Advanced Finance Specialist

USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-AZ-Scottsdale
2 months ago
Job ID
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time

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.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 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 a Advanced 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.


The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams on select Surface Radar programs to develop plans and monitor the financial performance of the General Dynamics Mission Systems organization and its clients. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the employee will enhance their skill set among a talented and professionally accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.



  • 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
  • Maintain detailed records and prepare required reports with accuracy and efficiency. Practice creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Advanced Information Systemss services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external auditors
  • Support the development of strategic plans and budgets
  • Prepare Earnings Rate Reviews
  • Analysis of Program Investment


  • 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
  • Intermediate knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley audit and reporting requirements
  • Intermediate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Intermediate technical knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Intermediate 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
  • In-depth knowledge of all computerized Finance Systems
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Moderately complex financial analysis skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Long Term Accounting for Government contracts, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, Securities Exchange Act
  • Intermediate knowledge of revenue recognition and profit analysis concepts and techniques 

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


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