Program Finance Analyst (R2589)

Dallas Metro Area / Washington DC Metro Area / San Diego Metro Area
Finance Division – Finance /
Full Time Employee /
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies. 

Are you eager to apply your expertise in a company that is changing the defense landscape? Do you want to work among collaborative, mission-driven and values-focused colleagues? If so, Shield AI is the place for you!
In this role, you will be instrumental in the development, tracking, forecasting, analysis, and reporting of Shield AI’s program capabilities. This is a key financial role with responsibility for providing executive-level visibility of key revenue and spending trends as well as business and program performance of underlying operations.  The successful candidate will have a strong drive and will interface with all aspects of the company, including production, program management, engineering, operations, business development, and executive management.

What you'll do:

    • Analyze and interpret financial data for use in management reviews and decisions
    • Develop and enhance tools to track contract performance and incurred project costs every month, as well as estimates to complete and estimates at complete
    • Develop and enhance the current framework to ensure programs achieve Orders, Revenue, EBITDA, and Cash goals
    • Contribute to the success of the broader finance organization (Accounting, Operations Finance, FP&A) 
    • Provide insight on revenue, spending variances, and department-level reporting to business partners
    • Work with Program Management leadership on all financial matters, build collaborative relationship to enable all parties to succeed financially as we execute.
    • Coordinate internal research and development expenditure tracking and related cash forecast
    • Conduct ad-hoc analyses as needed to support operational decision-making and improve profitability
    • Mature the processes, policies, templates, and tools used in program finance

Required qualifications:

    • One to three years of related Finance experience, for example: Financial Planning & Analysis, Program Controls, Pricing, Earned Value Management, Budgets & Rates, ERP transitions
    • Ability to frame unstructured and complex analytical problems for a broad audience
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, accounting or a similar field of study
    • This position is based in Frisco, Texas (Dallas area) or Arlington, VA (Washington DC metro) or San Diego, CA and requires being onsite minimum 4 days – fully remote work will not be considered

Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience with ERP, Deltek CostPoint preferred
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and general modeling experience
    • Experience in a rapidly growing company or with integration post M&A
    • 2 or more years of Aerospace & Startup industry experience
    • Experience in finance/accounting within manufacturing or software focused industries
    • MBA or advanced degree
$52,514 - $83,886 a year

Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. All offers are contingent on a cleared background and possible reference check.

If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now! 

Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.