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Senior Principal Financial Analyst

Requisition ID: R10071701

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Chandler, Arizona, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid 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.

LMDS has an opening for a Senior Principal Financial Analyst to join the Rates and Budgets team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Chandler, Arizona.

This Senior Principal Financial Analyst will be involved in various financial functions such as rate monitoring, variance analysis, forecast updates, and forward pricing rate proposals (FPRP). A successful candidate should be proactive and self-motivated. Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and technical skills (e.g. Costpoint, Excel, PowerPoint) are essential for this role. Candidate will work in a service-oriented team environment and will regularly interface with various levels of LV Operations and Business Management personnel. Candidate will have the ability to identify opportunities for improvement, understand gaps in the financial or modeling systems, solve problems in a creative manner, and support the development and maintenance of common processes or templates.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinate with budget owners and FP&A to prepare annual FPRP submission

  • Track and analyze monthly variances between actuals and FPRP planned budget.  Working with the Accounting team and budget owners to correct charging issues

  • Prepare and present monthly status and recommended forecast updates (IF) to LV leadership

  • Support the development of common processes and create or maintain existing process documentation

  • Support the creation of Rates and Budgets models in Excel and linked with Cognos using PAX.  

  • Provide feedback on forecasting techniques and work with the team to implement new techniques that are CAS/FAR compliant

  •  Prepare monthly and quarterly rate monitoring reports for DCMA/DCAA

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management (or a related field) from an accredited institution with 10+ years of professional experience in accounting, finance or business - OR - a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management (or a related field) with 8+ years of related professional experience.

  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong Leadership Skills

  • Self Starter

  • Experience successfully managing and producing data with strict deadlines

  • Strong PC skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience using Cognos TM1, Cognos Reports and Costpoint/SAP.

  • Operational knowledge of manufacturing, engineering and business environments

  • Defense Industry experience

  • Master's degree preferred


Salary Range: $89,800 USD - $134,600 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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?

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.