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Transport – Principal Financial Analyst

Requisition ID: R10109950

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: Days (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions 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.Are you ready to put your experience to work at Northrop Grumman? If so, our Defense Systems (NGDS)  wants you to join our team as a Principal Financial Analyst and join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.You will become an integral part of the Special Mission Aircraft team tasked with providing guidance and support to the business unit for all planning and reporting activities. The ideal candidate will be proactive and have the ability work in a fast-paced environment. This position will be located on-site in Huntsville, AL.Essential Functions:
  • Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines
  • Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles and variance analysis
  • Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government
  • Incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines
  • Runs reports of actual cost incurred and prepares reports to compare the variance between budgeted work and actual cost incurred
  • Leads the preparation and submittal of monthly financial CDRLs
  • Supports monthly/year-end financial activities at the CLIN level of a large program with multiple contract types
  • Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, manpower requirements, and material purchases as it relates to managing costs and accurate/compliant invoicing
  • Reviews inventory management and tracks material purchases
  • Prices rough order magnitude (ROM) estimates and supports proposal pricing
  • Assess progress against established plans and parameters and supports preparation of Estimate to Complete (ETC) and Estimate at Complete (EAC)
  • Prepares monthly financial rolling forecasts and annual AOP/LRSP
  • Interfaces with Program Management Office and Functional teams to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements
  • Effectively communicates with leadership and customers regarding financial status, metrics and deliverables
NGSkillsBasic Qualifications:
  • Will consider one of the following:
    • High School diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 10 years of Financial Analyst or related experience in financial analysis or business-related professional field.
    • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of Financial Analyst or related experience in financial analysis or business-related professional field.  
    • Master's degree with a minimum of 4 plus years of Financial Analyst or related experience in financial analysis or business-related professional field.  
  • Experience with MS Office, including Excel
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Experience with financial planning and forecasting
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to prioritize multiple assignments in order to meet deadlines
  • SAP experience
  • A current Secret Clearance.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in cost management, finance management, or pricing & estimating
  • Experience with Firm Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, and Cost Plus contract types
  • Defense Industry experience
  • Experience partnering and supporting senior leaders of any functional business unit

Salary Range: $78,500 USD - $117,700 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.