Financial Analyst

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/06/17
11 - 15 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/06/17

Job Summary
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst to join our Mission Systems Program Finance group within General Atomics Aeronautical Systems located in San Diego, Ca. This position, under limited supervision, is responsible for providing budgeting, cost and hours analyses, and reporting on assigned contracts. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, with the capacity to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis. This person would also function in an advisory or leadership role, providing direction and guidance to less experienced staff.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.


  • Works closely with program managers and project controls analysts (PCAs) in planning and budgeting work, tracking actual incurred spending, anticipated to go spending, earned value metrics and expected profit margins.
  • Prepares contract and funding status/backlog reports, project performance reports, and monitors any at risk spending.
  • Responds to financial inquiries on a variety of contract value, contract modifications, funding, revenue, costing, hours, open commitments, and billing issues.
  • Updates and maintains projects, work break-down structures, and network activities in the Project Systems module in the company's ERP system.
  • Reviews labor and procurement requisition charging to network activities and cost centers and works closely with accounting on proper company costing practices and internal controls.
  • Assists in preparing revenue, cost of sales and gross margin forecasts, measuring performance to the forecast and explaining variances.
  • Interfaces with DCAA and external auditors on a variety of audit inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and/or finance and ten or more years of progressive professional cost accounting experience in a corporate environment, preferably with a government contractor. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a general knowledge of cost accounting principles, theories and concepts and a general understanding of cost accounting practices, techniques, and standards.
  • Must be customer focused and possess the ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.
  • Solid verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report accounting and finance findings to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers and external parties on accounting and finance matters.
  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Excellent MS Office computer skills.
  • Experience with SAP and MPM is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.


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