General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Financial Analyst - Facilities Analysis & Reporting in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17343BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Financial Analyst - Facilities Analysis & Reporting

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 an experienced Financial Analyst to join our Forecasting and Budgeting group within Financial Services at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. This position, under general direction is responsible for preparing complex business analyses, developing and monitoring functional budgets, analyzing indirect rate variances, supporting forward pricing and indicated updates, and assisting management in the timely response of DCAA audit questions. This person must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, with the capacity to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis.


  • Completes complex business studies related to make vs. buy, ROI, NPV and IRR for strategic company investments, projects and initiatives.

  • Coordinates inputs from departmental and indirect function leads to develop annual budgets and forecasts.

  • Develops financial models for forecasting, trending and results analyses.

  • Prepares monthly analysis of rate performance, including expense and base information on a year over year, year to date and full year basis.

  • Provides variance reporting and analysis to senior management.

  • Responds to inquiries, identifies issues, and develops solutions to complex and diverse challenges concerning a variety financial data, some of which contain confidential and sensitive information requiring tact and discretion in handling.

  • Conducts ad hoc cost structure and rate analysis as necessary, including cost accounting change impacts.

  • Works with finance staff to identify and correct issues; recommends improvements to current forecasting / budgeting processes.

  • Makes recommendations on potential cost reductions or eliminations.

  • Develops, analyzes and maintains metric reporting for various operations.

  • Makes internal and external presentations and may represent the company as the primary financial contact.

  • Streamlines processes to reduce time dedicated to collecting and analyzing data.

  • Interfaces with DCAA and external auditors on a variety of audit inquiries.

  • Exercises judgment within generally defined precedents and policies to ensure that financial planning and cost control activities meet overall objectives.

  • Provides direction to support staff and less experienced professional staff.

  • 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 six 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 comprehensive understanding of industry and government cost accounting principles, theories and concepts and a complete and thorough knowledge of cost accounting practices, techniques, and standards.

  • Understands SAP Business Intelligence reporting and Excel macro development.

  • Possesses a solid understanding of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

  • The ability to identify issues and develop solutions to a variety of problems of diverse scope and complexity.

  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present accounting and finance findings.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide all levels of employees/customers, including senior managers and senior external parties on accounting and finance matters.

  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Possess strong communications skills and have the ability to interact with multiple levels of management.

  • Excellent MS office skills.

  • The ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects.

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

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.