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Senior Program Finance Analyst at DRS Technologies

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Leonardo DRS Overview

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Naval Power Systems (NPS) Overview

Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Fitchburg, MA, Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured Lines of Business focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy.  We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products. 

Job Location  Fitchburg, MA

Position Summary

Provide overall guidance and direction to development, maintenance and analysis of the program financial activity, scheduling and performance measurement data. Leadership ability to advise program managers, mentor/train other personnel and a strong communicator of financial issues/risks to non-financial personnel. Perform financial planning and analysis for multiple jobs within a line of business. Tasks include but are not limited to, proposal generation, baseline planning, actual cost verification, preparation of estimates at completion (EAC), variance analysis, revenue and profit forecasting and general support to the program manager/program team with business and financial analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for the financial and program analysis management functions of the company

  • Ensure soundness of analysis, good business judgment, compliance with policies and procedures, adequacy of results and that all costs and reasonable fees have been provided for  

  • Obtain agreement on previously determined goals and objectives through negotiation, persuasion and advocacy

  • Establish, develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers • Support negotiations with the government, industry prime contractors and foreign customers

  • Conduct difficult analytical studies, monitor trends and be able to accurately interpret the results

  • Support of government compliance and audit activities

  • Understand standards of conduct to include: conflicts of interests; improper practices; liability and fraud

  • Understand contract design and structure to include: FFP; CPIF; CPFF; CPAF; BOA; IDIQ; Foreign Military Sale (FMS); and International Direct Commercial Sale (DCS), and, competitive and sole source procurements

  • Strong grasp of generally accepted accounting principles and an in-depth working knowledge of the cost accounting standards (CAS) and IFRS • Participate in acquisition planning strategies including: the definition of contract requirements and risks, and, market research

  • Support proposal preparations including: bid/no-bid requirements; cost estimating; pricing; RFP review; risk mitigation; and negotiation

  • Understand source selection evaluation process to include cost and price analysis, discussions, debriefings and protest

  • Program and finance: Basis of Estimate (BOE) preparation; budget preparation, reporting and management; cost & variance analysis; Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); estimate at completion (EAC); cash management/working capital; forecasting; contractual reporting (CDRL, EVM, cost and pricing, C/SSR); risk management; return on investment (ROI); audit preparation and management; and program review preparation

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Secondary Accountabilities

  • Maximize IT utilization through electronic commerce and ERP/Oracle implementation

  • Provide claims and litigation support involving ASBCA and USCFC

  • General business operations knowledge to include: management principles; business development; HR; operations; finance; accounting; economics; and information technology

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field and at least seven years of progressive experience in a government-manufacturing environment

  • MA, MS and/or professional certification is highly desirable

  • In-depth knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, CAS, and SOX

  • Contract compliance knowledge • Developing leadership skills

  • Understand financial analysis principles and have financial analysis skills

  • Ability to mentor junior staff members

  • Working knowledge of IR&D/B&P/direct sell and allowable vs. unallowable cost

  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, MS Project, Visio, Oracle, Pro Pricer)

  • US Citizenship required


EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vet #NPS