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Project Financial Analyst Principal

Arlington, VA, USA | BAE Systems

  • Industry:
    Airlines/Aviation/Aerospace
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The finance organization is a trusted business partner delivering information and innovative solutions for decision-making in order to deliver quality products and capabilities to our customers and, ultimately, the warfighter.We are committed to employee growth and development allowing employees to build a long term career at BAE Systems.In addition to challenging day to day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility.BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with and positively impact the internal and external community in which we work.


Project finance plans, controls, and reports program performance relating to cost and schedule according to the Earned Value Management System. Project finance is a well-rounded role that introduces an employee to the various facets of BAE Systems finance.


Responsibilities include:


Program team leader. Coordinating team meetings and reviews


Developing creative solutions to problems and driving change


Serving as the right hand man or woman to the program manager


Creating and influencing program baselines through earned value management


Developing and shaping program risks and opportunities, such as cost overruns and scheduling delays


Developing financial forecasts and deeply analyzing estimates at completion


Supporting weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting requirements both internally and externally


Interfacing with customers and serving as a consultant for external communications


Reporting financials to management and serving as an expert for the function


Seeking out projects to continually improve processes


Proposal support through participating in fact-finding, statements of position, and negotiations


Typical Education & Experience


Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience


Required Skills and Education


Bachelor s degree and 6 years of work experience or equivalent experience; alternatively, a master s degree and 4 years of work experience


Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools


Ability to develop solutions to complex problems using ingenuity & innovation


Experience communicating and presenting financial data to other functions in an accurate, concise, and understandable manner


Strong interpersonal skills to influence and lead diverse work teams


Ability to prioritize and self-manage a multi-tasked workload in a fast-paced environment


Understanding of program costs, revenue recognition, profit, cash and collections


Ability to make decisions with sound judgment while complying with policies and procedures


Preferred Skills and Education


Experience with Oracle, Hyperion, ProPricer, and Cobra


Ability to challenge and improve knowledge of industry practices and standards as well as company policies


Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers


Previous experience in program control


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