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Principal OR Senior Principal Financial Analyst

Requisition ID: R10066477

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, 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: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 3

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking three (3) Principal Financial Analysts (Level 3) or Senior Principal Financial Analysts (Level 4) to join us in the pursuit of top-tier financial performance. The positions are based out of both Rancho Bernardo, CA and Redondo Beach, CA, and will report to either the Sector manager of financial planning, & analysis or one of our Division managers of financial planning, reporting and analysis and will have the following responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  • Development of the consolidated Sector or Division Long Range Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan

  • Management of division or program financials, including: financial and cost forecasting, reporting and analysis, profitability analysis, and working capital analysis (accounts receivable forecasting, treasury forecasting, unbilled analysis, and aged receivables analysis)

  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and documentation

  • Work with the finance and business management teams to develop strategies to improve financial performance based on metrics

  • Support the development of presentations for, and occasionally brief to, Division/Sector/Corporate leadership

  • Interface with business, program, and corporate personnel

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive environment! We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.

This requisition may be filled at either a Principal Financial Analyst level or a Senior Principal_ Financial Analyst level

Basic Qualifications for Principal Financial Analyst (Level 3):

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of Finance, Accounting, and/or Business-related experience, or a Master's degree with 4 years of stated experience

  • Public Accounting experience (each year of "Big 4" or relevant Public Accounting experience counts for 2 years of experience above)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance

Basic Qualifications for Senior Principal Financial Analyst (Level 4):
  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of Finance, Accounting, and/or Business-related experience, or a Master's degree with 8 years of stated experience

  • Public Accounting experience (each year of "Big 4" or relevant Public Accounting experience counts for 2 years of experience above)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business-related discipline

  • Experience with SAP, Hyperion Planning software (or another similar software), database software

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Expertise in financial analysis

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • CPA License

  • Knowledge of EVMS/FAR/DFARS


Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD
Salary Range 2: $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 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.