General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an entry level Finance Analyst. 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.
As a Finance Analyst you will be able to complete three developmental rotations over a 36 month period through Internal Controls, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Rates and Government Compliance.
Some of the opportunities you will have to use and grow your skills as a Finance Analyst include:
- Providing complete financial analysis support and control.
- Preparing and reviewing balance sheet and P&L data for senior management.
- Develop company operating plan and forecast updates.
- Monitoring actual results compared to plan/forecast and identifying variances.
- Preparing and presenting summary financial status reports to management and customers.
- Performing month-end and quarter-end close activities.
- Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting requirements to GD Corporate office.
- Examines and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control
- Performs assigned audits in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
- Responsible for planning audit work, performing fieldwork testing, preparing work papers and reporting audit findings and recommendations for process improvements to management
- Conducts entrance and exit conferences for audits
- Updates desk manuals, policies, and procedures to improve internal controls and compliance systems
- Provides financial support to management by analyzing actual department costs, rate performance, and researching charges to assist in controlling costs and meet budgeted targets
- Develops chargeback and overhead rates, used to cost and price government contracts, within Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Communications, Customer Service, Community Service, and Labor Overhead charge backs.
- Prepare journal entries for costs that are accrued in one account to charge costs back to the benefiting departments
- Prepare Incurred Cost Proposal schedules in accordance with the government's Incurred Cost Electronic (ICE) Model. Work with various functions across the business to compile, review and analyze business system data ensuring accuracy and consistency.
- Support government audit data requests and other ad hoc requests for information from both internal and external customers.
- Review incurred costs and evaluate for allowability referencing Contract Cost Principles (FAR Part 31).
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of internal General Ledger Accounting, Rates and Compliance, and Cost Proposal functions
Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
Solid computer skills including MSExcel, MSWord, and MSPowerPoint
Developing analytical skills including ability to analyze data and reconcile financial accounts
Working knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulation, General Dynamics Systems and policies, Government Accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Earned Value Management System
Working knowledge of revenue recognition concepts and Long Term Accounting for Government contracts
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Team process skills
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
- Applicants must exemplify excellent analytical and risk management skills and demonstrate critical thinking, effective communication skills, and an interest in advancing the business and their careers.
- Must be able to travel 10% of the time.
- Experience in EXCEL, WORD and PowerPoint.
- Ability to learn advanced computer applications such as Oracle Projects and Hyperion Planning (Essbase).
- Developing knowledge of internal General Ledger Accounting, Rates and Compliance, and Cost Proposal functions, Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisition Regulation, Earned Value Management System, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
- Must be capable of obtaining a U.S. Security Clearance.