• Advanced Finance Specialist

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/24/2018 10:41 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Finance Specialist.  The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    Prepares, analyzes and evaluates financial information associated with the program (s) or department forecasts and cost pools for budget, forecast, pricing, planning, invoicing and control
    Monitors actual costs of program and compares to budgeted costs to identify and understand variances
    Interprets data to determine present and future financial performance
    Performs month end close activities for assigned programs
    Performs studies and summarizes recommendations related to investment/business opportunities, future trends and impact of governmental requirements/financial regulations
    Leads and coordinates the processes and procedures for collecting, consolidating, analyzing, and developing departmental or cost pool budgets, capital budgets, Strategic Business Plans, New Business Funds, and/or Rate Control
    Performs work that is consultative in nature and includes complex analysis
    This is the career level in many professional specialties
    Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields

    Highly proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    Leadership and supervisory skills
    Solid knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley audit and reporting requirements
    Solid technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    Solid technical knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
    Solid technical knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
    General Dynamics MS division policies and procedures
    Proficient computer skills, including MS Excel, MS Word, Essbase, Hyperion and Oracle
    Considerable knowledge of all computerized Finance Systems
    Effective written and verbal communication skills
    Moderately complex financial analysis skills
    Solid knowledge of Long Term Accounting for Government contracts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, Securities Exchange Act
    Solid knowledge of revenue recognition and profit analysis concepts and techniques

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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