BAE Systems Lead Financial Analyst in York, Pennsylvania
This position is for a principal financial analyst responsible for the financial execution of a major production program or portfolio. The selected candidate will provide financial decision support to stakeholders focused on minimizing risk and maximizing return of program profit by managing financial requirements and program execution. The principal financial analyst is responsible for supporting cross-functional program teams, making decisions as a lead analyst on the program, supporting program managers & program directors with detailed and accurate financial analysis while communicating financial status to all levels of the organization.
Primary Responsibilities consist of:
Develop relationships as a team lead to provide training, coaching and technical guidance to department personnel as well as other functional areas as necessary.
Ensure timely and accurate program financial analysis, including detailed program Estimates at Complete (EACs) and related inputs for forecasting of financial statements for Quarterly Business Reviews and in support of the Integrated Business Plan.
Develop relationships as a full business partner with Program Manager/Director, supporting business area strategy, providing financial data and analysis for decision making, including: developing business case analysis, supporting proposal activity, and acting as the primary point of contact for all financial matters.
Establish functional working relationships across the broader program team to include our external audit agencies. These relationships are key to achieving success on this program.
Responsible project start-up and close-out as well as monthly program revenue, cost management, and profit recognition over the life of the program.
Successfully complete and submit CDRLs timely to program office.
Working across the finance organization to ensure financial data is reported accurately in each of our financial systems and deliverables are as accurate as possible.
Analyze manufacturing cost, including labor estimates, bills of material, overhead indirect overhead rate application, and other costs to support program cost analysis, cash flow forecasting, and workload planning.
Other duties as assigned.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Bachelor s degree in accounting or finance with minimum 7 years relevant experience
Self-motivated with a bias for action, process/results oriented
Ability to work effectively to meet deadlines
Problem solving and in depth research and analytical skills
Solid understanding of project finance concepts and application
Ability to handle multiple assignments under time constraints
Ability to work limited overtime (days, evenings, weekends) to meet business needs
Ability to work cooperatively across multiple Finance and non-Finance functions
Strong Excel skills
Preferred Skills and Education
Experience with project forecasting and analysis, particularly in a manufacturing and/or defense contracting environment
Familiarity with Earned Value
Understanding of Cost Accounting Standards
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.
We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.
Lead Financial Analyst
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