Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Careers

Sr. Mgr. Finance

Chandler, AZ

Job Description

Job ID: MO20180607-46470

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people?s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation?s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work ? and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they?re making history.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures.

Northrup-Grumman is seeking a  Sr.Finance Manager for our Chandler,AZ location.

The preferred candidate for this position must be able to interface consistently in a professional and organized manner with internal and external business partners while functioning in an environment characterized by frequently changing priorities.  The candidate must be able to drive team performance by motivating team members to high levels of engagement and serve by example. This position requires a strong leader that actively participates in strategy development, effectively develops personal and collective understanding of top issues/risks/opportunities, supports company internal controls and proactively communicates issues to senior management.

Responsible for the following segment-level program-related activities: review of program financials, analyzing and reviewing actuals/forecasts; reviews programs results with leadership team to address risk mitigation and pursuit of opportunities; assesses program risks and opportunities and appropriate mitigation plans; manages preparation of annual and strategic plans; communicates financial plans to senior leadership; manages quarterly program estimate-at-completes; communicates quarterly EAC results to senior leadership with attention to “early warning” prior to financial process completing; works to build and facilitate cross-functional relationships between finance and other departments within the division; manages EV System Description and DCMA Joint Surveillance; works to build and facilitate intercompany relationships; defines and implements system process improvement initiatives; provides work direction to financial analysts; develops, motivates, coaches and trains staff.  Management of multiple projects; builds effective teams; defines and implements broader process improvements. Conducts revenue recognition reviews;

Responsible for the following segment-level financial activities: review of consolidated financials, analyzing and reviewing actuals / forecasts while driving accuracy and accountability; ensures completion of monthly close process in compliance with appropriate procedures and policies; reviews business unit results with leadership team to address risk mitigation and pursuit of opportunities; identifies risks and opportunities and appropriate mitigation plans; ensures ops properly captures state of business; manages preparation and review of business segment annual and strategic plans; communicates financial plans to business segment organization and senior leadership; provides direction to Analysts; develops and trains staff: supports tax inquiries; provides Internal Audit responses; provides program specific external audit response (Deloitte, others); ensures organization providing appropriate data for external reporting; reviews and approves applicable portions of external reports; works in partnership with division finance.   Partners with Corporate in support of mission & property insurance requirements and favorable foreign exchange rate strategy.  Understands and champions continuous improvement of business processes, applications, and compliance with DFARs business systems requirements.

Skills Needed:

  • Experience with development of Operating Plan and Forecast information in a large business environment that operates a business rhythm supporting monthly/quarterly/annual close cycles
  • Experience with Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Revenue Recognition, Backlog Reporting,Cash Forecasting
  • Experience with principles of Program Finance, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Contract Administration, Subcontracts / Supply Chain, Program Performance Management, Revenue Recognition, Backlog Reporting, Cash Forecasting, GAAP
  • Experience supporting compliance with SOX, Internal / External Audit activities, CAS, FAR, DFARs requirements, and Company policies and procedures.
  • Experience analyzing large commercial and/or Government contracts with experience with Earned Value      management preferred
  • Must be a self-starter and possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement with a focus on internal and external customer service excellence
  • Excellent oral and written communication, computer, documentation, and presentation skills
  • Ability in deadline-driven detail-oriented environment to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively, make sound decisions
  • Working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office tools required including advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint and Cognos reporting software highly desired


Job Type: Full Time Desired Travel: less than 25% Years of Experience: +14 Years Education: Bachelor’s Degree Expertise: Finance

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.

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: 25-50%
Years of Experience: +10 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Finance
Group: Flight