Financial Analyst

Arlington, VA
Jun 12, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Analyst, Finance
Full Time
Cobham AES Inc. Cobham ' s values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. The insights of our innovators today will secure our collective future. Innovators like you. Please visit for more information. Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions Inc. (CAES) is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets. We provide critical state-of-the-art electronic solutions on land, at sea, and in the air and space, by moving data through off-the-shelf and customized products including RF, microwave, and high reliability microelectronics, antenna subsystems and motion control solutions CAES is seeking a Financial Analyst that will be a key member of the Sector Finance Team. This position reports to the Manager, FP&A and will be located in Arlington, VA About CAES: Cobham is one of the world ' s leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea as well as commercial products in our space, medical and industrial markets. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. The leadership team is open, transparent, and promotes retention by offering a demanding and dynamic work environment. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, CAES is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more. Position Description: CAES is currently seeking a Financial Analyst for our sector finance team located at our Arlington, Virginia location. This location is the company headquarters, which provides corporate / board level visibility, involvement in the support of strategic financial framework evolution, operational / program financial analysis and continuous improvement activities. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of relevant experience working in and around DoD program(s), advanced financial modeling, strategic option analysis and large volume financial reporting streamlining activities. The professional selected for this position must be someone who has demonstrated the capability to analyze complex financial issues and provide business solutions. The candidate will support standardizing monthly reporting, analyze budgets/forecasts; develop ad hoc value add reporting for use by CAES SVP & CFO, Business Unit leadership, and General Managers for decision-making purposes. This person will work closely with sites and other functional organizations to achieve the expected financial results. The ideal candidate has a strong background in accounting, finance, information systems and process management. The candidate should also be someone who thrives in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment and can operate and lead effectively through change and transformation. Key Responsibilities: Provide financial analysis to senior management, including but not limited to: gathering, analyzing, preparing and summarizing various financial reports and variance explanationsAssist in preparing monthly / quarterly business review as well as requisite board presentations / committee papers for senior management and the Board of DirectorsAnalyze and forecast sector functional department costs and communicate to sector department leadersPrepare standardized reports via the Oracle Reporting Cloud Service (PBCS)Communicate and coordinate timelines and deliverables with business unit finance teamsDrive continuous improvement of the closing and forecasting processes and templates which provide a better approach for the businesses demonstrated by more efficient and effective preparationSupport the preparation of the annual long range strategic plan (three-year financials) and associated budget process; partner with the Strategic Development AnalystPerforms other duties and assisting with special projects as required by the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis And / or senior finance leadersDevelop advanced Excel models which can harness large volumes of data, organize and report out in an efficient mannerArticulate clear, data-driven analyses that enable decision-making on strategic choicesFuture ERP/BI application development support Required Qualifications: Bachelors in Accounting and/or Finance or equivalent education3-5 years of relevant work experienceKnowledge of business intelligence tools including Smartview and Oracle systemsStrong communication, problem solving, analytical and presentation skillsStrong and adaptive computer skills with MS applications (specifically Power Point and Excel applications) and Oracle enterprise database applicationsAbility to travel approximately 10% Preferred qualifications: MBA and/or CPAWorking knowledge of Program Finance, including Estimates-at-Complete (EAC) preparation, validation / analysis of Estimate-to-Complete (ETC ' s) and impact on financial statements under ASC 606 and/or IFRS 15Previous experience in US government contracting and commercial (non-government cost accounting) environments Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants Cobham positions require use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applicants must be US Persons as defined by ITAR. ITAR defines a US Person as US Citizen, US Permanent Resident (ie "Green Card Holder") Political Asylee, or Refugee. Cobham DJ.

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