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Financial Analyst or Principal Financial Analyst (TS and/or SCI Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10091992

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

SSSD has an opening for a Financial Analyst or Principal Financial Analyst  on a growing financial team within the Advanced Mission Systems (AMS) Business Unit (BU). The Principal Financial Analyst will report to the Manager of Financial Integration and will be responsible for the financial analysis of the AMS BU.

*This role may be filled as a level 3 or level 2

This position requires a Department of Defense (DoD) active Top Secret (TS) security clearance or access to Special Compartmentalized Information (SCI).

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning, reporting, and analysis of key financial metrics (Sales, Margin, Cash, Awards) for the AMS BU. Includes quarterly Estimate-at-Complete (EAC) contract profitability assessment, cash flow/balance sheet management, risk and opportunity assessment.
  • Support monthly and quarterly financial deliverables and analysis.
  • Support development of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Long-Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) through collaboration with Business and Program Management.
  • Perform ad-hoc exercises for financial impact/profitability analysis.
  • Collaborative work style: ability to interface with different functions and levels of leadership both within and outside of the BU.
  • Operate in a dynamic environment with competing priorities, while maintaining attention to detail with little supervision.

Basic Qualifications (Level 3):

  • Active TS Clearance and/or SCI Access
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years’ experience in Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Cost Control OR a Master’s Degree with 4 years of stated experience
  • High proficiency with MS Office tools, especially Excel

Basic Qualifications (Level 2): 

  • Active TS Clearance and/or SCI Access
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years’ experience in and combination of Accounting, Business, Finance, Economics, Const Control OR a Master’s Degree with 1 year of stated experience
  • High proficiency with MS Office tools, especially Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Financial analysis and reporting including development of AOP, profitability/fee sheet, and cash flow analysis
  • Experience with Northrop Grumman Space Systems financial reporting tools (SAP, BW, COGNOS)
  • Prior experience in the aerospace & defense industry
  • Analytical; makes recommendations using acquired data and experience
  • Detail and results oriented; ability to deliver timely and accurate results under time sensitive conditions
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills

Northrop Grumman offers a competitive and robust benefits program. As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman, you are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • 401k
  • Educational Assistance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health & Wellness Resources
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Schedules:  For example the ability to work a 9/80 work schedule, which allows an employee to work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday and take every other Friday off of work

For more details, please view Northrop Grumman Benefits.


Salary Range: $70,200 USD - $105,200 USD
Salary Range 2: $86,300 USD - $129,500 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.