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Sr Principal Financial Analyst

Requisition ID: R10100938

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Dulles, VA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: Any (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: No
  • 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 Space Systems designs, builds and delivers space related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; strategic deterrents; satellites and associated space components and services; payload and ground systems; and other strategic space-based initiatives. 

We are currently seeking a Sr. Principal / Principal Financial Analyst to join the Space Sector Financial Reporting Team in our Dulles, VA offices.

This position will report to the Manager of Sector Financial Reporting and be a key contributor to the month-end financial close process, quarterly deliverables for the Company’s SEC filings, and the maintenance of the Sector’s financials in both the ERPs and forecasting tool. This position will work closely with Sector FP&A and Technical Accounting, Division Planning and Reporting, Shared Service Centers, and Corporate Financial Reporting.

Position Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Timely and accurate execution of the monthly/quarterly close process at Space Sector
    • Prepare journal entries on a monthly and quarterly basis
    • Ensure timely completion of quarterly/yearend deliverables supporting SEC filings (ASC 606 disaggregated revenues, 3FF, and others)
    • Effectively liaise between division/business POC’s and the Sector Financial reporting
    • Present and communicate monthly financial results to Sector leadership
  • Maintain Sector financial actuals within the Cognos financial planning tool
    • Validate and maintain the accuracy of financial actuals within financial planning tool
    • Collaborate with the tools team and business POC’s in order to troubleshoot system issues and reconciliation issues
    • Develop new dashboards for Sector reporting
  • Participate in the Corporation’s implementation of new versions of accounting software
    • Validate/test data migration
    • Ensure report functionality
    • Develop new automated processes
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as required
    • Problem solving on issues discovered during close processes or from questions raised to the Sector Reporting Team
    • Track high-level entries for appropriate adjustments and reversals
    • Implement process improvements on close and reporting processes
    • Provide support and respond to questions from external auditors
    • Perform miscellaneous financial analysis as required

Basic Qualifications for a Principal level

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, and 6 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree or CPA may be traded for 2 years of experience. Master’s degree and a CPA may be traded to a total of 3 years of experience.
  • Public Accounting IF directly relevant may count for up to an additional year of experience for each year of relevant experience.

Basic Qualifications for a Senior Principal level

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, and 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree or CPA may be traded for 2 years of experience. Master’s degree and a CPA may be traded to a total of 3 years of experience.
  • Public Accounting IF directly relevant may count for up to an additional year of experience for each year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with Deltek Costpoint, SAP, and/or IBM Cognos Analytics
  • GAAP accounting proficiency and research experience
  • Proficient data and financial analysis skills, including use and understanding of spreadsheets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, yet functions well in a team environment
  • Focused on continuous improvement and identifying efficiencies in recurring processes

Salary Range: $107,000 USD - $160,600 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.