AAR CORP Senior Financial Analyst - WASS in PALM BAY, Florida

Title: Senior Financial Analyst - WASS

Location: United States-Florida-Palm Bay

Job Number: 8568


Responsible for some aspects of financial planning and analysis at AAR, including but not limited to: budgeting and forecasting, recurring financial analysis of results, financial analysis in support of strategic decision-making, project-specific financial analysis, capital planning and budgeting, proposal pricing, product line and customer profitability analysis, and ad hoc strategic analysis of various decisions and initiatives.


  • Conduct special studies to analyze financial actions and prepares recommendations for policies and procedures

  • Interpret and apply policies, government legislation and accounting theories

  • Ensure compliance with internal procedures and regulatory agencies

  • Responsible for administrative activities associated with estimate to complete (ETC) updates, research and correction of problems and general maintenance systems under direct supervision.

  • Assist with analyzing SBU performance to provide variances for bid, budget and forecast.

  • Assist with the preparation of audits and reports for both customer and management.

  • Run queries from databases to gather data assigned contract under SBU.

  • Review contract documents and correspondence for internal consistency and conformance with established procedures.

  • Maintain an open communication on the day-to-day activities of SBU with management to verify policies, procedures current and future operations.

  • Provide support to the company strategic planning, financial planning and budgeting processes, ensuring that those exercises produce accurate and realistic plans for the business units.

  • Lead the preparation, Excel modeling, and analysis of government proposal pricing and cost gathering to include cost research and validation.

  • Liaise with department leaders to logically structure analysis of complex issues and develop creative solutions to business, financial, and operational challenges.

  • Partner with other departments to establish and report on strategic metrics. Also, assist with the creation and maintenance of meaningful dashboards and scorecards.

  • Analyze and report on strategic competitive data. Assist others with identifying appropriate benchmarks and explaining variances.

  • Provide analytical support to operational leaders in their assessment of capital expenditures, major projects and/or contracts to improve the business units operations and financial results.

  • Present the findings of various analyses to senior leadership.

  • Position requires a U.S. Department of State Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT).

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough & efficient.

  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  11. Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

  12. Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  13. Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • BA/BS degree from a four-year college or university in a related field and/or combination of education and related experience.


  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)


  • Minimum six (6) years financial experiences of which four (4) must be specialized

  • Aptitude for problem solving and strong analytical skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with proven proficiency building complex models in Excel, with top-notch standards in accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Ability to logically structure analysis of complex issues and develop creative solutions to business and operational challenges.

  • Ability to successfully handle multiple and/or conflicting priorities under a stressful environment.

  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate, persuade, and take initiative.

  • A team player with outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Knowledgeable of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and supplements.

  • Understanding of Cost Accounting Standards.

  • Experience with government proposal pricing, programs, cost account management, Earned Value Management and Truth in Negotiations Act.

  • Experience in negotiation and customer support.

  • Ability to maintain strong customer relationships.

  • At least one (1) year in a supervisory position


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran