financial analysis

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,300 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

Rocket Lab

Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company with an established track record of mission success. We deliver reliable launch services, spacecraft components, satellites and other spacecraft and on-orbit management solutions that make it faster, easier and more affordable to access space. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the Electron small orbital launch vehicle and the Photon satellite platform and is developing the Neutron 8-ton payload class launch vehicle. Since its first orbital launch in January 2018, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket annually and has delivered 109 satellites to orbit for private and public sector organizations, enabling operations in national security, scientific research, space debris mitigation, Earth observation, climate monitoring, and communications. Rocket Lab’s Photon spacecraft platform has been selected to support NASA missions to the Moon and Mars, as well as the first private commercial mission to Venus. Rocket Lab has three launch pads at two launch sites, including two launch pads at a private orbital launch site located in New Zealand and a second launch site in Virginia, USA which is expected to become operational in 2022. To learn more, visit

Financial Analyst

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for the financial reporting of the enterprise, strategic projects, revenue and margin analysis, and other ad-hoc financial reporting.  This position requires the ability to critically think, analyze large data sets and effectively communicate issues and opportunities in the business.  A self-starter that excels in data analytics and problem solving will thrive in this role.  The financial analyst will report to the FP&A manager and work closely with CFO, Corporate Controller, and a wide range of team members throughout the organization.

What You'll get to do:

  • Support budgeting and strategic planning activities.
  • Identify and assist in developing global processes that are scalable, streamlined and effective in meeting the evolving needs of a dynamic business.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial information and recommendations to decision makers to make prudent business decisions.
  • Collect, analyze and manage data and create meaningful reports to drive business improvement and cost reductions.
  • Support development and maintenance of weekly and monthly financial reporting, planning, and KPI’s.
  • Evaluate current project spend and support ad-hoc reporting on spend rates.
  • Support sales and marketing on customer proposals, pricing and opportunity forecasting.
  • Reporting and analysis of monthly spend variances at cost center level liaising with cost center owners.
  • Other duties or special projects as requested.

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize.
  • Strong analytical abilities combined with independent problem-solving skills.
  • Basic understanding of GAAP and preferably some understanding or appreciation for difference of GAAP versus International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex information to others.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced Excel skills a must, including proficiency with Pivot Tables.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for improvement and drive change.

You'll bring these Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • 1+ years of experience in financial analysis in a corporate environment, with a strong preference for experience in a manufacturing environment within the aerospace and defense industry.
  • ERP experience using Infor LN, Oracle, JDE, SAP or similar ERP system.

These Qualifications would be nice to have: 

  • Experience working at a multinational corporation is a plus.

The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. 

In addition to base salary, Rocket Lab offers a comprehensive total compensation offer package based on individual qualifications and experience, including company stock. Employees will also be eligible for medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k) retirement plan options, and to purchase discounted stock through Rocket Lab's Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Pay Range (CA Only)

$82,000—$96,000 USD

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

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Rocket Lab
United States, Long Beach, California
Posted 8d ago
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