Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

Manager, Finance- Space Programs

Location US-WA-Redmond
Job ID
Business Operations - Other
On-Site, Hybrid or Remote?


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.


We are seeking an experienced Manager, Finance- Space Programs to join our Business Operations team in supporting rocket engine development & manufacturing in Redmond, WA.


You will have a chance to use your financial acumen to lead a portfolio of space programs.

In this hands-on role you will provide financial leadership and partner with other leaders in the company to drive the Space Systems business unit to achieve their financial goals. This role will provide critical financial analysis to influence strategic decisions at the program level, as well as the executive leadership level. A successful candidate will also apply their leadership qualities to help mentor and guide a team of financial analysts.


What we can offer you:


Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne


Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.


Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness


Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match


Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program


Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. 


Beautiful Campus – Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos.


This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

  • 50% - Lead a passionate team of individual contributors in their support of financial forecasting, variance analysis, and EAC development. Facilitate improvements to overall processes and tools that the team is using.   Establish clear team and individual goals and performance metrics.  Support the career development and skills growth of team members.
  • 30% - Analyze data to support the accuracy of financial forecasts and measure the business units financial health. Lead the Annual Operating Plan development, and track performance throughout the year to: revenue, profitability, and cash targets.
  • 10% - Partner with program management, engineering, operations, and other teams to review financial data. Ensure alignment across organizations.
  • 5% - Support proposal pricing, fact finding, and contract negotiations with customers. Provide assessments on risk, and help provide overall strategy to price and profit targets.
  • 5% - Support Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting and processes. Support program controls, and assists program teams in execution.


Bachelor’s degree and 7+ years of experience in an accounting, finance, or business role


Preferred Qualifications and Skills:


  • Experience with finance in a federal contractor environment, including aerospace & defense, manufacturing, and research & development.
  • Progressive people management experience
  • Experience coaching and mentoring
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, and general modeling experience
  • Familiarity with reporting, visualization, intelligence, and analysis tools
  • Strong Presentation skills with the ability to regularly interface with executive management
  • Experience with presenting analytical results in both verbal and written form across a multi-disciplinary organization
  • Ability to frame unstructured and complex analytical problems to a broad audience.
  • MBA or Master’s Degree


Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements


Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


Pay range for this position:

100,000 - 147,333 per year

Note about pay range:

Pay range for this job level is a general guideline only for California and/or Washington State and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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