Northrop Grumman iReturn Program Cost Schedule & Control Analyst in Huntsville, Alabama

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Program Cost Schedule & Control Analyst. The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years.

The qualified applicant will join a cohort of employees re-entering the workforce after a career break of at least two years. This cohort will receive special on-boarding designed to provide an effective re-entry into the workforce. iReturn

provides experienced professionals with a 12-week "returnship" to prepare for a full-time career in one of several fields at Northrop Grumman through training, professional development and networking opportunities. Qualified applicants will

join a cohort of employees returning to the workforce after a 2+ career break for this "returnship" program that focuses on giving you a seamless transition back into the workforce. This cohort program will run from September - December and prepare candidates for an effective re-entry into the workforce. Upon completion of the program, candidates will be eligible for full-time roles with the company.

Learn more about the iReturn program here at http://www.northropgrumman.com/Careers/Pages/iReturn.aspx .

Primary duties include:

  • Sets up cost control system, monitors and controls costs and schedules on contracts requiring validated cost schedule control system.

  • Performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.

  • Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.

  • Prepares program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and scheduled.

  • Performs schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks.

  • Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding to the government.

  • Incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.

  • Perform analytical research utilizing the appropriate accounting systems to validate cost reporting and funding requirements and perform independent Estimate-at-complete (EAC) analysis.

  • Support audits and reviews requested by programs, customers, and company management. Fact-finding and negotiation support.

  • Support the preparation and coordination of financial forecasting and reporting, Annual Operating Plan and Resource Plan

  • Perform cost and schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks.

  • Prepare financial inputs to internal reports and presentations (IPRS, Dashboards, BARs, Etc.)

  • Perform Earned Value Metric (EVM) tasks including: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development, budget baseline, cost risk analysis/ assessment and visibility reports, development and analysis of estimates to complete.

  • Management of program financials, including: financial and cost forecasting, reporting and analysis, profitability analysis, and working capital analysis (accounts receivable forecasting, treasury forecasting, unbilled analysis, and aged receivables analysis).

Person will be responsible for:

  • Earned Value Management analysis and reporting

  • Budgeting and tracking internal IRAD, Bid and Proposal and Marketing and Selling expenses

  • Cost Budget and Tracking

  • Manpower Analysis

  • Internal Audit Coordination

  • Program Financial Analysis

  • Program forecast and risk review

  • Validation of Program Balance Sheet

  • Accounts Receivable tracking and variance reporting

  • Journal entry

Basic Qualifications:

  • A career break of at least two years.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline

  • At least 4 years of financial analysis experience

  • At least 2 years of experience using MS Office applications(Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

  • Able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or CPA

  • Experience in any relevant areas to include: capitalization of assets, calculation of depreciation, budgeting, calculation of rates of return on internal projects, and/or variance analysis.

  • Strong analytical and Excel skills

  • SAP experience

  • Experience working for or with military, defense, aerospace or technology companies

  • Previously held Secret (or above) Security Clearance

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.