Associate Program Cost Schedule Control Analyst – Finance

Requisition ID: 20024897

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Elkton
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • 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 Weapons Systems is currently seeking an Associate Program Cost Scheduling Control Analyst - Financial for our Elkton, Maryland location.   The Northrop Grumman Propulsion Systems and Controls (PS&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton PS&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.
Job Summary: As a Program Cost Scheduling Control Analyst you will be responsible for supporting our strategic and space related business programs. This position will work very closely with Northrop Grumman program management, operational leaders, and internal and external customers. You will be responsible for, but not limited to the following tasks:
  • Working with the program team to integrate project cost with scheduled activity.
  • Setting up cost control systems, monitoring and controlling costs and schedules on contracts requiring a validated cost schedule control system.
  • Preparing budgets for contract work and performing and/or assisting in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Performing analyses and preparing reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines, and communicating recommendations to management in a clear, organized summary.
  • Ensuring adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Incorporating contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Assisting in planning and forecasting program financial performance.  Preparing future strategic plans.
  • Providing monthly / quarterly reporting and analysis to support business processes.

Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited four-year college or university (will be verified).
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher (unofficial academic transcripts must be provided at time of application by uploading the documents to your application or profile)
  • Previous finance internships/co-op or other work experience
  • Knowledge of applications in a computerized environment, including spreadsheet applications and data bases (e.g. MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power Point).
  • Ability to extract, compile, document and analyze data.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build relationships with others
  • Possess excellent analytical, problem solving and reporting skills
  • Independent self-starter and proactive contributor. Seeks to continually improve business processes and add value.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines.  Organize deliverables in a clean and presentable format.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance (U.S. citizenship is a pre-requisite)
Preferred Requirements:
  • Prior team participation experience (professional/community/extracurricular)
  • Experience in developing and delivering presentations and leading small groups
  • Internship with Aerospace and/or DoD experience
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 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.


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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.