• Program Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-CA-Mojave
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 400 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values

    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


    Who You Are

    TSC is seeking a first rate, highly qualified Program Business Analyst to support a variety of departments, programs and projects including engineering, vehicle test, modification, sustaining activities and new product development.  The Program Business Analyst will work closely with department leaders, project team(s) and Program Management Office to develop, validate, and analyse budgets.  This is an excellent, exciting opportunity for a motivated, detail-oriented self-starter. He/she must demonstrate strong teamwork, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills in order to work effectively with multiple departments as well as various internal customers.


    Your Mission

    • Focus on the budgetary control system for programs, projects, and departments, through the preparation of numerous cost reports, monitoring, analyzing and demonstrating commitment to budget and forecast.
    • Headcount planning
    • Support implementation of project-based planning and tracking of development costs
    • Maintain multi-year plans to address resource planning with supporting scenario analysis.
    • Perform budget to forecast, and forecast to forecast reconciliations. Identify risks and opportunities
    • Validate subcontracts and Adjustments to Contracts spend to budget and report and investigate any variances.
    • Working with PMO and Procurement to analyse Purchase Orders (POs) values against budget.
    • Regularly interfaces with program business managers, engineering leads, manufacturing leads and project team members in order to maintain accurate, updated information on project cost/budgets.
    • Assist with monthly department and program financial reporting
    • Perform variance explanations, identifying timing vs. permanent cost differences to budget.
    • Update forecast as it relates to cost differences identified in variance analysis
    • Demonstrate ability to provide program level/macro explanations on milestone progress as it relates to budget/forecast
    • Coordinate with management in developing overall budget for assigned projects.
    • Monitor and control expenses within allotted project budget, including assist with contract deliverables and cost.
    • Prepare monthly accruals, with the assistance of PBM
    • Develop financial models to ensure cost accuracy, quality and productivity.
    • Generate financial reports and expense reports for management
    • Additional tasks as required.


    What you bring

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or 3-5 years of relevant work experience. Public company and/or manufacturing-environment experience preferred
    • Experience with Oracle is strongly preferred
    • Strong understanding of monthly close and performance reporting process
    • Strong working knowledge of Excel:
    • Formulas and Functions, including: Pivot tables, Vlookups, Nested IF statements, Logic statements, etc. Financial modeling experience in Excel required. Data tables, what if analysis
    • Excel best practices required (formatting, file linking, etc.)
    • Ability to embrace and participate in change initiatives
    • Excellent follow through and persistence
    • Due to export control regulations this role is open to U.S. citizens only

    ITAR Requirements
    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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