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Director Corporate Planning & Financial Strategy

The Aerospace Corporation | El Segundo, CA All States USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/27/2020

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In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

Responsibilities We are seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Director of Corporate Planning and Financial Strategy. In this exciting and fast-paced position, the Director will provide leadership in the areas of budget tracking, financial analysis, pricing and tracking progress of Aerospace Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and non-FFRDC contracts, preparing financial reports, preparing briefings for senior leadership review and approval, preparing and briefing financial dashboards and metrics, and in partnership with the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, seek continual improvements to both financial and business process as dictated by evolving corporate strategies. This highly visible and dynamic position includes regular engagement with senior Aerospace leaders and their technical and business teams. The position will be located in El Segundo, CA and reports the General Manager, Corporate Planning and Financial Strategy.

Key Functions:

Pricing FFRDC contract Pricing non-FFRDC contracts Generating monthly cost reports to Aerospace customers (internal and external).

Coordinating the operating plan process (overhead and capital).

Tracking budgets and calculating estimates throughout the fiscal year.

Preparing long-range planning scenarios.

Tracking and projecting loan covenant metrics.

Providing in-depth financial analysis to senior leaders.

Creating ad-hoc financial reports as requested.

Preparing and presenting financial data including key financial metrics SAP liaison between the information technology organization and the business manager community.

Other duties as required Budgeting and forecasting experience


Bachelor s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field

Significant direct experience in managing people

10 years of government contract pricing and financial management experience 15 years of financial management experience Experience with overhead rate development and budgeting

Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changes as needed Empowers people, removes obstacles, and streamlines operations to achieve speed and efficiencies

Cross-functional collaboration and leadership skills, with the ability to influence others Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build strong and trusted working relationships with stakeholders and teams

Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

Actively identify high potential diverse talent and significantly contributes to their career development and advancement

Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI Access Ability to travel as required


Advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field CPA or MBA Knowledge of governmental and government contractor budgeting systems and practices Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and cost accounting standards (CAS) Tableau experience

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 at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and  the supplement, as well as the  Pay Transparency Policy Statement.  

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Location El Segundo, CA, United States
Categories Engineering

Location Maptop

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