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Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Program Cost Analyst 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited:
Manage and maintain monthly cost and schedule performance measurement processes.
Incorporate contractual changes into program baseline in a timely manner.
Perform analysis and prepare reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
Perform analytical research utilizing the appropriate accounting systems to validate cost reporting and funding requirements and perform independent Estimate-at-complete (EAC) analysis including Root Cause & Corrective Action Analysis.
Interface with program and functional management to provide support and analysis to meet program requirements.
Participate in knowledge transfer and best practices sharing with peers.
Support the program on compliance and processes & procedures.
Provide expertise & ensure appropriate training in the areas of Earned Value, EAC development, baseline schedules, and cost & schedule risk management.
Ensure adequacy of processes through validations and reviews and monitoring process metrics.
Support and lead internal and external audits
The successful candidate will possess the following:
Ability to maintain and update cost control systems.
Ability to analyze data, evaluate alternatives, provide recommendations, and implement solutions to program and senior management teams.
Establish effective working relationships and communicate effectively.
Ability to multitask within a dynamic environment is critical.
Must be able to work within rapidly changing business environment and make critical decisions that are based upon sound financial principles.
Good analytical and problem solving skills, clear verbal and writing abilities, task flexibility, sensitivity to customer's needs.
Ability to work in process driven environment and communicate requirements across diverse program team.
A Bachelor Degree with 6 years of work experience working with cost, pricing, budgeting, forecasting and financial data; OR a Master's Degree with 4 year work experience working with cost, pricing, budgeting, forecasting and financial data
Exposure with conducting analysis with budgets and forecasting
Working knowledge of Earned Value (EVMS, EVM, EV)
Proficiency in Excel
Prior experience working for a defense contractor, military, or production operations environment.
Experience in Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis and Earned Value Management.
Familiarity with trend analysis and report preparation.
An understanding of the following systems or software: Micro-Frame Program Manager (MPM) (or similar project management software), wInsight, SAP, Business Warehouse (BW).
Comfortable with public speaking / presentations.
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.