Join our talent network

Job #: R-00011579
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Operations Finance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Principal Finance and Business Operation Analyst to work in our Reston, VA headquarters. This is an exciting opportunity for a solution-oriented, motivated, self-starter and leader to contribute to the growth of the business; inject operational efficiencies; provide in-depth, value-added analysis to drive business investment decisions; and, be a positive change agent. If you love data and how it informs an enterprise to increase its value, are an effective communicator with good judgement that can work cross-functionally, than this is the role for you.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform financial modeling and analysis to identify trends and patterns and generate meaningful insights
  • Interact frequently with executive management and lead or participate in key initiatives including process improvements, business case development, and international business
  • Responsible for a wide-range of topics that require collaboration and ability to gain stakeholder engagement across the enterprise
  • Serve as the primary liaison with technical accounting
  • Serve as a strategic finance business partner to the Defense Group business development team to produce reports and deliverables for monthly and quarterly operations reviews, forecasts, and AOP; lead budget planning; support financial modeling initiatives, including M&A valuations and ROI analysis; participate in Bid Approval Reviews (BAR); and, drive initiatives to maximize backlog.
  • Responsible for balance sheet planning and driving cash performance
  • Partner with Corporate Senior Manager of Program Financial Control on training development and PFC coaching and mentoring initiatives
  • Research and resolve complex financial matters
  • Lead Annual Organizational Realignment (AOR) efforts
  • Support Annual Operating Plan and forecasting


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related business major and minimum 12 years of relevant experience, including several years of progressive experience in program finance, revenue recognition, pricing, FP&A, or financial management of large programs or organizations or a Master's degree with 10+ years of experience
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and financial modeling skills
  • Strong understanding of financial processes and systems, strong communication skills (written and oral), strong analytic skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adapt to change
  • Strong desire to foster employee skills in collaboration and problem solving
  • Strong desire to mentor junior and mid-level financial analysts
  • Strong accounting and balance sheet acumen


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong command of cost accounting and revenue recognition practices and policies
  • Ability to thoroughly review EACs for accuracy and compliance
  • Pricing strategy lead for large capture opportunities
  • Advanced degree preferred (MBA or CPA), or willingness to pursue advanced degree
  • Proficient in Program Finance process, practices and policies
  • Familiar with indirect cost structures, Service centers, Costpoint, LPAS
  • Proficient in developing various financial and baseline models
  • Solid understanding of all types of proposal types
  • Effect cash management talents including driving tough situations to a favorable outcome
  • Oracle Business Insights or similar database and visualization tools


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community