Iridium Satellite

Senior Program Finance Analyst

Job Locations US-VA-McLean | US-AZ-Tempe
Job ID 2022-2649
Worker Category
Regular Full-Time[F]

Company Overview

Iridium is an award-winning and innovative satellite communications company with bragging rights to the only network that offers voice and data connectivity anywhere in the world.   For over 20 years, Iridium’s unique network and services have supported critical communications needs for individuals, businesses, and the evolving Internet of Things.


At Iridium, we understand the importance of staying connected and the limitations of traditional communications networks. People across the globe, including first responders, humanitarians, global militaries, scientific researchers, and lone workers, as well as ships, aircraft, and remote operations all rely on Iridium to stay connected. We take our responsibility for providing these essential communications very seriously and pride ourselves on offering a reliable lifeline when needed.  Likewise, Iridium is committed to providing an exciting and innovative workplace, where employees are challenged to think outside the box and collaborate on new, bold ideas and solutions.  Our talented teams are passionate about their work and the impact our company makes around the world.  Iridium fosters an empowering and inclusive culture that allows employees to genuinely be their best selves.   We are looking for others who want to join this truly unique company that celebrates our employees and provides the opportunity to truly make a difference in the world.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

What We’re Looking For:

Iridium is seeking a talented, hands-on Senior Program Finance Analyst to join our accounting team. You will be using your skills to compile, review, monitor and report on government programs. You will be heavily involved in ongoing reporting requirements and analysis for established programs. In this role you will work closely with program managers, contracts, and the business unit, as well as perform a variety of accounting related activities in connection to government programs.


What You’ll Do:

  • Work with project managers, EVMS lead, contracts, and the business to support project team members in the planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting of projects of varying contract types, size, and complexity.
  • Support government programs with the preparation of Contract Funding Status Reports (CFSR), Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), and other program related reporting.
  • Support program budgets/baseline controls, and ensure that all required finance inputs, including internal and external reporting, are prepared, reviewed, and submitted on time.
  • Create financial charts in support of program management and program reviews; identify cost impacts and develop recovery plans as required.
  • Program life-cycle activities such as project setup/maintenance, invoicing support, and accruals.
  • Support invoicing of CPFF/CR/FFP & TM contract types with extensive backup requirements.
  • Month-end close process and interpreting variance/trend analyses.
  • Implement improvements of financial policies and procedures in support of projects including proposals.
  • Support of government compliance and audit activities.

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 8+ years of relevant finance experience, including 5+ years supporting government programs
  • Good understanding of multiple contract types: CPAF, CPFF, CPIF, FFP, IDIQ, T&M.
  • Working knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to identify risks, evaluate the probability and magnitude, and implement risk-mitigating strategies.
  • Hands-on experience in the development, maintenance, and/or tracking of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS’s). Understand how job costs are collected and billed on all contract types.
  • Accounting experience in support of government programs.
  • Strong MS Excel (e.g. Pivot Tables) and Office skills (e.g. PowerPoint).
  • Strong organization, analytical, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Be active in seeking out ways to improve yourself and gain new knowledge and be enthusiastic in sharing knowledge with others.
  • Take initiative and identify ways to add value through innovative solutions.

We’ll also need you to:

  • US Citizenship required

Work Environment:

This position primarily works in the company office or in a home office. The position is largely sedentary with the majority of the position sitting in a chair and working with a computer. The role uses basic office equipment including a phone, video, computer, keyboard, mouse and printer. For meetings in-person, this position will need to be able stand, walk within the office and climb stairs on occasion.


Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


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