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Program Financial Analyst

Location: Santee
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 an experienced Program Financial Analyst to join the Program Planning & Control group at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems located in Poway, CA. This position, under general direction is responsible for supporting programs teams plan and budget work, track financial performance and develop estimates at completion. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, with the capacity to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis.


  • Supports program managers in planning and budgeting work, tracking incurred spending, anticipated future spending, and expected profit margins.
  • Develops performance baselines with integrated schedules.
  • Supports program managers in the development of Estimates at Complete (EACs) for a variety of contract types.
  • Works cross-functionally with Program Management, Contracts and Accounting to support successful program execution and issue resolution.
  • Conducts financial analysis and reporting of cost and schedule performance utilizing Earned Value Management System (EVMS) techniques.
  • Provide International Offset/Industrial Cooperation financial support.
  • Prepares customer cost and schedule reports.
  • Supports program risk & opportunity management.
  • Updates and maintains project work breakdown structure.
  • Prepares contract funding status reports.
  • Performs cash flow analysis.
  • Assists with unbilled accounts receivable analysis.
  • Reviews and approves purchasing requests.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Preforms other duties as assigned or required. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    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 cost accounting experience in a corporate environment, preferably with a government contractor. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
    • Demonstrates a detailed and extensive expertise in and application of industry and government cost accounting principles, theories, concepts, standards, and practices, as well as project leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones.
    • Must be able to contribute to the development of new financial processes or systems.
    • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of complex 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 represent the department or company on projects.
    • Experience preparing contractually required financial reports (IPMR, CFSR, CSDR, etc) highly desirable.
    • Familiarity with Earned Value Management techniques as part of financial management is highly desirable.
    • SAP experience desirable.
    • Experience utilizing an earned value tool (MPM, EVM forProject, Empower) is desirable.
    • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential.
    • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
    • US Citizenship is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Santee , Program Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Santee, California

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