At General Dynamics Canada, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success. The challenges and opportunities are endless. The results – incredible!
Our employees are exceptional! General Dynamics Canada is proud to employ over 1,200 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our people are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.
General Dynamics Canada is Canada’s premiere defense company. We have achieved a worldwide reputation for excellence in the production of leading-edge, highly-complex, technology-based, integrated solutions for land, airborne and maritime applications.
The Working Program Financial Analyst is responsible for financial control, forecasting, monitoring and reporting for programs varying from medium to moderately high complexity. The Working Program Financial Analyst supports both the project team and finance organization by providing timely and value added program financial analysis and reporting and may be responsible for providing supervision and guidance to other program analysts.
- Ensures program estimates-at-completion (EAC) are prepared on a timely basis as per company policy and are accurate, valid, reasonable and supportable with respect to amounts and time profile
- Educates program team members regarding understanding of financial acumen
- Provides value adding analysis of earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) and cash flow. Identifies opportunities for improvement, risk identification and mitigation. Follow through of action plans (i.e. hedging strategies).
- Supports the Finance function during the month and with month-end close process
- Prepares monthly reports for program status meetings and reviews; Provides presentations when required.
- Obtains agreement with the program manager with respect to the current profit accrual rate
- Updates and ensures correct profit accrual rate is utilized in the accounting system
- Engages with program team members regarding cash flow objectives; status performance; validates unbilled/customer advance/warranty balances; ensures invoicing and collections are current; proactively follow-up on over-due accounts receivable; consider accounts payable
- Provides periodic forecasts for orders, revenue, EBIT and program balance sheet elements for cash flow
- Works with Contracts to open new programs, costs accounts and apply funding
- Performs project close out and archiving in the accounting system
- Identifies Advanced Work Authorization Request (AWAR) requirements in advance through proactive oversight of program expenditures
- Prepares and processes approved journal entries as required
- Maintains cost accounts, approve funding, import actual cost via Cascade system
- Reviews and validates orders forecast
- Supports project team members with cost control through variance and trend analysis
- Supports program audit requirements and requests for financial data
- Works under minimal supervision of a Senior Program Financial Analyst or Finance manager. May be called upon to provide guidance and support to other program analysts
- Proficient with MS Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
- Experience using financial systems
- Knowledge and experience with Earned Value concepts and management systems
- Understanding of project cost accounting principles
- Experience with work breakdown structures (WBS), cost/schedule variance analysis and forecasting
- Excellent analytical capacity to identify trends and problems early on in the program cycle and make recommendations in response
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, solving moderate to complex problems
- In addition to the generic competencies, the individual must demonstrate:
- Financial Management & Business Acumen: Demonstrates understanding, related application and implementation of principles of financial management. The incumbent is expected to be able to provide analysis and incorporate internal/external factors to aid in making decisions.
- Integrity/Honesty: Instills mutual trust and confidence. Promotes a culture that fosters high standards of ethics. Maintains confidentiality at all times.
- Resilience: Ability to deal with multiple personalities while striving to maintain a professional atmosphere. Deals effectively with pressure and seeks guidance when required.
- Flexibility & Initiative: Is open to change and new ideas. Provides inputs to changes in and implements new processes where applicable with direction.
Education and Experience:
- University degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent
- Typically requires a minimum of 4 to 5 years of related experience.
Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position which requires a minimum 5 year consecutive residence in Canada.