Principal Financial Analyst, Mclean, VA

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McLean, VA

Requisition ID: R10087736
Category: Business Management
Location: McLean, VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1

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.

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Principal Financial Analyst to support the division financial planning/reporting manager in the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness Division.  This position reports to the Division Financial Planning Manager and serves a key analyst role for the division.  The position is located in McLean, Virginia. 

Roles and responsibilities of the Principal Financial Analyst include, but are not limited to, the following:

Financial planning, reporting, and analysis
Annual Operating Plan (AOP) duties
Ensure Revenue Recognition (C-901) population completeness as well as perform division reviews
Element of Cost and Headcount forecasting
Review of intercompany and subk suspense for monthly reporting
SOX activities
Mentoring and training interns and college hires
Other ad hoc assignments as required
Strong excel skills

The candidate should be well organized, schedule-driven, and have the ability to multi-task while meeting tight deadlines.  This position also requires excellent communication skills, as frequent interaction with senior Division, Sector, and BU/OU finance leadership teams as well as other support staff functions is necessary.  We are looking for a highly motivated team player to join our dynamic, fast-paced financial planning and reporting organization.

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of direct experience preparing financial data and performing analysis.
Will also consider:  
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field with 6 years of professional experience
Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or a related field with 4 years of related professional experience
Proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience preparing and presenting complex financial analysis to varying levels of management
Experience with Hyperion Planning, HFM, Access databases, and intermediate/advanced Excel skills
Experience with variance reporting using the following reporting tools (or similar):
Business Warehouse (BW)


Salary Range: $86,300 USD – $129,500 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10087736 2023.01.14

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