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Principal Financial Analyst

Requisition ID: R10040910

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church, Virginia, 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: No
  • 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 is seeking a highly motivated professional to join the SEC reporting team in a Principal Financial Analyst role. This high visibility team is part of the Controller's organization and is responsible for leading the quarterly SEC Financial Reporting process as well as the maintenance of the Company's Financial Consolidation reporting system. This individual will be reporting to the Manager of SEC Reporting.

This role will allow for part time telework, but will require the hired candidate to regularly be on site at our office in Falls Church, VA.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare information used for external reporting (Earnings Release, 10-Q, 10-K), including the preparation of XBRL tagging
  • Collaborate with sector financial reporting teams and other relevant stakeholders to ensure alignment and continuous improvement of the financial close process
  • Support manager(s) with ad hoc requests, including opportunities for cross functional collaboration within the organization
  • Provide financial accounting support for acquisitions, divestitures, and realignments, as assigned.
  • Monitor existing and emerging financial accounting and reporting requirements, assessing the applicability to Northrop
  • Prepare and submit certain quarterly and annual census reports and surveys

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Working knowledge of SEC rules and regulations and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to grammar and diction
  • Strong research and analysis skills; able to clearly and concisely summarize impact of SEC reporting or financial accounting requirements on Northrop
  • Self-motivated, yet functions well in a team environment
  • Detail oriented; delivers timely and accurate results under time sensitive conditions
  • Highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities at any given point in time
  • Collaborative; team player
  • Analytical; makes recommendations using acquired data and cumulative experience
  • High-level of integrity to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Be an active and agile learner; able to enhance personal, professional, and business growth through new knowledge and experiences; able to readily apply past experiences to new situations to generate solutions to organization challenges

Basic Qualifications

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in in accounting with 6 years of relevant work experience
  • Master's degree or CPA may be traded for 2 years of experience, master's degree and a CPA may be traded to a total of 3 years of experience
  • Public Accounting experience IF directly relevant may count for up to an additional year of experience for each year of relevant experience
  • Local to/able to be on site regularly at our office in Falls Church, VA

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • CPA
  • Public accounting, reporting, and/ or auditing experience
  • Prior experience in the aerospace & defense industry
  • Prior experience with Hyperion Financial Management software
  • Prior experience with Workiva and/or XBRL


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 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

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?

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.