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Arlington, VA | Full Time
10 Days Ago

Job Description

DCS Corp has a need for a Financial Analyst who will be responsible for providing senior leadership team with timely financial and operational analysis to facilitate sound business decisions in support of the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO). Position will focus on the strategic plan, budgeting, monthly forecasting, and consolidated financial reporting. Will conduct and document financial analysis projects, data gathering, manipulation, summarization, and analysis of financial reports, sales activity, trends, and opportunities.

Essential Job Functions:

The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) requires a disciplined, repeatable business case analysis approach to identify and evaluate the benefits and trade-offs associated with a series of affordability opportunities.  The Affordability Directorate requires analysis and support services to develop executable business cases for the F-35 fleet that dramatically reduce the Cost Per Tail Per Year (CPTPY), Unit Recurring Flyaway (URF) cost, and Development related costs. These specialized services will be critical to the success of the JPOs Affordability Strategy for the next 5 years and beyond through delivery of meaningful, tangible projects the program can plan investments and returns against.

  • Own and build on current models to forecast financials and operational KPIs; Develop and implement FP&A best practices, procedures, and processes to drive forecast & planning, business insight and analysis to support senior leadership team.
  • Prepare and maintain financial models and tools; learn and master the budget forecast model, making enhancements for accuracy, relevance, changing business, changing markets, etc.; manage the data collection and consolidation process with accounting resources and functional leadership; analyzing the information to validate completeness and accuracy with the goal of communicating trends and key drivers to executive leadership.
  • Ensure reporting systems and source data are accurate and reconciled including supporting accounting with variance analysis.
  • Understand and analyze business units monthly/quarterly financial results (vs. forecast, prior year, budget) and clearly articulate themes and performance drivers; this includes driving efforts to understand root causes of variances and making recommendations to enhance business performance.
  • Gather, manage, and manipulate data from multiple sources for analysis; identify trends, extract insights, and deliver actionable presentations of findings.
  • Collaborate cross functionally as a “business partner” to drive continuous improvement in reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and analysis processes.
  • Create and manage improvements to financial reporting templates, current reporting hierarchy and general FP&A related business practices.
  • Conduct business call analyst and analyze actual results to understand variances and revise projections as appropriate.
  • Create, promote, and sustain a high-performance culture; continuously raise the performance bar for the finance organization.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A High School Diploma plus 20 years of experience, a Bachelor’s Degree plus 15 years or a Master's degree plus 13 years of experience is required.

Secret Security Clearance.

Ability to understand and resolve complex financial problems effectively.

Experience conducting annual cost estimates.

Excellent presentation skills required.

Excellent research and analysis skills.

Working knowledge of relevant software applications, including Excel, and others;

Experience in job cost or service industry.

Strong analytical abilities; detail oriented.

Strong customer service focus.

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