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Finance Analyst

Job Description
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. 

The Account Finance Analyst is a key member of the Project Finance team who, in a financial capacity, support contracts of work and their customers within a rapidly changing, growing and fast passed environment.

The role will support the wider Business Management function by helping to ensure the accuracy and transparency of their portfolio’s financial performance including variance analysis, ensuring the data integrity within the ERPS, conduct profit/loss analysis, utilise financial tracking tools, assist accounts payable and accounts receivable, support pricing activities and engage with the closely linked co.

The role may support several contracts simultaneously (based on contract size and work experience), therefore, you must also be able to organize your workload effectively, be able to priorities and be proactive while supporting consistency with NGUK strategy, standards, policies and processes.

Different thinking for a Different world

The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • Assist their Finance Business Partner with reporting into any Programme, Customer and internal Financial Reporting Models.
  • Understand all financial outputs required of Project Finance. E.g. EAC cycle, current back log and customer invoicing.
  •  Provide regular independent status reports to their team on all financial outputs and support/own certain tasks to ensure outputs are achieved in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the ERP system in accordance with the latest financial data.
  • Incorporate contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Participate in process review and improvement exercises.
  • Undertake any other reasonable task as requested.
  • May develop and deliver presentations.
How you will make a difference
The successful candidate must be able to:
  • Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to understand and sort large quantities of data.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and a good eye for detail
  • Develop solutions to a variety of complex problems. May refer to established precedents and policies.
  • Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Have confidence to engage with various stakeholders around the organization.


  • AAT qualified or a business and finance back ground with a desire to have a career in Finance/Business Management
  • Good Excel skills
  • At least 2 year experience working within a Finance team or similar
  • Experience in a project environment preferred but not essential

Competency/Skill requirements

  • Aptitude for Business Management.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel.
  • Good collaborative interpersonal skills for written, oral and face to face communications.
  • Capable of dealing with multiple stakeholders.
Other requirements
  • Travel requirements; some national travel may be required to attend team and customer meetings. Occasional international travel may be required
  • Clearance requirements; Applicants must be able to gain and maintain UK Government clearances

General Operations Department job description

  • Attend Business Management department meetings
Looking for flexibility? Talk to us at the application stage about what may be possible.