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Strategic Finance Lead, Intelligence Systems

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Accounting & Finance
Reston, VA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

Anduril is looking for a Strategic Finance Lead to join our dynamic growing finance team located in Reston Office! This person will help drive forward looking pricing activities, portfolio product analysis, cost structure analysis, market situational awareness, and resource allocation decisions. The Finance team will rely on this Lead to develop, grown, and sustain strong collaborate relationships with internal Anduril stakeholders and as well as external partners.

In practice, the Lead will support Anduril’s rapid growth and most important decisions with analytical insight and strategic and tactical recommendations to drive the long-term success of our business. You will communicate your findings to senior leadership and partner with others to operationalize the hypotheses and takeaways. This role requires a strong interest in solving puzzles with an ability to recognize patterns and collaborate via cross-functional partnership (Data, Marketing, Product, Growth, and Engineering) to drive decision-making. You will be tasked with identifying business opportunities, formulating hypotheses, and conducting in-depth analyses which illuminate opportunities to drive success. We expect this person to recommend new initiatives and strategies which drive a bottom-line impact, while designing customer-facing experiments and partnering with peers to develop solutions and assess go-to-market feasibility.

Anduril Intelligence Systems (AIS) is focused on positioning Anduril as a lead provider of specialized engineering and products for Intelligence Community (IC) customers. We work within the IC to understand their requirements, shape their concepts of operation, and deliver exquisite capability across their problem set. We aim to develop and deploy critically needed capabilities that address our customers’ most pressing national security requirements.


  • Intellectually curious - you seek to understand the why behind the numbers.
  • Highly technical - you value precision and accuracy when it comes to your work, and you can rapidly dissect complex quantitative problems.
  • Critical thinker - you consider problems from all angles to remove bias.
  • Results-oriented - you will do whatever it takes to ensure success. You ground your contributions in real customer and business impact and prioritize your time to maximize speed-to-impact.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills. You drive consensus through grounded arguments, interpersonal skills, and negotiation skills.
  • Creative problem-solver - able to identify obstacles and present viable solutions.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving, ambiguous environment.
  • Excited by large breadth of problem.
  • Comfort in designing and analyzing experiments, preferably in a business context.


  • Perform activities that drive efficient planning and execution of financials and resource analysis (FTE's) across various functions, including but not limited to engineering operations, supply chain, program management, sustainment, business finance, and /or planning/scheduling.
  • Compile and review budgets using actual performance, previous budget figures, expense reports, and other data sources to control funds and provide for proper financial administration.
  • Perform multiple financial cost analysis functions, including cost allocation, setting up cost control systems, collecting data, controlling costs, and preparing reports that maintain the company's cost accounting system.
  • Customer program reporting as required, including but not limited to monthly invoicing, monthly financial status reporting, and input into annual incurred cost proposal process.
  • Backlog Review Coordination.
  • Present at various weekly/monthly Leadership Reviews.
  • Perform ad-hoc modeling and reporting as required.
  • Collaborate with data and product to translate a/b tests into forecasted profit and unit-economic impact.
  • Own performance dashboards, alerting, and investigation into KPI health. Assess the impact of new product features on KPIs while developing strategies which drive demonstrable impact against those same metrics.
  • Develop post-launch monitoring and optimization plans.
  • Support forecast model maintenance and build bottoms up, data driven models to understand segmentation, pricing optimization, and financial impact analysis.
  • Identify business opportunities, formulate hypotheses, and conduct in-depth analyses which illuminate opportunities to drive Current’s success.
  • Recommend new initiatives and strategies which drive a bottom-line impact.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Business, or related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience working for a Government Contractor as a Program Financial Analyst.
  • Experience with Government Contracting - specifically in cost reimbursable contracts - financials including indirect rates, unallowable costs, invoicing, and other concepts as required by FAR, GAAP, DFAR, DCAA, and CAS.
  • Extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles.
  • Financial modeling skills (Excel, Google Sheets) and ability to analyze financial data to prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Must be able to obtain and hold a U.S. Secret Security Clearance.
US Salary Range
$114,000$171,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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