Financial Cost/Control Analyst 3/4

Northrop Grumman Huntsville , AL 35801

Posted 2 months ago

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary hardware that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 Marine Systems has an opening for a Financial Cost/Control Analyst 3 / 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Huntsville, AL and support the GMD Program as part of the Launch and Missile Defense Solutions Division.

The Financial 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:

  • Provide guidance on policies and procedures.

  • Perform Earned Value Management (EVM) tasks, Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), customer EVM reporting.

  • 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.

  • Prepare budgets and schedules for contract work and perform and/or assist in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.

  • Prepare program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled.

  • Perform 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.

  • Perform 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.

  • Establish a budget/EAC, analyze capital expenditures and prepare reports for programs.

  • Prepare and update ETC, Baselines, Task Description and Basis of Estimate (TD/BOE), and establish Performance Measurement reporting/customer reporting requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

This requisition may be filled at either a level 3 or a level 4.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 3:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of related professional experience
  • OR - a Master's degree with 4 years of related professional experience.

Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10 years of related professional experience
  • OR - a Master's degree with 8 years of related professional experience.

Additional Basic qualifications for both levels:

  • Experience in cost management, finance management, or pricing & estimating.

  • Experience successfully managing and producing data with strict deadlines.

  • Experience with balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow.

  • Experience with financial analysis and/or reporting.

  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience.

  • Strong PC skills and proficient knowledge with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Excel.

  • Strong analytical ability.

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the time.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP, MPM, wInsight, Cobra.

  • Experience in DoD setting with understanding of government Cost Accounting Standards, FAR, & DFARs.

  • Earned Value Management Customer Reporting experience.

  • Experience with program planning/scheduling.

  • Experience preparing and presenting complex financial analysis to executive level management.

  • Microsoft Project & PowerPoint experience.

  • Experience with GAAP, as well as Government Financial accounting practices.

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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