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Financial Analyst

Wichita, Kansas Contract Job ID: 2210151466
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech Inc. is seeking candidates for a Financial Analyst position in Wichita, KS

Position Summary:

Performs variance analysis of monthly financial data, various administration projects and business performance. Plans and supports financial analysis assignments, highlights risks and opportunities to the Head of Engineering Controlling & analyzes and interprets financial data. Prepares financial reports & provides Senior Management with information on all KPI, revenue & cost variances. Participates in projects, preparing financial data as necessary. This position will support the Head of Engineering Controlling and is a shared services role to the Wichita, KS, Mobile, AL and the U.S. Program Management teams. The holder is responsible to become a "super-user" in Financial Information Systems as well as Tableau and Alteryx.

Primary Responsibilities:

Financial Reporting & Analysis: 65%

  • Supports the development of site Annual Operating Plans, rolling forecasts (FCI, FCII, FCIII) including CbN, headcount, offload, workload expenditures, hourly rate, financial performance analysis & funding requirements
  • Support improvement and strategic Initiatives, including Business Cases
  • Proactively contributes to financial alignment of all Engineering business areas
  • Interpretation of key indicators. Analysis of variances to AOP, explanation and communication to Controller
  • Refreshes monthly reporting & analyzes cost variances versus budget, prepares bridging & questions variances to OP/FC's and updates dashboards
  • Alerts Controller when actuals deviate from budget & actively supports risk and opportunity management
  • Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of accounts. Identifies relevant concerns, factors and patterns to formulate logical and objective conclusions
  • Extracts general ledger information; compiles cost revenue reports, and balance sheet. Maintains and reconciles financial data for all metrics reports and understands calculations and relationship to financial
  • Performs monthly and year-end fiscal closing functions. Reviews and reconciles ledgers, accounting documents, and financial reports
  • Preparation & collection of inputs for financial stakeholders (CEO dashboard, workload assumptions, headcount assumptions, integration, primary, direct and secondary cost accounting and hourly rate)

Stakeholder Management & Compliance: 25%

  • Interfaces with European counterparts, Business Operations Analysts to provide/gather business/operational data and information for data analysis and reporting
  • Maintains visibility of offsite supplier financial purchasing obligations, along with current view of outsourced workload requirements, ensuring accuracy of expenditures and forecasts
  • Follows the Engineering Controlling Handbook rules and guides site best practices to ensure site compliance

Accounting: 10%

  • Prepares site and external work package invoicing, delivery note verification & data validation
  • Supports the financial close & monitors finance KPI's
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

Education Required: Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Administration or related field

Experience: Required: 3-5 years of experience in Finance

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

Required: Knowledge of business intelligence software, Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel) & Accounting/Finance concepts

Preferred: Business Analytics software, SAP, Tableau & Alteryx

Travel Required: <10% Domestic and International

Eligibility: Authorized to Work in the US Decision Making, Complexity: Ability to independently develop, communicate and recommend financial models and processes. Ability to ascertain and explain variances to planning. Nature of Contacts: Identify the communications in performing the responsibilities of this position: internal, external, cursory, involved, influencing, negotiating, and frequency. Moderate Communication on a regular basis with internal parties only

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned.

Unique Position Details:

  • Able to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment in order to meet deadlines
  • Focused attention to detail and high standards for quality and accuracy in his/her work product
  • Professional, positive demeanor. Collegial orientation; relationship-builder who is solutions-oriented
  • Organized with strong follow through and execution
  • Solid communicator: verbal, written and presentation

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:


  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; Information Systems or Decision Sciences. Other degree areas will be considered with commensurate work experience.
  • Preferred: Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting or Finance or a Master's degree in Information Systems, Decision Sciences or Computer Science


  • Required: 3-5 years in Data Analytics, Operations or Finance
  • Required: 3-5 years directly related to the financial aspects of program/project planning, controlling & operations


  • Preferred: Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Certification
  • Preferred: Alteryx Designer Core Certification

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Ability to speak up and demonstrate Company Financial policies
  • Ability to occasionally review and coordinate and negotiate on information and reports generated by others
  • International, multi-cultural environment
  • Often facilitates and leads business related meetings

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Strong written and oral business oriented communication skills regarding recommendations to site and project leadership
  • Ability to prepare clear and precise reports

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Google Sheets

Travel Required:

  • 20 % Domestic and International Travel


  • Authorized to Work in the US


  • None

Nature of Contacts:

Involved, negotiation type Communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties.

Autonomy in decision making with guidance and advice.


Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: adequate sight to perform computer tasks and engage in interpersonal interaction.
  • Hearing:sufficient to participate in conversations, hear alerts, alarms for personal safety and participate in webinars and live training.
  • Speaking: able to participate in conversations and initiate and respond to telephone calls.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate a range of basic equipment including personal computer, telephone, copier/fax machine, etc.
  • Sitting: able to sit for extended periods of time utilizing a personal computer, attending training, meetings or assembling materials.
  • Squatting /Kneeling: occasional required to squat or kneel to replace or retrieve materials from low storage areas.
  • Standing: able to stand for brief periods of time engaging in conversation or reaching for items.
  • Travel: moderate travel required outside of daily commute to and from work.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): able to walk through office areas to collect or distribute documents, direct/lead visitors, complete assigned errands.
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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