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Senior Finance Specialist

Company: L3Harris
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Job Title: Sr Spec, Finance

Job Location: Anaheim, CA

Job Description:

The Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A) is responsible for providing meaningful financial forecasts and reporting. This data provides actionable insights, relevant analysis, and associated recommendations to drive desired business outcomes. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who enjoys working under limited supervision, drives and leads continuous improvement in FP&A business processes, and collaborates cross functionally with a variety of individuals across all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate has a passion and ability to focus on the important business details driving key financial metrics (indirect expense, earnings, cash flow, orders, revenue) while continually assessing reasonableness, understanding why something changes, and determining how to achieve desired business results.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with program finance and accounting to develop meaningful data, models, and inputs for financial forecasting, including overhead, sales, profit, EBIT and cash flow.
  • Has knowledge or background working with rates and indirect budgets
  • Develops financial statement forecasts including the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow. Understands the drivers behind these financial statements and then sustains the processes, tools, and data models to develop timely and accurate forecasts.
  • Assists in preparation of financial forecasting reports and deliverables, as well as coordinating the responses to ad hoc financial requests and reports.
  • Flexibility in addressing ad hoc financial analysis through advanced MS Excel knowledge to complete a variety of business modeling requirements.
  • Prepare meaningful weekly financial metrics to track key performance indicators to take early action.
  • Analyzes data for reasonableness and appropriateness, questioning data and teaming with others to understand the information and improve sources of information.
  • Develops tools, templates, and processes to simplify ways of gathering data and preparing reports, while also ensuring the information gathered is relevant and at an appropriate level of detail.
  • Drives understanding of variances and then works with appropriate individuals to identify corrective actions, risks, or opportunities resulting from those variances.
  • Prepare impactful presentations, succinct analysis, and communicate relevant and actionable details; involve appropriate stakeholders to take action.
  • Upload information to Hyperion and Planning Analytics (PAx); apply excel models to pull meaningful data out of these systems.
  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of standard costing, inventory flow, and business costing methodologies. Provides cost analysis support as required.
  • Assist with other department tasks and reporting as required.


  • Minimum 5 years of related experience.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office Suite and must have expert level Excel skills.
  • Prior experience with forecasting, budgeting, reporting, rates and financial modeling.
  • Must be willing able to work flexible hours and overtime when needed to meet reporting and deliverable deadlines.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with preparing or forecasting financial statements, or related reports containing key financial metrics within financial statements
  • Prior experience with program finance or proposal pricing activities supporting major multiyear contracts requiring ASC606 over time revenue recognition.
  • Prior industry experience with defense and aerospace manufacturing or engineering.
  • Understanding of DoD contracting types, policies, and practices, including government-based major system requirements.
  • Prior experience with indirect expense budgeting and indirect rate development.
  • Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR & DFAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
  • Accounting knowledge and understanding of how financial statements and systems interact with financial reporting
  • Deltek Costpoint experience
  • Prior implementation experience with incorporating and then maintaining specialized forecasting software with existing ERP systems.

Keywords: L3Harris, Anaheim , Senior Finance Specialist, Other , Anaheim, California

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