The Aerospace Corporation
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Finance Director, Civil Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation (Remote)

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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.
At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.
We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe.
Job Summary
The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Financial Director (Group CFO) for the Civil Systems Group.
As a Group CFO, you have a strong finance background and a record of achievements based on your business, strategic and analytical mindset. You know how to get things done by establishing trust and credibility because you first seek to understand our mission. You have a proven record of surrounding yourself with top-notch talent that you inspire and empower. You are a strategic thinker who is always looking ahead for what's next and are a courageous leader with strong strategic problem-solving skills and business acumen.
You provide leadership in all areas of financial strategy, budgeting, forecasting, and planning activities for The Aerospace Corporation. Specific responsibilities include annual and multi-year budgeting, development of financial forecasts and planning scenarios, development and implementation of financial and operational metrics, dashboards, and capital expenditure planning. You will also be responsible for improvements in financial and business processes as dictated by evolving corporate strategies. You will serve as a trusted financial advisor to all levels of the Group, providing the financial data, trends analysis, and predictive analytics that the corporation needs to deliver its value proposition to customers and to meet its goals. You will also serve as the primary financial leader for our UK subsidiary. Prior experience as a Financial Director, Manager or equivalent. Prior experience within a research or FFRDC environment, is highly desirable. You will also have a track record of translating strategic direction into specific actions, allocating resources to achieve those actions, and aligning organizations to successfully complete those actions on rapid timelines. You will work closely with the Center of Excellence Leaders within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) to ensure a consistent vision and implementation of financial policies, practices, and processes throughout the company. Your exemplary people leadership skills will create and motivate a high-performance team to efficiently and effectively achieve the strategic vision for financial and business operation.
You will operate in a matrix organization where you report to the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for policy, process and guidance ensuring that our strategy, operations, and initiatives are supporting Corporate objectives. You will also report to the Group Senior Vice President for the respective organization for day to day direction, prioritization, and strategic support. The ability to successfully navigate this matrix leadership model will be key to your success.
Work Model
What You'll Be Doing
  • Creating income statements and P/L reports for each division and directorate
  • Plan, forecast and manage financial performance and metrics
  • Build annual budgets, lead budget subcommittees and monitor/manage budget performance
  • Leading strategic projects at the group and corporate level
  • Inform group SVPs on financial trends, reporting unit performance and recommend corrective actions to achieve financial plans
  • Compare and analyze financial results with plans and forecasts, identify trends, assess and communicate reliable metrics that management can use to make informed business decisions.
  • Make or recommend value-informed purchasing, investing, and hiring decisions on behalf of SVP
  • Integral member of the Group and OCFO leadership teams
  • Provide leadership in development of financial and business policies and procedures
  • Establish and direct financial operations to optimize compliance
  • Responsible for hiring, supervising, providing training, scheduling overtime, approving time off, determining objectives, initiating action, and completing annual performance reviews of staff. Plan, assign, and review the work of staff members

What You Need to be Successful
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, or related field
  • Ten or more years of experience in financial strategy, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Five or more years of experience in a senior leadership role accountable for enterprise-level Finance programs and initiatives that include budget management
  • Significant direct experience in managing people and teams
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Security clearance, which is issued by the US government. US citizenship is required

How You Can Stand Out
It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:
  • MBA, CPA and/or advanced degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or related field
  • Two or more years of experience in a US government Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) contracting environment
  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and communications skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with peers, direct reports, customers, and leadership
  • Expertise in strategic planning and deployment of Finance services for a geographically dispersed organization
  • Experience in structuring and managing a foreign subsidiary
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changes as needed
  • Demonstrated experience as a resourceful and creative solution finder who can develop options with a broad perspective on the potential impact to the corporation
  • Ability to establish rapport and build trust quickly at all levels of the organization
  • Cross-functional collaboration and leadership skills, with the ability to make critical decisions and influence others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build strong and trusted working relationships with stakeholders and with geographically dispersed teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - can organize complex materials and concepts in a manner that is clear, persuasive, logical and builds a consensus.
  • Knowledge of governmental and government contractor budgeting systems and practices
  • Knowledge of cost accounting standards (CAS) Leadership Competencies
  • Applies critical thinking to determine which ideas to pursue and implement.
  • Anticipates customer's future needs and effectively influences others to adjust and pursue different paths when warranted
  • Actively identifies high potential diverse talent and significantly contributes to their career development and advancement
  • Experience with data analytics tools such as Tableau, Power BI and Alteryx
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Security Clearance with SCI Access

Grade-Based Pay Range
(Min - Mid - Max)
$162,727 - $219,692 - $276,657
Ways We Reward Our Employees
During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.
Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.
Equal Opportunity Commitment
The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email [email protected] You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law andthe supplement, as well as thePay Transparency Policy Statement.
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What are The Aerospace Corporation Perks + Benefits

The Aerospace Corporation Benefits Overview

We work in a collaborative and inclusive environment with strong values focused on our mission, innovation, and people. We offer a comprehensive total rewards portfolio with a wide array of employee programs and services. From flexible work schedules to a 401k plan that's top of the industry, we provide the support you need to be your best self at work and at home.

Volunteer in local community
Aerospace conducts a variety of mentoring programs and community efforts, including STEM tours and partnering with colleagues in education, industry, and government.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aerospace Cares offers opportunities for employees to volunteer their time or donate to the charity of their choice.
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aerospace hosts several clubs offering employees opportunities to participate in many social and recreational activities from table tennis to foodie groups to gaming.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
With half our board being women or people of color, Aerospace is committed to a continuously more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Aerospace ERGs were established to bring cultural awareness, enhance career development opportunities, and promote diversity. We currently have 8 ERGs.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside pre-tax dollars for eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
Company-paid short and long-term coverage; optional supplemental employee paid, long-term disability coverage available.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Company-paid basic and occupational accident; optional supplemental employee-paid life and accident.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
You and your household members are eligible for up to 5 free visits for each personal situation.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire.
401(K) Matching
Employees receive a total company paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Aerospace provides backup child care assistance as well as daycare discount programs.
Generous Parental Leave
Four weeks of company-paid leave when taken within the first twelve months of the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Full-time employees can work either a standard eight-hour day or a 9/80 schedule with alternate Fridays off.
Remote Work Program
Aerospace offers complete and partial remote work for qualified positions.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Employees who adopt are eligible for the same 4 weeks of paid parental leave that employees who birth a child or have a foster placement get.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Aerospace employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Full-time exempt employees receive unlimited sick time.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Aerospace's dress code is causal including jeans, t-shirts and sneakers every day of the week. Some roles may require occasional professional dress for external business meetings.
Commuter Benefits
Aerospace has a commuter vanpool program, designated carpool parking, ride-matching services, bicycle commuting support, EV chargers, and public transportation reimbursement.
Game Room
You will find ping pong tables around campus. Our CEO hosts an annual ping pong tournament.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at their team's discretion, but most teams go once a month.
We offer employees free on-site garage and non-garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Aerospace offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
When you attend any of the company hosted learning sessions, you are paid for those hours spent in class. Aerospace encourages employees to expand their skills by taking these courses.

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