Advanced Program Finance Specialist - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Program Finance Specialist. 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.
Prepares, analyzes and evaluates financial information associated with the program (s) or department forecasts and cost pools for budget, forecast, pricing, planning, invoicing and control
Monitors actual costs of program and compares to budgeted costs to identify and understand variances
Interprets data to determine present and future financial performance
Performs month end close activities for assigned programs
Performs studies and summarizes recommendations related to investment/business opportunities, future trends and impact of governmental requirements/financial regulations
Leads and coordinates the processes and procedures for collecting, consolidating, analyzing, and developing departmental or cost pool budgets, capital budgets, Strategic Business Plans, New Business Funds, and/or Rate Control
Performs work that is consultative in nature and includes complex analysis
This is the career level in many professional specialties
Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields

Highly proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Leadership and supervisory skills
Advanced knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley audit and reporting requirements
Advanced technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Advanced technical knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
Advanced technical knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
General Dynamics MS division policies and procedures
Proficient computer skills, including MS Excel, MS Word, Essbase, Hyperion and Oracle
Solid knowledge of all computerized Finance Systems
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Moderately complex financial analysis skills
Advanced knowledge of Long Term Accounting for Government contracts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, Securities Exchange Act
Advanced knowledge of revenue recognition and profit analysis concepts and techniques
Preferred experience with:
Creating, monitoring, analyzing estimates at complete
Monitor funding and funds run out dates
Oracle Financials
Hyperion Essbase and Smartview Reporting

Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran