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Finance Manager (US Government Focus)

  • Job
    Mid-level (3-4 years) - Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Engineering
  • $130K - $170K
  • San Francisco
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AI generated summary

  • You must have 4-9 years of FP&A experience in US government programs, specifically at a defense contractor, with strong analytical skills, communication abilities, a disciplined approach, and a desire for career growth. And of course, be a good person!
  • You will lead budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis for government programs, collaborating with various teams to manage cash, plan sales, and implement efficient processes to support growth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field.
  • 4-9 years of experience in FP&A for US government programs, including as a Cost Estimator, Pricing Manager, and/or Finance Manager.
  • MUST have experience at a US-based defense contractor for aerospace and/or military programs.
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured and rapidly scaling startup environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to interpret complex data and financial concepts .
  • Effective communicator of financial concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Identifies areas to instill discipline and process where appropriate.
  • Highly self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
  • Seeking a challenge and career development.
  • Above all, you are a good person!


  • Broadly responsible for budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis, and with leadership of FP&A activities for government programs.
  • Deep collaboration with government sales, engineering and program management teams to build a detailed understanding of cash management, sales planning, operating costs, and capital spending.
  • Support rapid scaling and growth by implementing best-in-class processes, procedures and systems.
  • Create financial analyses to solve problems across Astranis, including pricing, corporate development, capital raising, investor communications, and other activities.


What experience do I need to be successful as a Finance Manager with a focus on US Government programs at Astranis?

To be successful in this role, you should have extensive experience in government FP&A, including cost estimation, pricing, proposal creation, government audits, and ongoing finance support. You should have a deep understanding of the full lifecycle of government programs and be able to collaborate effectively with various teams within the organization.

What are the key responsibilities of the Finance Manager with a focus on US Government programs at Astranis?

The key responsibilities of this role include creating and leading Astranis's finance expertise in selling to the US Government, collaborating closely with the US Government sales team and other departments, implementing processes and procedures to support the business as it scales, and contributing to capital raising activities, customer pricing, investor relations, and corporate development.

What type of leadership abilities are needed to drive finance initiatives at Astranis?

The Finance Manager with a focus on US Government programs at Astranis should have strong leadership abilities to drive finance initiatives, implement processes and procedures, and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. This individual should be able to lead by example, inspire others, and drive results in a high-growth environment.

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