Career Opportunity: Financial Analyst

Monday February 17th, 2020 TAGS:

About L3Harris Portchester:

L3Harris’ marine autonomy business (formerly known as ASV Global) specialises in the design, manufacturing and operation of autonomous boats and control systems. Working at a fast-pace, the team specialises in building next generation autonomy and the surrounding systems across a variety of fields. The company builds innovative and technologically advanced products for customers in the defence, research, and commercial sectors.

L3Harris’ success is due to the people it employs – if you’re smart, adaptable, highly productive, a team player and relish the challenge that comes with solving difficult problems then L3Harris is for you.

L3Harris’ UK offices, manufacturing site and testing facilities for its autonomy technology are all based just outside of Portsmouth, Hampshire.

We take pride in the quality of our products, and we encourage our employees to take ownership and personal responsibility. Our goal is to provide an extremely accessible work environment that empowers our teams to tackle complex problems. We value the best ideas, whether from an intern or a lead, and every individual can have a significant impact on our success.

About L3Harris Technologies:

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Its employees are unified in a shared dedication to its customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to its culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to its communities, and commitment to excellence in everything the company does.

The Role:

We are looking to appoint an experienced Financial Analyst to join our Portchester based team.

 Duties will include:

  • Primary lead for L3Harris Corporate/Segment/Sector/Division Financial Reporting requirements – both routine and non-routine
  • Strong understanding of advanced financial planning and analysis concepts and able to articulate this to management
  • Owns the preparation of the Division’s monthly Short-Term Forecast (STF) and Annual Operating Plan (AOP) accompanied with detailed supporting schedules
  • A clear understanding of indirect rate development/modelling and solid experience with rate variance analysis
  • Analyse Division level financial forecasts and provide Sector management with independent assessments of projected performance against plan targets
  • Support the development of Internal Program Reviews and ad hoc senior management presentations
  • Prepare meaningful variance analyses of actual versus forecast financial performance
  • Establish and monitor Indirect functional department budgets, indirect rate forecasts and estimate inclusive therein
  • Develop and implement sophisticated financial models, forecasting tools and dashboards to improve process efficiencies and financial performance
  • Analyse trends in orders, sales, cost of sales, profit, and cash (net funds) and provide recommendations to senior management in support of strategic business decisions
  • Serve as the primary POC to coordinate accurate and timely submissions of all related Division standard and ad hoc reports/data requests

Essential Experience:

  • Professional qualification ACA, ACCA or CIMA
  • Solid understanding of accounting and finance principles, as well as familiarity with government accounting rules
  • Experience in a similar role within the government contracting industry and/or a combination of progressive financial experience in a similar role within a related industry


Dependent on experience


Portchester, Hampshire, UK

Further information:

All of our roles require successful candidates to undergo and maintain a Baseline Personnel Security Standard and/or United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) to obtain a Security Check (SC) without restrictions. In some instances Developed Vetting (DV) may be required. Please note that in the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security

To apply:

To discuss this role and further details, please e-mail your CV to

Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd, a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies, is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

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