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Principal Budget Analyst

Requisition ID: R10047265

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, 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: 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 Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Principal Budget Analyst to support the Business Management Group.   The Budget Analyst will support the Rates and Budgets Organization, Strategic Growth Business Unit.  The preferred location for this position is San Diego, CA, however, the following locations in CA are also an option: McClellan, Redondo Beach, and Woodland Hills.

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate processes across the Mission Systems sector with focus on standardization of best practices, processes, tools and procedures
  • Financial data collection, consolidation, interpretation, and analysis in an effort to maintain affordability and promote the predictability of future trends
  • Primary interface between location/discipline Directors & Managers and Business Management (the current role supports ~650 engineers in both Northern California and San Diego)
  • Leading and participating in monthly location/discipline financial reviews
  • Ensuring that location/discipline monthly forecasts are reasonable, achievable, affordable, realistic, and predictable.
  • Provide guidance and direction to all E&S management levels to drive affordability
  • Participate in periodic affordability reviews.
  • Perform analysis, reporting, and forecasting of all metrics by rate pool at the location/discipline level - including Account Analysis
  • Presenting results of analysis for evaluation by Director level staff
  • Preparing comparative evaluation of actual costs against budgeted funds and determining rationale for variances between costs and budget

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field plus 6 years of professionally related work experience,  - or -  a Master’s Degree and 4 years of experience as described above
  • Microsoft office proficiency.
  • Proficiency with financial systems   
  • US Citizenship is required.


Preferred Qualifications:
Prior operations experience is a plus.

Familiarity with SAP, internal financial budgeting systems

Prior rates and budgets experience


Salary Range: $76,200 USD - $114,400 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.