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HERNDON, VA · Manufacturing

We have an exciting opportunity due to the growth of our team!  We are looking for a Senior Program Finance Manager to join the Surface and C5 System Finance team. This includes responsibility for Program Finance, as well as EVM support.  This is a growth position and will include direct leadership of a program finance team, and a focus on growing and developing talent for the future.  

Essential Functions:
  • Drive program performance
  • Drive employee engagement initiatives
  • Partner with and provide guidance to Program Managers, Technical Leads, and Division/Sector leadership related to financial performance of contracts. 
  • Oversight of program financials for Orders, Sales, EBIT, and Cash including preparation of financial reports and briefings to leadership.
  • Lead the improvement and streamlining of policies and procedures, including driving utilization of Cobra for Estimate-at-Completion (EAC) program variance analyses, and optimizing the Costpoint ERP system.
  • Responsible for influencing day-to-day execution of all financial activity related to Programs, Proposals, Reviews, including the development of strategies necessary to achieve program financial goals.
  • Program finance duties will include:  development/review of time-phased budgets following contract award; establishment of key performance metrics and milestones; ongoing reporting of Program(s) cost and schedule variances in accordance with company policy; ETC/EAC preparation and review, analysis and monitoring; maintenance and reporting of timely performance data to division management team as well as customer; investigation of financial irregularities; financial program compliance; prepare milestone invoices and analyze program cash forecast.
  • EVM responsibilities will include: Ability to analyze earned value metrics and understand concepts; ability to identify issues based on results; work with Control Account Managers and Program Managers to help interpret the data into meaningful information; ability to train on EV concepts and coordinate inputs across multiple functional organizations, help analyze variance analysis inputs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 12 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 16 years of prior related experience.
  • Strong ERP systems experience, SAP preferred.
  • Strong Software skills, including COBRA, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong experience managing EACs.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability develop talent.
  • Experience with programs requiring Earned Value Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relatable field 
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with PMs and functional leaders.
  • Experience interfacing with and presenting to executive leadership.
  • Ability to create executive level briefings.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace and challenging environment.
  • Prior proven leadership experience
  • Experience being a change agent.
Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No
Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - No
Overtime Eligible - No

10+ to 15 years experience
Seniority Level - Mid-Senior
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Never

Must have defense background.  Earned Value Management experience

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