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BAE Systems

Financial Analyst Principal, Program Controls (Hybrid)



Full Time

On Site


Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Job Description Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely. This position requires strong business acumen, interpersonal and leadership skills.

See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

The finance organization is a trusted business partner delivering information and innovative solutions for decision-making in order to deliver quality products and capabilities to our customers and, ultimately, the warfighter. We are committed to employee growth and development allowing employees to build a long-term career at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day-to-day assignments, employees are encouraged to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs and networking events, and rotate into different roles with increasing levels of responsibility. BAE Systems also provides employees with opportunities to engage with and positively impact the internal and external community in which we work.

Project finance plans, controls, and reports program performance relating to cost and schedule according to the Earned Value Management System. Project finance is a well-rounded role that introduces an employee to the various facets of BAE Systems finance.

This role specifically supports the EW Development portfolio of programs under the LOTAC Air EW Product Line in the Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) Business Area. The portfolio of programs is very diverse, including both unclassified and classified programs, as well as programs with various external reporting requirements. There is a large opportunity for growth in this role as the contributions of the EW Development portfolio are expected to become increasingly important to the success of the overall Electronic Systems Sector in the coming years.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as a team leader. Coordinate team meetings and reviews in conjunction with EW Development Finance Manager
  • Develop creative solutions to problems and drive change through evaluating process improvement opportunities
  • Work as a trusted business partner with multiple team members, including Program Managers, Contracts, Master Planning, Engineering, and Operations for successful team collaboration
  • Create and influence program baselines through earned value management while meeting internal and external customer deadlines and requirements
  • Develop and shape program risks and opportunities, such as cost overruns and scheduling delays
  • Integrate financial forecasts and deeply analyze estimates at completion
  • Assist in proposal support through fact-finding, statements of position, and negotiations
Who you Are:
  • You love working with a team and receiving input from others
  • You are able to concisely explain complex subjects in person and in email
  • You constantly ask questions and love learning
  • You’re willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the job done
  • You’re more interested in getting the job done right than who gets credit
  • You’re a good judge of how long projects take to complete, and always alert others if things get off track
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of work experience or equivalent experience; alternatively, a master’s degree and 4 years of work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems using ingenuity & innovation
  • Experience communicating and presenting financial data to other functions in an accurate, concise, and understandable manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and lead diverse work teams
  • Ability to prioritize and self-manage a multi-tasked workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of program costs, revenue recognition, profit, cash and collections
  • Ability to make decisions with sound judgment while complying with policies and procedures
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers
Pursuant to a specific U.S. Government contract, selected individual must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with Oracle, Hyperion, ProPricer, Cobra, and IRIS Risk Management Tool
  • Ability to challenge and improve knowledge of industry practices and standards as well as company policies
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers
  • Previous experience in Program Control
  • Though not required, opportunity to support classified programs in this role requiring additional Security clearances
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.