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SR. Program Finance & FP&A Analyst; Valencia, CA

Job Opening:

posted Jul 24, 2015, 3:08 PM by Unknown user

Company: Well established publicly held Aerospace Manufacturer with sales of over $2B

Division Sales: $300M with 5 international locations


Opportunity: Sr. Program Finance/FP&A

Salary: up to $100K + 4-7% bonus (will flex DOE)

Reports to: Assistant Controller or directly to VP of Finance


Sizzle about Company:

   Very Talent Driven and Employee Centric organization

   Exceptional progression and growth 2-3 years throughout the organization and not limited to VC starting with

   Next step can be FP&A Mgr or Assistant Controller

   Excellent Benefits and Relocation package should you take internal growth opportunity out of State or Country


Primary Duties:

  • Develop Program Accounting & Costing methodology for aerospace business, implement tracking & reporting mechanisms on major new projects
  • Support monthly business review process, prepare Quarterly Forecasts & Annual Budgets,
  • Support FP&A Manager to ensure that Annual Budgets, periodic Forecasts & other related analysis are performed accurately & completed in a timely manner
  • Primary contact to implement and publish Operations KPI’s, perform variance analysis and partner with functional owners, influence results, and drive continuous improvement
  • Develop, maintain and publish monthly customer & product P&L
  • Works with other Management to coordinate Division operations and activities and partners with Operations teams to resolve problems and issues
  • Ability to maintain standard cost system, understand, report on periodic variances (PPV, Labor & Absorption, etc.) and identify any corrective action necessary
  • Support Six Sigma, facilitate lean and productivity initiatives
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, supporting documentation, and analysis and schedules to explain variance to Plan & Forecast
  • Accumulate and financially report production costs as required by US GAAP
  • Provides ad hoc Financial analysis reports as needed


Requirements & Skills:

   Bachelor’s degree; MBA and/or CPA a plus but not a must

   Manufacturing is a must with strong preference for Program Finance/Aerospace experience (POC) but any components/discrete manufacturing will be considered (Engineering/Construction)

   Ambitious and driven individual who strives to become Controller or Director of Finance

   Progressive but not overly aggressive as not someone that’s knocking on Manager door within 12 months (in due time and patience)

   Exceptional opportunity for someone currently at mid-level Analyst and ready for the next step as Senior.

   Outgoing personality that’s inquisitive and pushes the envelope on process improvement and enjoys the visibility with Senior Mgmt.

·       Requires BS/BA in Accounting or Business; MBA or an Advanced degree in Business or Finance  preferred

·       Experience with Program or Contract Management  in Aerospace or similar industry

·       Experience developing budgets, forecasts in a mfg. environment; Experience performing variance analysis

·       Sound business acumen and the ability to understand “big picture” and influence functional owners to support key organizational initiatives

·       5 years relevant accounting experience including exposure cost accounting concepts in a manufacturing environment

·       Possess strong skills to collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; and develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources while considering costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

·       Strong knowledge of US GAAP, accounting principles and practices, financial analysis, modeling and data reporting using Business Intelligence programs

·       Experience leading teams including cross-functional teams

  • Act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Proven track record prioritizing and juggling multiple projects simultaneously with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Must possess strong communication & presentation skills; The individual should have the ability to articulate thoughts in an effective manner and influence decisions
  • Excellent computer skills including a high degree of skill in Excel, PowerPoint, ERP & Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse applications such as Hyperion





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