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Sr Principal Compliance Audit & Pricing Analyst

Requisition ID: R10078546

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: McLean, 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: 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 Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Sr. Principal Compliance & Audit Pricing Analyst for the Pricing & Estimating (P&E) organization. This individual supports the Proposal Compliance and Audit Manager for Pricing & Estimating with a resident office in Sector Headquarters in McLean, Virginia. (May consider telecommuting) The Compliance & Audit Pricing Analyst is a skilled individual with expertise in developing and managing business financial proposal offers/bids for U.S. Government contracts. They support the proposal process to validate the back-up data adequacy for U.S. Government audits of the proposal data and process, provide guidance to responses to audit and clarification requests, coordinate and evaluate current processes and practices, and present ways to improve productivity.


  • Maintains a controlled documentation system, record retention, and information services functions including electronic records retention processes
  • Ensures compliance to the requirements from requesting audit agency
  • Interprets and enforces documentation instructions, policies, and procedure Requirements
  • Identifies submission components, communicates documentation standards, and coordinates assembly of formal response
  • Exercises considerable latitude determining objectives and approaches to assignment
  • Develops solutions which require regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives
  • Influences future estimating system compliance and validation
  • Assists the Pricing & Estimating team to integrate the appropriate disclosures and supplemental data to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and practices are integrated into the proposal disclosures as auditable backup data
  • Facilitates improvements to proposal disclosures for P&E staff
  • Maintains performance metrics to measure success and identify focus areas
  • Supports the development and compliance of the proposal activities related to pricing and estimating for the Business Unit, Division, and Sector
  • Actively participates in pricing and estimating activities (proposal revisions, evaluating risks and opportunities in cost estimates, etc.) for the Business Unit, Division, and Sector
  • Plans, organizes, writes, edits, and produces a cohesive proposal and supplemental responses to clarifications with appropriate disclosures, explanatory responses, and supporting data to justify adequacy, realism, reasonableness, and audit validation
  • Effectively manages competing priorities and deadlines, and handles multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Basic Qualifications:

Sr. Principal Compliance Audit & Pricing Analyst

Must have one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of compliance and/or pricing experience.
  • Master’s degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of compliance and/or pricing experience.
  • High School Diploma with 10 years of compliance and/ or pricing experience.
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
  • Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross-sector experience desirable
  • Experience in aerospace industry
  • Familiarity with ProPricer software
  • In-depth understanding of US Government acquisition policies, regulations & proposal compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of estimating, costing, and pricing techniques with expertise in business management, government contracts, supplemental data disclosures, & US Government audits
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating & problem solving with a wide range of people
  • Demonstrated ability to support complex operations while collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Dynamic, self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function Independently, meet deadlines and achieve commitments.
  • Flexible approach to work, an understanding of working collaboratively on a team, & willingness to be an active & supportive member of a cross-functional team
  • Strong problem solving & analytical skills; ability to make recommendations & provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion

Salary Range: $103,900 USD - $155,900 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.