Textron Finance Business Partner-Defense in Wichita, Kansas

Finance Business Partner-Defense



The Textron Aviation Defense Finance Business Partner serves as a key business analyst and liaison between the business, Program Management, and Contracts. This position will be involved in the financial tracking and forecasting of Defense programs as well as quarterly Estimate at complete (EAC) analysis. Candidate must possess a high degree of credibility and confidence in communication with direct customer interface.


  1. Analyze and review monthly actuals by program with program manager and adjust ETC (Estimate to complete)

  2. Complete close week responsibilities

  3. Review supplier invoices with program manager

  4. Confirm open customer billing requests with the Biller

  5. Review and understand Balance sheet position by program through meetings with Accounting

  6. Provide FP&A monthly forecast

  7. Develop annual operating and long-range plans by program

  8. Understand contractual requirements by program including:

  9. Correct accounting for different contract types

  10. Payment schedules

  11. CLIN structure and WBS

  12. Perform quarterly EAC analysis through coordination with Accounting, Contracts, and Program Management



  • Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting, Finance, or other related fields

  • 2 years relative experience


  • Builds and maintains constructive relationships with Program Management, Contracts, and Accounting

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Action oriented and seizes opportunities

  • Effectively utilizes time and organizes priorities well

  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills required - ability to create formulas (V-lookups, sumif, etc.) and utilize PivotTables. Experience using Microsoft Word, and Outlook also required

  • SAP experience

  • Hyperion/SmartView and ProPricer experience a plus

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 269862