Position Description

Financial Analyst
Location Northridge, CA
Job Category Accounting
Employment Duration Full Time
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Areté conducts research, development and operational capability development across the technology spectrum for a wide range of national security and commercial customers.  Areté applies hard science to hard problems to develop innovative solutions.  We execute cutting edge analysis in sensors, lasers, and modeling.  We also conduct field tests of our products and manufacture a variety of components.  An employee-owned company, Areté offers an exciting and challenging work environment with highly competitive compensation levels, a full benefits package and significant advancement opportunities.

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Financial Analyst.  This is an exempt, non-supervisory potion that role reports directly to the Director of Finance.  The position can reside in the Arlington, VA or Northridge, CA office. 


Compiles and reviews budgets for corporate and divisional business units using actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports, and other data sources to control funds and provide for proper financial administration.  Prepares financial plans and regular and special-purpose reports, maintains historical records, analyzes trends, establishes cost rates and personnel forecasts, prepares comparative evaluation of actual costs against budgeted funds, and determines rationale for variances between costs and budget.

Primary responsibilities:

  • KPI reporting, gathering and generation of data; allowing for greater focus on reporting and analysis of the business
  • Budgeting, Forecasting and Measuring short and long term projects
  • Customers projects progress reporting
  • Develop and implement financial models and ROI analysis
  • Calculate indirect rates including Benefits, Overhead, COMM, & other DCMA/DCAA requirements.
  • Provide ad hoc financial analysis and support

Recommended Experience/Education:

  • Min 6+ years of FP&A and or accounting experience
  • BA/BS degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related quantitative majors
  • Manufacturing Cost experience
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and FAR requirements
  • Ability to travel to support business needs

Recommended Skills/Requirements:

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to create complex financial models and reports
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to effectively interact at all levels within the organization and with external customers.
  • Must have strong proficiency with MS Excel, and Midsize ERP Systems (preferably Deltek Costpoint)
  • Ability and willingness to keep maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and organize efficiently
  • Detail-Oriented skills
  • Displays a positive attitude in discussion, including if there are conflicts

Areté Associates offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package.  U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility.  Please submit your resume on-line at:  http://www.arete.com

In compliance with Presidential Executive Order 14042, effective November 22, 2021, Areté requires that all newly hired employees are fully vaccinated before their start date.

Areté Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Arete Associates Human Resources Representative.

 Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


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