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Product Line Finance Manager - FP&A

Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 18, 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 Finance Manager to join our Product Line Finance and FP&A organization.

This position reports to the MQ-9 Systems Product Line Finance Manager and is responsible for the overall financial management of the United States Air Force (USAF) P&L, a business area with full lifecycle products and services. This position is an integral member of the business area leadership team and a key contributor in developing and executing strategies in satisfaction of ASI business objectives. Manages the design, development, and implementation of comprehensive, quarterly, annual, and multi-year financial forecasts. Responsible for key financial metrics; bookings, revenue, profit, and cash. Supports the financial plan development of various colors of money; Internal Research & Development, Bid & Proposal, Inventory, Capital, and Operating expenses. Drive the development of robust financial risk and opportunities. Leads the development and modification of financial planning practices and procedures and ensures that financial planning activities are successfully implemented and meet overall objectives and required regulatory standards while improving efficiency. Objectives may be accomplished through management of subordinates. Responsible for decisions that have a serious impact on outcomes, possibly affecting schedules and/or expenditure of time, resources, and funds.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Quarterly, annual and 5-year financial forecast coordination - Lead forecast activities for key financial metrics, analysis and reporting, manage variance analysis of actual performance vs. plan.
Validate program Estimate at Completion (EAC) assumptions are accurately represented as part of the financial forecast process.
Oversee and manage the collaborative development of IR&D, Bid & Proposal, CAPEX, OPEX, and Inventory budgets.
Actively seek areas of improvement in tools and processes, review existing financial processes and develop new and/or improved financial planning processes, identify risk and opportunities, recommend solutions, and manage corrective actions to maintain financial stability.
Lead variance analysis activities throughout the year and drive ad hoc analytics to support the business as well as manage similar efforts when requested, routinely communicate operational & financial performance trends, historical & forecasted using appropriate metrics.
Ensure business excellence is maintained by participating in the planning, attraction, selection, development, and retention of professional talent.
Acts as primary contact for Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents concerning financial matters in relation to operational decisions and will conduct briefings and financial reviews for internal customers.
Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ensure compliance with company financial policies and accounting practices.
Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Performs 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 Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in finance/accounting with at least five of those years in management. Must have experience in or government contractor environment. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
An MBA in accounting or finance, CPA or CMA certification, and/or experience negotiating accounting issues is highly desirable.
Must demonstrate a detailed application of industry and government finance/accounting management principles and practices as well as comprehensive finance/accounting leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
Must be able to resolve complex management and finance/accounting problems; serve as spokesperson on projects and/or programs; and be an expert in one or more finance/accounting management areas. Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
Experience in manufacturing, preferably in aerospace and defense.
Strong analytical skills, documentation skills, collaboration, and people skills.
Capable of interfacing objectively with people at all levels and all functions within the organization including Strat Dev, Operations, Contracts, Finance, Program Management, Senior and Top Corporate Management.
Reviews and when necessary, challenges budgets/forecasts, performance, and other metrics.
Thorough understanding of advanced financial analysis metrics, ROI and KPIs.
Advanced experience with complex financial spreadsheets and formulas.
Ability to design executive level reports and presentations for decision making purposes.
US Citizenship is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Chula Vista , Product Line Finance Manager - FP&A, Accounting, Auditing , Chula Vista, California

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