Compliance & Audit Pricing Analyst

    • McLean, VA

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector is currently seeking a Compliance & Audit Pricing Analyst for the Pricing & Estimating (P&E) organization. This individual supports the Proposal Compliance and Audit Manager for Pricing & Estimating with a resident office in Sector Headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The Compliance & Audit Pricing Analyst is a skilled individual with expertise in developing and managing business financial proposal offers/bids for U.S. Government contracts. They support the proposal process to validate the back-up data adequacy for U.S. Government audits of the proposal data and process, provide guidance to responses to audit and clarification requests, coordinate and evaluate current processes and practices, and present ways to improve productivity.


  • Maintains a controlled documentation system, record retention, and information services functions including electronic records retention processes
  • Ensures compliance to the requirements from requesting audit agency
  • Interprets and enforces documentation instructions, policies, and procedure requirements
  • Identifies submission components, communicates documentation standards, and coordinates assembly of formal response
  • Exercises considerable latitude determining objectives and approaches to assignment
  • Develops solutions which require regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives
  • Influences future estimating system compliance and validation
  • Assists the Pricing & Estimating team to integrate the appropriate disclosures and supplemental data to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements, policies, procedures, and practices are integrated into the proposal disclosures as auditable backup data
  • Facilitates improvements to proposal disclosures for P&E staff
  • Maintains performance metrics to measure success and identify focus areas
  • Supports the development and compliance of the proposal activities related to pricing and estimating for the Business Unit, Division, and Sector
  • Actively participates in pricing and estimating activities (proposal revisions, evaluating risks and opportunities in cost estimates, etc.) for the Business Unit, Division, and Sector
  • Plans, organizes, writes, edits, and produces a cohesive proposal and supplemental responses to clarifications with appropriate disclosures, explanatory responses, and supporting data to justify adequacy, realism, reasonableness, and audit validation
  • Effectively manages competing priorities and deadlines, and handles multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of compliance and/or pricing experience
    • Master's degree in business, finance, or related discipline with a minimum of 1 year of compliance and/or pricing experience
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10% of the time)
  • Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance
  • Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross-sector experience desirable
  • Experience in aerospace industry
  • Familiarity with ProPricer software
  • Active/transferable Top Secret/SCI security clearance
  • In-depth understanding of US Government acquisition policies, regulations & proposal compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of estimating, costing, and pricing techniques with expertise in business management, government contracts, supplemental data disclosures, & US Government audits
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating & problem solving with a wide range of people
  • Demonstrated ability to support complex operations while collaborating with multiple stakeholders
  • Dynamic, self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently, meet deadlines and achieve commitments
  • Flexible approach to work, an understanding of working collaboratively on a team, & willingness to be an active & supportive member of a cross-functional team
  • Strong problem solving & analytical skills; ability to make recommendations & provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion

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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