Principal Financial Analyst Redondo Beach, CA

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 Aeronautics Systems is seeking a Principal Financial Analyst to join us in the pursuit of top-tier financial performance. This position is based out of Redondo Beach, CA. The Principal Financial Analyst will provide support for all elements of the organizations SOW under the guidance of the Manager of Sector Financial Planning Homeroom.


  • Overall coordination and communication between Sector and Program/Division teams

  • Develop and Execute Training Program - develop training materials and recurring training program for new and existing team members; prepare standard training for new employees; train on new initiatives and processes

  • Drive consistency in processes across Divisions and Program - Develop and publish process documentation that aligns to training

  • Prepare and distribute templates for AOP, forecast reviews, ad hoc requests, etc; collaborate with Division teams before distributing

  • Coordinate deliverables with Divisions; divisions have primary responsibility for coordination with Program Teams

  • Resolve issues and questions that arise

  • Maintain calendar with critical meeting and due dates

  • Roll-out of new initiatives (DTO, EAC granularity project, Treasury Process, etc)

  • Staffing assistance as required

  • Lead of Sector Financial Planning Council - Communication between sector, program, and division finance teams - weekly or bi-weekly meetings to discuss upcoming deliverables and meetings, resolve questions, etc

  • DTO support and training

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of Finance, Accounting, and/or Business-related experience, or a Master's degree with 4 years of related experience

  • Knowledge of basic excel functions and understanding of data analysis techniques.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business-related discipline

  • Experience with ERP systems (e.g., SAP or Costpoint) and Financial Planning software (e.g, Hyperion Planning, IBM Analytics, or another similar software)

  • Experience in program/division business management functions and understanding of sector level requirements.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Expertise in financial analysis

  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

  • CPA License

  • Knowledge of EVMS/FAR/DFARS

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.