Northrop Grumman Program Cost Schedule & Control Analyst 3 in Palmdale, California

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all the while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security and freedom of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the place for you.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 65,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life.

Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be. Just as you would invest your time and hard work into our company, we focus on investing back into you through enriching professional experiences and high-quality learning and development opportunities. We want you to bring your whole self to work and for you to have meaningful connections with your coworkers, customers, and communities, while providing the best products, systems, and technologies to protect our world.

Job Description:

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a Program Cost Schedule and Control Analyst3 to assist with all Business activities associated within the Restricted Programs Operating Unit.This position will be located in Palmdale, CA.

This position reports to the AS2 Business Manager and partners with the Restricted ProgramsBusiness Manager, Program Manager and his/her direct reports to establish strategy; prioritize requirements and achieve financial goals while ensuring the integrity of business processes. Responsibilities include:

  • Set up cost control system; monitors and controls costs and forecast on contracts.

  • Perform analysis and prepares reports to ensure that contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.

  • Prepare program plans to ensure program requirements and statement of work are captured and forecasted.

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

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

  • Create financial charts in support of program management and program reviews.

  • Oversee billings and collections to the customer to assure timely cash flow.

  • Provide business oversight, interface with applicable customers and auditors (internal and external) and assist with contract negotiations as needed to ensure sound business deals within authorized parameters are achieved.

  • Interface with diverse functional areas to ensure risks are understood and financial performance is achieved.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance/Business with a minimum of6 years applicable experience, or a Masters degree and 4 years of experience or an additional 4 years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Must possess an advanced understanding of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); Federal Cost Principles including: direct versus indirect, allowable vs. unallowable; Forward Pricing Rate proposals (FPRPs) development, negotiation and execution; advanced understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM), Financial Planning to include Annual Operating Plan development and budgeting to include Capital expenditures and charitable contributions.

  • Working knowledge of EVMS as applied to major government contracts.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, SAP and BW.

  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, and presentation skills.

  • Ability to change physical locations based upon need.

  • Experience as a collaborator in a team environment.

  • Able to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the program results.

  • Able to prepare and analyze data and figures.

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems and develop solutions.

  • Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours.

  • Ability to develop and present material outside the immediate work function.

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days a year.

  • Must possess an active DoD Secret security clearance and have the ability to obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • The ability to obtain and retain Special Program access clearance within 365 days from submission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants with an active Top Secret clearance preferred.

  • Ability to work under only general supervision.

  • MBA or CPA certification.

  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills preferred.

  • Comfortable networking and interfacing with employees of other organizations.

  • Experience developing and motivating co-workers for a productive team environment.

  • Understanding of DOD contracts, government Cost Accounting Standards, Commercial contracts, Commercial contracts and the FAR.

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 statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.