Principal Financial Analyst (117481BR)

  • Raytheon
  • Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • 07/02/2018
U.S. Citizen / Must Be Clearable

Job Description

Location: Tucson Arizona Security Clearance: None / Not Required The Budgets group within the Financial Planning & Analysis organization (FPA) has a rare opportunity for a strong, experienced lead analyst who will have significant responsibility for the development and maintenance of Overhead Budgets for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS). This person will have significant interaction with senior management, Corporate, and the RMS Chief Financial Officer.

The person chosen for this role will:
  • Obtain a breadth of knowledge of all RMS financial metrics with an emphasis on prime resources and overhead expenses along with a full understanding of all the intricacies of Overhead Budget development and maintenance (to include detailed analysis, trends, what-if’s, etc.).
  • Develop a firm understanding of all aspects of Overhead Expenses including Direct and Indirect headcounts and Fringe, Overhead and G&A expenses
  • Provide guidance and drive results through a team environment while developing and improving the knowledge base of others on the team
  • Analyze monthly overhead performance and forecasts and communicate to the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) management team using standard company tools and processes
  • Directly interact with the CFO, FPAC, Rates, Government Accounting, Cost Accounting and Financial Accounting
  • Partner with RMS organizations, accounting, and FP&A team by coordinating general close activities
  • Drive expense and manpower alignment and integration with the Rates, Resource Planning, Financial Planning, E&IT and OSQ finance groups
  • Support our FPRP with prompt response to Requests For Information (RFIs) as it pertains to overhead expense actuals and forecasts
  • Become knowledgeable in both internal and external controls, such as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and RMS Disclosure Statement
  • Help ensure that all team assignments are prioritized and completed on schedule with adequate time allotted for management review
  • Lead and oversee a variety of activities to include: Close requirements (monthly and quarterly), reporting for Quarterly Corporate CFO reviews, and what-if scenarios to support outlook overhead projections

Minimum Required Skills:
  • Minimum 6 years’ professional experience in business discipline with bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance Math or a related field or 4 years of experience with MBA degree
  • Strong experience with Excel (pivot tables, advanced formulas)
  • Experience using other Microsoft Office tools (including Word and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with project or task financial management and support including analyzing budgets, monitoring actual cost data, developing forecasts, and providing variance analysis
  • Understanding of business management principles, concepts and practices and the ability to provide potential solutions for cost and schedule performance issues
  • Experience using the financial software systems SAP R/3 and BW
  • Able to meet critical deadlines and develop and apply solutions and process improvements
  • Experience with large data sets and data manipulation techniques in Excel
  • Experience performing qualitative or comparative analysis with an emphasis on variance explanation
  • Strong experience providing senior level performance reporting outputs
  • Experience interfacing and conducting business with various functional disciplines
  • Experience working in and leading teams
  • Strong communication, comfortable speaking in groups while confidently and professionally sharing opinions with every level of management

Highly Desired Skills:
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with multiple tasks going on simultaneously, with overlapping responsibilities and firm due dates
  • Extremely organized with an emphasis on tracking multiple revisions
  • Familiarity with manpower and rates
  • Inquisitive with strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • A drive for leading process change, willing and able to partner with cross business teams to improve forecast accuracy


This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 117481

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirement including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. RMS is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with over 11,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally. Accounting, Finance, All Accounting, Finance
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