General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Financial Analyst in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18748BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Financial Analyst

Job Category: Finance/Accounting

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Analyst to join the Program Finance department at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems located in Poway, Ca. This position, under general direction is responsible for establishing profit center revenue, cost of sales, gross margin, discretionary spending through profit (loss) and cost center cost, base, and rate budgets. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, with the capacity to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis.


  • Assists in establishing profit center revenue, cost of sales, gross margin, discretionary spending through profit (loss) and cost center cost, base, and rate budgets. Forecasts for one or more calendar years.

  • Prepares a variety of actual vs. budget reports for profit and cost center managers including financial and variance analyses and recommendations for corrective action(s) and specifies new reports for production from the company's ERP system.

  • Performs special economic evaluations, business and cost impact analyses, unbilled and analysis as well as unbilled forecasting and cash forecasting.

  • Works closely with program managers, profit center managers, and cost center managers in planning and budgeting work, tracking actual incurred spending, anticipated to go spending, and expected profit margins.

  • Prepares contract and funding status, project performance reports, and monitors any at risk spending.

  • Responds to financial inquiries on a variety of contract value, contract modifications, funding, revenue, costing, hours, open commitments, and billing issues.

  • Updates and maintains projects, work break-down structures, and network activities in the Project Systems module in the company's ERP system.

  • Supports Program Managers to review incurred costs and help explain various variances to program budgets.

  • Works with program finance team to research incurred costs and use the company procedures to transfer any required costs.

  • Performs monthly financial analysis reporting requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and/or finance and three or more years of progressive professional cost accounting experience in a corporate environment, preferably with a government contractor. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a general knowledge of cost accounting principles, theories and concepts and a general understanding of cost accounting practices, techniques, and standards.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity; (2) excellent verbal and written communications and presentations skills to accurately document and report accounting and finance findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers and external parties on accounting and finance matters; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; and, (5) excellent computer skills with strong proficiency in Excel.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Must have a basic understanding of Government Contracting Unbilled.

  • Must have a basic understanding of Government Contracting General Ledger activities.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner and complete by required deadlines.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.