UIC Alaska

Financial Analyst

Location : Location
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


FINANCIAL ANALYST (M&P-2023-19695):  


Bowhead is seeking a Financial Analyst to join us in Plano, TX as part of the Manufacturing & Products (M&P) team. The Financial Analyst, Manufacturing (FP&A) will report directly to the Business Finance Manager. The Financial Analyst, Manufacturing is responsible for providing critical operational and financial support to the VP of Manufacturing & Products (M&P) Business Unit. This highly visible role will be responsible for supporting day-to-day business, collaborating with the M&P Operation’s team and Support Services, as well as driving best-in-class improvements in process and analytical capabilities. The Financial Analyst, Manufacturing will maintain detailed records supporting financial forecasts used in the rate and budget area, respond to rate and budget questions, and provide explanations to ensure management understanding. The Financial Analyst, Manufacturing must ensure compliance with internal procedures as well as DFAR/FAR government regulations. They will participate in audits and interface with government auditors to ensure understanding of financial data, methodology, and applicability under appropriate government regulations. The Financial Analyst, Manufacturing will understand key business drivers and create analyses that supports effective decision making within the M&P Bowhead companies of UIC Government Services.



*Hyrbid work schedule will be considered for all candidates after training period is over. Reporting to a Bowhead office is also available.*



  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial results, including operating performance trends, actual vs. forecast, and key metrics.
  • Working closely with the VP of M&P to manage and track costs and budgets regarding Contract activity and Business Unit indirect costs.
  • Driving the Business Unit’s planning and forecasting process on a monthly and annual basis to ensure accuracy in forecasts, working closely with the VP of M&P.
  • Will prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual variance analyses and be called upon to provide value-added insight into bid/budget/forecast vs. actuals.
  • Participating in annual FY budgeting/forecasting and short & long term planning using Deltek’s Cobra.
  • Preparing ad-hoc analysis and participating in cross-functional projects to support Operational and Corporate management needs.
  • Supporting Supply Chain to understand key drivers of variances, risks and opportunities to financial plans, and forecast.
  • Monitoring and developing new performance indicators, highlighting trends, and analyzing causes of unexpected variances.
  • Tracking expenses versus budget, analyzing fluctuations, and identifying shortfalls, and cost savings opportunities on a monthly basis using accounting system data (Costpoint) via business intelligence tool (QlikView).
  • Reporting to VP and Corporate Finance on trends and forecast changes from budget in a timely manner.
  • Assisting in the development of the operating strategic plan.
  • Developing financial models and analyses to support strategic network initiatives.
  • Creating pricing files for bids and orders in the M&P Business Unit.
  • Support business practices of the M&P Business Unit Quality Management System as required.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance and/or Accounting or Business is required.
  • We are open to hiring at multiple levels:
    • Financial Analyst 1 requires 0-2 years professional experience progressive experience in corporate finance, ideally with Supply Chain, plant finance, or Cost Accounting experience.
    • Financial Analyst 2 requires 2-5 years of progressive experience in corporate finance, ideally with Supply Chain, plant finance, or Cost Accounting experience.
    • *Target salary is commensurate with experience*
  • Technical/Working knowledge of MS Office Programs such as: Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Technical knowledge of QlikView, Costpoint, or other ERP Systems is also required.
  • Qualified candidates must be results driven, well organized, and must possess a high degree of personal initiative.
  • Must have the ability to work with strong attention to detail and organizational skills in a fast pace work environment.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as this position will interact daily with various levels of employees from front line labor to Executive leadership.
  • Must have demonstrable ability to analyze and validate data comparison to provide insight on analytical findings, driving results in a collaborative cross-functional environment.
  • Government contracting experience highly preferred.
  • Experience with Government manufacturing contracts from accounting or financial analyst perspective is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Costpoint Materials module highly preferred.

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position; however, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check and be clearable up to the secret level. Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required. Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations.


Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 to 25 pounds 
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically




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