• Director, Financial Planning

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Category
    Finance and Accounting
    Job ID
    2755
  • Overview

    As part of a unique and highly-skilled team, you’ll participate in the development of space launch vehicles.  We are seeking a proactive service oriented leader with excellent financial acumen and analytical ability that can thrive in a fast-paced environment to join the leadership team of the Finance group.  This role requires strong attention to detail and a passion for providing business insight past the financial numbers.  This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead all aspects of financial reporting and forecasting to include bookings, sales, profit, cash, indirect expenses and operational financial metrics.
    • Lead the preparation of the annual financial plan and five-year strategic budget to include corporate reports.
    • Prepare the short-term forecast monthly. Responsible for the forecasting process from beginning to end. Continuously seek to improve the efficiency, accuracy and timeliness of the forecasting process.
    • Provide operational financial metrics in support of manufacturing operations such as days’ sales outstanding, utilization metrics, inventory days, overhead to sales, throughput analysis and similar metrics to improve execution.
    • Working with business unit leadership; define, create, and deliver other key performance metrics as well as help drive ownership of metrics and performance.
    • Conduct product and product line profitability analysis.
    • Responsible for reviewing and tracking indirect expenses, overhead and G&A rates monthly. Perform variance analysis to forecast and planned budgets. Conduct root cause analysis of variances and present these to senior management with recommended corrective actions.
    • Lead the preparation of the monthly operation report/review and quarterly corporate business review.
    • Responsible for the timely submission and accuracy of the company’s financial forecast in the corporate reporting system.
    • Ensure accuracy and predictability of financial forecasts.
    • Interface and extract data from the finance/accounting system as required to accomplish tasks.
    • Responsible for submitting all financial reports and data to upper management and higher-level business unit on-time or early on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    • Conduct variance analysis against plan and forecast to assist with forecast accuracy and variance explanation.
    • Present financial data in visual form to leadership in an easy to understand and succinct manner. 
    • Conduct oral presentations of financial data to senior management.
    • Support ad hoc financial reporting requests as required to include designing reports in the ERP system to facilitate timely access to information.
    • Lead development and implementation of models supporting business needs including budgeting, forecasting, new venture evaluation, capital asset decisions, make/buy decisions, and other tools supporting the business across the enterprise. 
    • Provide strategic level insight and guidance for new initiatives, products, and ventures.
    • Lead the identification, development, implementation, and adoption of new processes and systems as required across the enterprise.
    • Other job duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Proven leadership record in finance including delivery of new systems and processes, financial training and mentorship of staff, and proactive strategy.
    • Proven leadership developing training, coaching, and mentoring of non-finance managers to improve business and financial acumen.
    • At least 15 years progressive experience in finance delivering reporting, modeling, analysis, and strategic insight on topics including pricing, modeling, decision making, planning/budgeting, and reporting.
    • Proven passion for financial planning and ability to coach and mentor not only financial staff, but other management throughout the organization.
    • Experience in a manufacturing environment with multiple product lines and Business Units
    • Experience reviewing and analyzing complex proposed financial transactions including long term contracts, new business lines or product evaluations.
    • Expert level experience in financial modeling tools and systems designed for the enterprise
    • Proven experience working across the enterprise to deliver timely and accurate financial forecasts, budgets, and plans.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or another analytical field.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. (current Green Card Holder)

    Desired

    • Experience in a government contracting business environment.
    • MBA, Master of Finance, or other Master’s degree in an analytical field.

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