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Finance Analyst

Location:
Cheltenham
Job Description

The Finance Analyst is a key member of the Business Management team who supports the programmes within the Northrop Grumman’s National Security Solutions division by providing sound financial information and control.

Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 

 

Different thinking for a Different world
The role will work directly with a Finance Business Partner within a rapidly changing,growing, fast-paced environment and will play a major part in ensuring the reporting accuracy and transparency of a portfolio’s financial performance. In addition,opportunities to work with the wider Business Management team will be available to participate in process reviews and help the team ensure ways of working evolve to stay relevant and continue to deliver value.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in reporting into programme, Customer and internal Financial Reporting Models
  • Perform analysis on project financial metrics within a portfolio and prepare reports for checking contracts remain within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines
  • Maintain tracking tools (ERP system) in accordance with the latest financial data and information.
  • Assist with project forecasting and scheduling, prepare budgets for contract work and perform and/or assist in financial analyses including variance and profit/loss analysis
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines, and be continually aware of outstanding work against each contract
  • Create all project-related invoices and provide assistance as needed to accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Process, understand and share insight on large quantities of data
  • Participate in process reviews and continuous improvement activities
  • Develop and deliver presentations as required
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Accounting, Commercial and Programme teams
  • Create purchase requests and support pricing activities as required, including preparation of pricing material for additional customer proposals
  • Plan schedules and arrange workload to achieve objectives and deadlines
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested
 
How you will make a difference

Competency/Skill requirements
  • Good analytical skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Strong numerical skills, particularly Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage confidently and effectively with all audiences/stakeholders
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent worker able to also work on own initiative
  • Able to recognise when to escalate and raise questions when faced with uncertainty
  • Organised and self-motivated adept at workload management, prioritising appropriate appropriately to meet deadlines
  • Able to understand and sort large quantities of data 
  • Strong on problem-solving, able to develop solutions to a variety of complex problems