Financial Analyst

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Transportation


5 - 7 years

Posted 99 days ago

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Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst. This role will be located in Poway, CA, supporting our affiliate, Diazyme. This position, under general direction, is responsible for providing financial and cost control support, along with preparing various financial reports and analysis to monitor overall financial performance within a commercial manufacturing setting.


  • Assists in establishing profit center revenue, cost of sales, gross margin, discretionary spending through profit (loss) and cost center cost, base, and rate budgets. Forecasts for one or more calendar years.

  • Prepares a variety of actual vs. budgetreports for profit and cost center managers including financial and variance analyses and recommendations for corrective action(s) and specifies new reports for production from the company's ERP system.

  • Develops balance sheets and cash generated (used) schedules; capital program and expenditure budgets; as well as base analyses for assigned profit centers.

  • Performs special economic evaluations, business and cost impact analyses, and cash forecasting.

  • Generates financial analyses using Excel and SAP in support of inventory analysis.

  • Supports inventoryaudits and reporting.

  • Works closely with program managers, profit center managers, and cost center managers in planning and budgeting work, tracking actual incurred spending, anticipated to go spending, and expected profit margins.

  • 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.

  • Interfaces with external auditors on a variety of audit inquiries.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Utilizes MS Office Suite, SAP and other applications.

  • 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 six 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 comprehensive understanding of industry and government cost accounting principles, theories and concepts and a complete and thorough knowledge of cost accounting practices, techniques, and standards.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity; (2) excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present accounting and finance findings: (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees, including senior managers and senior external parties on accounting and finance matters; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; (5) the ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects; (6) the ability to represent the department or company on projects ; and (7) excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, SAP expertise strongly preferred but not required).

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.


Job ID#: 20447BR