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Analyst Senior - Financial Planning & Analysis

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  20953

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 Senior – Financial Planning & Analysis


What You’ll Do:


  • Lead quarterly and annual forecasts including budget processes, rate development and related analysis to support the Strategic Business Unit (SBU).
  • Pay attention to detail and be alert to business changes and how they might affect our budgets, rates and financials in the future.
  • Maintain detailed analyses of the financials, metrics, standard reporting packages and provide support to core business partners.
  • Create and maintain monthly and quarterly financial presentations
  • Support cashflow management to include development, tracking and monitoring accounts receivable balances for the SBU. 
  • Access and retrieve information and data from various systems and reporting tools and collaborates with IT and others to develop improvements to systems, automate process flows and reports.
  • Learn the Ball Aerospace Resource Tool (BART), in support of financial forecasting
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other finance functions to understand monthly reporting and support accurate financial results and forecasts.
  • Review monthly results and provide summative analysis to management and core business partners.
  • Support Government Accounting audits by gathering and analyzing documentation.  Including working with auditors, internal/external and DCMA/DCAA
  • Drive standardization of process flow and documentation within the finance function including support for audit reviews.
  • Raise financial acumen within team and core business partners through training and communication.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, SBU 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 plus 8 or more years related experience.
  • 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.


Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more 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.


A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $89,000 - $120,500 (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: Denver

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