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Principal Program Cost Control Analyst – Top Secret Required

Requisition ID: R10108897

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: Aurora, CO, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: SCI
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 2

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 Space Systems is seeking a Principal Program Cost Control Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Aurora, CO and supports the Ground Enterprise Systems (GES) Operating Unit.

The Principal Program Cost Control Analyst will interact with various operating unit, business area, and division staff to solve reporting program issues and meet reporting requirements. In addition, the Analyst will interface with program managers, functional management, control account managers (CAMs) and business managers to provide financial support and analysis. 

Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adhere to policies and procedures.
  • Execute Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Set up cost control system, monitor and control costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.
  • Perform analyses and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
  • Assist with/prepare budgets and schedules for contract work and perform and/or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Assist with/prepare program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled.
  • Assist with/prepare schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks.
  • Ensure adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Assist with/prepare monthly and quarterly Estimates at Complete (EACs).
  • Set up, prepare and follow up with all required financial reports.
  • Effectively communicate with leadership and customers regarding financial status, metrics and deliverables.
  • Participate in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with peers.
  • Assist in preparing for internal and external audits.
  • Assist with/establish a budget/EAC, analyze capital expenditures and prepare reports for programs.
  • Assist with/prepare and update ETC, Baselines, Task Description and Basis of Estimate (TD/BOE), and establish Performance Measurement reporting/customer reporting requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business/Finance, Global Supply Chain, Program Management or related discipline and 6 years of related professional experience - OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of related professional experience.​
  • Experience successfully managing and producing data with strict deadlines. 
  • Experience with financial analysis and/or cost analysis reporting. 
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel knowledge.
  • Current active DOD Top Secret with SCI eligibility.​  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP, MPM, wInsight, and/or Cobra.
  • Experience in DoD setting with understanding of government Cost Accounting
  • Standards, FAR, & DFARs.
  • Experience in Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and customer reporting.
  • Experience with balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow.
  • Experience with program planning/scheduling.
  • Experience preparing and presenting financial analysis.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project.
  • Experience with GAAP, as well as Government Financial accounting practices.
  • Proven analytical ability.

Salary Range: $82,400 USD - $123,600 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

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.