Financial/Cost Control Analyst 3

Start your future with a new mission! Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Financial/Cost Control Analyst 3 to support the Surveillance & Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Business Unit, Business Management organization. This position is located in Linthicum, MD.

The roles and responsibilities of the Financial/Cost Control Analyst 3 include, but 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)
  • Program base-linings
  • Risk and opportunities assessment
  • Visibility reports
  • Performance measurement (Earned Value Management-EVM)
  • Variance analyses
  • Estimates To Complete (ETC) and Estimates At Completion (EAC).

Assist in preparing for internal and external audits

Establishing a budget/EAC, analyzing capital expenditures and preparing reports for programs

Prepare and process Intercompany Work Orders (IWO) using the web based system for requestor or performer, modifications, and closeout

Prepare work authorizations

Be fully versed in the operation of all EVMS processes/procedures and generate baseline and contract performance report (CPR) 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 player with strong communication skills.

Relocation assistance is not offered with this requisition.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or Business Administration with 6 years of experience or a Master's degree as described above with 4 years of experience.
  • Prior leadership experience - leading a project or personnel.
  • Prior related experience with financial analysis and/or reporting
  • Experience with Earned Value Management
  • 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. U.S. Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Defense Industry experience
  • Prior program cost control experience
  • Earned Value Management Customer Reporting experience
  • Experience with MS Project
  • Secret level security clearance or higher
  • Experience with Micro-Frame Program Manager, wInsight, SAP and EVMS.
  • Experience with work breakdown structures and the integration of Scope, Cost, and Schedule.
  • Familiarity with FAR/DFAR

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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