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Financial Planning and Analysis Specialist - Avionics

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Business Unit Collins Aerospace Req ID 01353012 Date posted 09/11/2019 City Wilsonville State/Province Oregon Country/Region United States

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United States of America


HOR32: Wilsonville, OR 27300 SW Parkway , Wilsonville, OR, 97070-9215 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we’re helping passengers reach their destination safely. We’re connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.When you join our finance team, you’re joining a team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond. Our team supports 70,000 employees across the U.S. and around the globe.  As a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, we operate with our own business reporting structure, financial dashboards and earnings metrics. This reporting relationship allows finance team members to implement innovative tools for the aerospace market in a stand-alone business environment. At Collins Aerospace, you’ll be not only be advancing your career, you’ll be leaving your mark on the future of advanced technologies.

Role Overview

This engineering analyst role is responsible for financial oversight on multiple Head-up Display development programs.  This individual is a key member of the program triad and primary tasks include project setup, budgeting, reporting and analysis.  Directly supports engineering spend planning activities and quarterly EAC reviews. Provides financial guidance and recommendations to program teams. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Financial responsibility for multiple programs by monitoring and reporting performance to ensure the contractual, budget and schedule objectives are met.

  • Develops cost and schedule plans to meet contractual/project requirements and align to schedule plans for moderate to large complex programs. 

  • Performs analysis and prepares reports in order to ensure that projects are within approved cost and scope parameters and communicates timely requests for additional funding to the appropriate functional representative(s).

  • Good understanding and utilization of Earned Value Management practices and procedures, which includes system tool usage of SAP, Cobra, ISAT and Microsoft products.

  • Preparation and presentation of quarterly contract estimates at completion (EAC) to ensure the accuracy of the programs engineering sales, spend and cash flow forecasts for larger more complex program(s). Support LCVSM in presenting to the controller. 

  • Prepare and analyze inputs for engineering sales and spend, and milestone billing forecasts, and perform same effort for Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Long Range Plan (LRP).

  • Provide variance analysis of engineering sales and spend, schedule and milestone billing forecast in comparison to prior and plan. Perform same effort for AOP/LRP.  Identify, quantify and communicate risks and opportunities to management.

  • Consults and influences program team regarding solutions to complex financial problems within the terms of financial policies, practices and procedures.  

  • Networks and collaborates effectively within a cross function program team, including engineering, operations and program management.  


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 3 years of relevant experience.  In the absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Financial Competence: Ability to identify key factors affecting the financial performance of assigned programs

  • Detail Oriented:  Consistently produces quality results while striving to work to the best of one’s abilities

  • Judgement:  Make quick and well-informed decisions

  • Communication:  Delivery concise and clear written communications.  Speak clearly and comfortably in verbally.  

  • Demonstrated embodiment of a positive, passionate sense of urgency and ownership and the ability to instill it in teammates and co-workers.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
• Tuition reimbursement
• Life insurance and disability coverage
• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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