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Principal Financial Analyst

Requisition ID: R10065579

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Northridge, California, 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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

The Financial Planning and Analysis group is seeking a Principal Financial Analyst to perform high level, detailed analysis of financial reports for internal senior leadership.  The candidate will be required to work in a team environment as well as independently to analyze data, generate financial reports, resolve problems, and provide guidance, and analysis in a time sensitive environment.

Job Summary

Provide Finance support to all discretionary expenditures including Bid & Proposal, Internal Research and Development, and Selling (develop monthly cost forecasts; and provide weekly/monthly cost analysis and reporting to the program managers & business development teams):

  • Participate in the preparation of budgets and schedules for all discretionary expenditures and perform and/or assist in financial analysis such as funding profiles, cost outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Analyze actual cost details to ensure proper charging. 
  • Help develop forecasts of future costs based on historical actuals, program status and management plans. 
  • Apply independent judgment and critical thinking to evaluate historical cost and future estimates. 
  • Interface and coordinate project status from a variety of professional functions:  Business Development, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, etc., and with various levels within the organization.
  • Prepare and post monthly, year-end and ad hoc journal entries.
  • Investigate deviations from plan and unusual results.
  • Additionally the position supports the following areas:
    • Preparation of monthly operational review packages.
    • Quarterly and annual external filing requirements.
    • Quarterly program EAC reviews
    • Weekly cash management reports and analysis
    • Department Sarbanes Oxley compliance
    • Perform special finance/accounting projects as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have high school Diploma with 10 years of related experience. Will consider:
  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, Business and 6 years’ experience. Or Masters degree with 4 years of experience.  
  • Advanced Excel/Presentation skills. 
  • Must have the ability to work on-site in Northridge, CA (Hybrid remote)
  • Ability to translate, present, and communicate complicated financial information into understandable and executable strategic plans.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive background in Finance and Cash Management.
  • Familiarity with Deltek Costpoint, and Cognos
  • Ability to work with individuals in other geographic locations.
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent communication skills, strategically focused, detail oriented, and have ability to effortlessly multi-task in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.

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 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.