Principal Program Financial Analyst

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  • Location:

    Fitchburg, United States

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contact:

    Lissa Jerez

  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing guidance and direction to development, maintenance and analysis of the financial activity, scheduling and performance measurement data for the program.
  • Leading and/or performing financial planning and analysis for a complex program of moderate to large size, or several smaller programs for an organization or LOB
  • Developing and analyzing financial reports and communicate financial issues/risks.
  • Applying critical thinking to assist management in identifying risk and developing risk mitigation strategies
  • Conducting internal training sessions on relevant financial topics within area of expertise
  • Maintaining business relationships with and serve as point of contact with government, commercial, foreign and domestic customers
  • Supporting negotiations with the government, industry prime contractors and foreign customers
  • Providing oversight of global linearity of manufacturing activities and forecasting, track cost-down initiatives across assigned programs and Line of Business
  • Participating in acquisition planning strategies including: the definition of contract requirements and risks, and, market research
  • Supporting proposal preparations including: bid/no-bid requirements; cost estimating; pricing and negotiation
  • Understanding source selection evaluation process to include cost and price analysis, discussions, debriefings and protest
  • Mentoring, training and providing work leadership to less-experienced Financial Analysts
  • Supporting, communicating, reinforcing and defending the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures


  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting or related field and at least eight years of progressive experience in a government manufacturing environment
  • Strong grasp of generally accepted accounting principles and an in-depth working knowledge of the cost accounting standards (CAS) and IFRS
  • Strong contract compliance knowledge
  • Strong leadership and developmental skills
  • Understand advanced financial analysis principles and have financial analysis skills
  • Ability to mentor and train others
  • Ability to guide difficult analysis on programs
  • Working knowledge of IR&D/B&P/direct sell and allowable vs. unallowable cost
  • Strong communicator of financial issues/risks to non-financial personnel