AAR CORP INL Senior Financial Analyst in PALM BAY, Florida

Title: INL Senior Financial Analyst

Location: United States-Florida-Palm Bay

Job Number: 7858


Responsible for some aspects of financial planning and analysis at AAR Airlift, 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.


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 (M.B.A)


  • Two (2) to three (3) years full-time work experience in financial analysis, strategy, or consulting.

  • 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



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.


  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.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran