Aerojet Rocketdyne

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Senior Analyst, Business Operations in Huntsville, Alabama


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.

We are seeking an Senior Analyst, Business Operations to join our team in Huntsville, AL .

Working closely with a lead Business Specialist, you will prepare and maintain budgets, establish earnings plans, and develop estimates at completion of assigned government aerospace/defense projects. Under supervision, this role will apply Earned Value Management, finance, and accounting skills; approve requisitions and prepare financial reporting on major defense programs; use metrics associated with management best practices; and prepare reports to reflect awards, Sales, Profit, and Cash. You may assist proposal teams, develop Bases-of-Estimate, provide actuals data, and support fact-finding/negotiations as needed.

What we can offer you:

Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne (

Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.

Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical , Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness

Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match

Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program

Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been recognized as one of America’s most trusted companies -

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

60% - Perform budgeting, forecasting, forward pricing estimates, ETC/EAC, revenue recognition (605/606), monitor cash flow and performance measurement system status (EVM) and maintenance utilizing computers/systems as required to perform responsibilities and to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

20% - Review and analyze contract status/progress and prepare variance analysis reports apprising management of trends and anomalies which effect performance.

10% - Evaluate, prioritize, and categorize data (Risk Management) in various forms and formats using proper accounting principles, practices and procedures.

5% - Utilize organizational skills to effectively coordinate schedules and work flow utilizing the knowledge of operations (manufacturing, engineering, test, etc.) as required to accomplish assigned activities and an understanding of business management systems.

5% - Using knowledge of governmental accounting methods, procedures and regulations, determine solutions to objectives demonstrating a complete understanding and application of principles, concepts and practices.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and Six (6) years of directly related experience (transactional accounting, audit or business analysis) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Additional Requirements:

  • Good analytical skills and be highly comfortable using Microsoft Excel for developing analysis tools, tabulating and charting data with complex data sets.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Capable of working in a team environment.

  • Self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Must be able to see beyond the spreadsheet. Understand the customer needs and why, recommend or present solutions as required.

The ideal candidate would have one or more additional proficiencies in:

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE);

  • Access databases;

  • ERP Systems & Manufacturing Environments;

  • Continuous Improvement.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (

Location US-AL-Huntsville

Job ID 21299

Zip 35806

Category Accounting & Finance - Cost Accounting

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? Hybrid