Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in Santa Clarita at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 4/12/2021

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The Integrated Systems business unit, part of our Defense Solutions division and located in Santa Clarita, was established in 1985 as the center of excellence for hardware-level system integration and advanced package design. Integrated Systems' primary focus is understanding the technical challenges our customers face and creating partnerships in order to provide high technology readiness level (TRL) solutions.

Curtiss-Wright is recognized around the world as one of the most innovative designers and manufacturers of rugged solutions that deliver optimal and reliable performance wherever they are deployed. When you work for Integrated Systems, you get all the benefits and support of a large corporation (with over $2 billion in annual sales) while working in a small company environment (just 120 employees in our Santa Clarita office). As a member of our team, you'll be an influencer applying your creative skills to come up with innovative solutions that drive organizational objectives.

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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

We are looking for a Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at our Santa Clarita, California facility. If you are looking to play a crucial role working with business plans, budgets, forecasting and analysis in a fast paced and high-performance environment this could be the challenge you are looking for.

In this role you would report to the Senior Controller for C4SISR and you will be responsible for advancing the company's internal reporting and financial planning and forecasting function. In addition, you will be responsible for budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling and analysis as well as supporting business partners across departments to drive good decision making sound financial judgment. This is a hands on, roll up your sleeves type position in a rapidly changing environment.

In return, we are offering you the chance to make your mark in a growing and global organization working at the forefront of technology.

LocationSanta Clarita, CA

Your Challenge: 

  • Managing the financial planning process, including but not limited to budgets, forecasts and annual operating plans;
  • Supporting full budget cycle including budget to actual variance analysis, monthly forecasting and regular financial model building, while managing timelines to meet requirements set by the business leads;
  • Monitoring financial performance and key performance indicators (KPI's), identifying and highlighting trends and presenting findings/recommendations to the Senior Controller and the leadership team;
  • Working through large data sets using Microsoft Excel and other data tools to understand key business and industry trends and recommend necessary action;
  • Preparing financial reports for Senior Leadership Team and cost center managers;
  • Developing scenario analyses to support decision making;
  • Support Accounting team during monthly, quarterly and annual reporting cycles including but not limited to review of financial statements, providing commentary and reporting to Corporate office and site leadership;
  • Assisting in due diligence of new opportunities including return on investment and net present value analyses;

Your Expertise: 

  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and strong financial modelling skills;
  • Must be able to work with PowerPoint;
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written);
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team, ability to work with cross-functional teams and to train staff to follow procedures and use system tools;
  • Excellent analytical skills to collect data, understand significance, explain issues, and recommend solutions;
  • Ability to work with integrated ERP systems/consolidation tools preferably SAP and SAP BPC;
  • Must be able to quickly adapt and learn new tasks independently in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Naturally curious; if something seems out of the norm you want to roll up your sleeves and figure out what's going on;
  • Ability to embrace change with enthusiasm for continuous improvement.
  • A post secondary diploma/degree from a college or university in Accounting and/or Business
  • MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred
  • 5-7 years of related experience preferably in a publicly traded company, multi-national organization or an accounting firm;
  • The ideal candidate would have the following experience:
    • Experience preparing, calculating, and managing indirect rates and incurred costs submissions in compliance with government regulations .
    • Experience working in a government cost accounting environment
    • Understanding of governmental contract accounting.
    • Understanding of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Compliance
    • Knowledge of the FAR and DFARS
    • Understanding of government contract types, payment, and invoicing terms and conditions to include fixed-price, time and materials, cost-plus, and other common contract types.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.#L1-RT1


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