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Analyst I - Financial Planning & Analysis

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Jun 28, 2022
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  20281

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Finance Strategic Capabilities Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.


Analyst I – Financial Planning & Analysis


What You’ll Do:


  • Support the FP&A functions on Independent Research & Development (IR&D) projects across the organization. Tasks are performed under the direction of the Chief Technologist, project investigators and functional manager.
  • Generate financial reporting packages across the IR&D portfolio, including weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasts.
  • Perform baseline development and estimate at complete (EAC) development and analysis.
  • Implement, monitor, report and analyze IR&D budget and/or schedule.
  • Prepare ETC/EAC estimates from IR&D staff input, in accordance with company processes, policies, and government regulations.
  • Organize cost data for IR&D reviews.
  • Prepare and monitor funding plans and labor forecast plans.
  • Conduct variance analyses and budget revisions and maintain configuration control of budgets.
  • Compile and analyze cost estimating data.
  • Versatile ability to analyze data using financial tools and assess the reason for trends and root causes driving variances.
  • Review monthly results and provide summative analysis to management and core business partners.
  • Participate in presentations and group discussions at internal and financial meetings.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and summarize data and make recommendations to management.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • BS/BA in a related field
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience in utilizing business principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and coordinating group initiatives in order to bring a project to completion.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to take initiative.
  • Solid MS Excel skills, along with other MS Office Products.


Hybrid Work Environment: This position may be performed working from both the office and another location, while typically requiring working in the office less than 3 days per work week. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.  Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  This includes the use of some CBD products.  A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $67,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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