Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Principal Program Cost Control Analyst to support the POLAND WISLA FMS Program as part of the International Battle Management Operating Unit, Business Management organization. This position is located in Huntsville, AL.
This Program Cost Control Analyst will interface with leadership, program managers, functional management, control account managers (CAMs) and business managers to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements.
Roles and responsibilities may include and are not limited to the following:
Set up cost control system, monitors and controls 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 for contract work and perform 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
Responsible for ensuring 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 program financial analyses and provides both external and internal reporting(s).
Interface with program and functional management to provide financial support and analysis to meet program requirements.
Participate in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with peers.
Create and provide the following to program management teams:
Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
Risk and opportunities assessment
Performance measurement (Earned Value Management-EVM)
Estimates To Complete (ETC) and Estimates At Completion (EAC).
Assists in preparing for internal and external audits
Establishing a budget/EAC and preparing reports for programs
Prepare work authorizations
Be fully versed in the operation of all EVMS processes/procedures and generate baseline and Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) data for a complex program.
Prepares and updates ETC, Baselines, Task Description and Basis of Estimate (TD/BOE), and establishes Performance Measurement reporting/customer reporting requirements
Establish and analyze resource (manpower) plans for multiple projects and cost centers within an IPT
Recognize and identify potential issues (e.g., color of money, employee related issues, GFE vs. Capital, procurement issues) and can locate source information
Creates "what-if" scenarios and supports work-around plans
Evaluates assigned work packages for inconsistencies and trends
The ideal candidate will be a proven team leader with strong communication skills.
RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS NOT OFFERED WITH THIS REQUISITION.
Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field with 6 years of related experience or a Master's degree as described above with 4 years of related experience. (An additional 4 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of degree)
Earned Value Management (EVMS) program controls experience
Experience with work breakdown structures and the integration of Scope, Cost, and Schedule.
Experience analyzing metrics (CPI/SPI) and explaining variances (VARs)
Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyze data and figures
Strong PC skills required with high level Excel skills (including: the ability to insert pivot tables, vlookup, and conditional formatting, etc.)
The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret level security clearance is required. US Citizenship is a prerequisite.
Experience in new program stand up
Defense Industry experience
Experience preparing and presenting complex financial analysis to executive level management.
Earned Value Management Customer Reporting experience
Prior related experience with financial analysis and/or reporting.
Experience with Cobra, wInsight, SAP
CAPM or PMP Certification
Familiarity with FAR/DFAR
Secret level security clearance or higher
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