Product Line Finance Manager - FP&A
Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 18, 2021
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
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
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
Ensure business excellence is maintained by participating in the
planning, attraction, selection, development, and retention of
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
Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Ensure compliance with company financial policies and accounting
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
Experience in manufacturing, preferably in aerospace and
Strong analytical skills, documentation skills, collaboration, and
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
Reviews and when necessary, challenges budgets/forecasts,
performance, and other metrics.
Thorough understanding of advanced financial analysis metrics, ROI
Advanced experience with complex financial spreadsheets and
Ability to design executive level reports and presentations for
decision making purposes.
US Citizenship is required.
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