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Spirit AeroSystems Defense - Program Finance Senior Manager in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


Location: Wichita, KS

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage a team of 4 -6 Program Finance Analysts to Provide Financial Management and Program Management support for Various Defense Programs.

  • Team with Program Managers ( PMs ) , Control Account Managers ( CAMs ) , schedulers , contracts and Financial Planning and Analysis ( FP&A ) to d evelop, integrate, analyze, maintain , and manage the budget / schedule baseline .

  • E nsure timely & compliant Earned Value Management ( EVM ) reporting and all contract modifications are appropriately structured, documented, planned and incorporated into the Contract Budget Baseline (CBB) .

  • Develop, manage and report Capital and IR&D budgets as required.

  • Manage program costs for billing submittals and ensure incurred cost submissions are compliant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) .

  • Initiate detailed analysis in support of risk assessments and conting ency / recovery plans, and make recommendations to the program m anagement team .

  • Develop , inte grate, analyze and update Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP ) Estimates at Complete ( EACs ) to det ermine program performance for revenue, profit, c ash, and inventory against Annual Operating Plan ( AOP ) targets and prior forecasts.

  • Decompose forecasts by element of cost to determine reasonableness and accuracy in concert with SOW.

  • Ensure program profit booking rates are accurate and meet SOX requirements. Identify risk s and opportunitie s and make recommendations to p rogram management team .

  • Compile data from mul tiple teams / areas and develop reports for internal and external reporting requirements.

  • Support Government agency (DCAA/ DCMA ) audits and reviews as well as internal audits to ensure continued compliance .

  • I dentify weaknesses an d recommend solutions to mitigate issues and strengthen process es or adherence to the process es .

  • Troubleshoot process and tool issues to determine root cause and corrective actions.

  • Develop and present information to senior management as required .

  • Work on continuous improvement initiatives to strengthen process, tools, and resources for compliance, efficiency, transparency, collaboration, improve profitability and support Defense business growth.



  • Ability to develop, prepare, and analyze integrated program plans, schedules, and budgets; develop business case analyses; and perform financial analyses (e.g., funding profiles, labor and nonlabor forecasts, profit booking rates, EACs , variance analysis, etc.).

  • Ability to decompose, analyze actual and performance data to develop accurate and timely forecasts and ensure integrated cost a nd schedule is control led, accurate and supportable .

  • Manage and coach others on Financial and Program Management fundamentals and processes .

  • Must h ave or be able to obtain a secret DOD clearance.

  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship

  • Knowledge of EVM and/or CAS/FAR principles a plus .

  • Knowledge of SAP a plus.

  • Bachelor's and at least 8 years' related work experie nce, a Master's degree and at least 5 years' related work experience or an equivalent combinati on of education and experience.

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Kansas Tax Credit: Join Spirit AeroSystems’ Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Click here for more information on the tax credit.

Job LocationsUS-KS-Wichita

Requisition ID 2022-9824

Posted Date 4 months ago (10/10/2022 3:26 PM)

Category Accounting/Finance