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Finance Manager

Company: General Atomics
Location: Ramona
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

Working with senior management, this person will lead a team which is responsible for developing and monitoring functional budgets, analyzing indirect rate variances, supporting Forward Pricing and quarterly updates, and assisting management in the timely response to DCMA and DCAA questions. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, with the capacity to provide ad hoc reporting and analysis. The ideal candidate will possess proven leadership skills with the ability to mentor, develop and motivate staff, strong communications skills and have the ability to interact with multiple levels of management.


  • Possesses finance experience in the aerospace/defense industry; has understanding of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Coordinates inputs from departmental and indirect function leads, representing them through the entire budgetary / planning / execution process and includes their buy-in of the numbers, resulting in the development of annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined precedents and policies to ensure that financial planning and cost control activities meet overall objectives.
  • Makes internal and external presentations and may represent the company as the primary financial contact.
  • Leads the development of financial models for forecasting, trending and results analyses.
  • Oversees monthly analysis of rate performance, including expense and base information on a year to date, full year, and year over year basis.
  • Provides variance reporting and analysis to senior management.
  • Possesses a solid understanding of SAP Business Intelligence reporting and Excel.
  • Works with finance staff to respond to inquiries, identify and correct issues; develop solutions to complex and diverse challenges concerning a variety of financial data, some of which contain confidential and sensitive information, which require tact and discretion in handling; recommend improvements to current forecasting / budgeting processes.
  • Partner with other groups within Finance & Administration and GA Corporate to provide thorough financial support
  • Develops, analyzes and maintains metric reporting for various operations.
  • Provide guidance to support staff and less experienced professional staff.
  • Participate in the design of department and operational procedures to ensure improved efficiency.
  • Monitor and review reporting of disclosed practices to ensure we comply with the requirements.
  • Streamlines processes to reduce time dedicated to collecting and analyzing data.
  • Interfaces with DCMA, DCAA and external auditors on a variety of inquiries.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, or related discipline and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in finance/accounting with at least five of those years in management. Must have experience in a commercial or government contractor environment. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
    • An MBA in accounting or finance, CPA or CMA certification, major accounting firm experience, and/or experience negotiating accounting issues with government agencies is highly desirable.
    • Must demonstrate a detailed application of industry and government finance/accounting management principles and practices as well as comprehensive finance/accounting leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
    • Must be able to resolve complex management and finance/accounting problems; serve as spokesperson on projects and/or programs; and be an expert in one or more finance/accounting management areas.
    • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Keywords: General Atomics, San Diego , Finance Manager, Executive , Ramona, California

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