cost accounting, and legal/contracts

  • Demonstrated analytical acumen and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience partnering and supporting senior leaders of any functional business unit.

  • Operational knowledge of manufacturing, engineering, and business environments.

  • Active Secret Security Clearance issued by the Department of Defense

Salary Range: 76000 - 114000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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?

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.