Compensation Analyst (Principal Level) Falls Church, VA

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman is currently seeking a Principal Compensation Analyst at its Corporate Office in Falls Church, VA. Reporting to the Manager of Executive Compensation, the successful candidate will play a key role in analyzing executive compensation data as part of a team that assists in the design, implementation, communication, and delivery of executive compensation programs. This is a collaborative role that will work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders in HR, finance, legal, tax, and business administration.


  • Support the annual review and preparation of the Compensation Disclosure and Analysis (CD&A) section of the annual proxy report.

  • Assist in the preparation of compensation materials for senior executives and meetings of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

  • Perform data reconciliations and maintain an audit trail to assist with the executive compensation team review and internal audit's review.

  • Research and synthesize executive compensation market trends and best practices as well as Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting and tax regulations to ensure Northrop Grumman's plans remain current, compliant, and competitive

  • Assist in the preparation of communication materials regarding executive compensation programs.

  • Create models to test and refine incentive compensation plans under various business scenarios.

  • Prepare compensation analyses, administration, and guidance for executive transactions, including new hires, promotions and terminations.

  • Prepare ad-hoc compensation analyses and reports as requested

Candidate skills and attributes:

  • Maintain an exceptional standard of quality: this role requires significant attention to detail, strong organization and project management skills, strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities, and accountability for excellent results.

  • Uphold an uncompromising commitment to business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.

  • Deadline driven and ability to prioritize multiple projects.

  • Excellent people skills with an emphasis on careful listening, relationship building, and strong written and oral communications.

  • Ability to draw conclusions from data in a logical, systematic way.

  • Adept at working in a high-volume and fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources, Accounting or related discipline and a minimum of 6 years relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Business, Human Resources or other applicable field of study

  • Experience drafting CD&A disclosures and understanding of SEC disclosure requirements, legislation impacting executive compensation and corporate governance

  • Knowledge of applicable SEC and IRS regulations for executive compensation programs.

  • Certified Compensation Professional or progress towards certification.

  • Previous experience working in a large publicly-held company

Salary Range: $86,300 - $129,500

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.