Financial Planning & Analysis Sr. Manager (R0000156)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking a Financial Planning & Analysis Sr. Manager to join our Lunar program.


  • Lead all aspects of financial reporting and forecasting for Intuitive Machines to include bookings, sales, profit, cash, indirect expenses and operational financial metrics.

  • Lead the preparation of the annual financial plan and five-year strategic plan to include corporate reports.

  • Prepare the short term forecast on a monthly basis. Responsible for the forecasting process from beginning to end. Continuously seek to improve the efficiency, accuracy and timeliness of the forecasting process.

  • Provide operational financial metrics in support of manufacturing operations such as days’ sales outstanding, utilization metrics, inventory days, overhead to sales, throughput analysis and similar metrics in order to improve execution.

  • Conduct product and product line profitability analysis.

  • Responsible for reviewing and tracking indirect expenses, overhead and G&A rates on a monthly basis. Perform variance analysis to forecast and planned budgets. Conduct root cause analysis of variances and present these to senior management with recommended corrective actions.

  • Lead the preparation of the monthly operation report/review, quarterly corporate business review, and financial metrics for board meetings.

  • Ensure accuracy and predictability of financial forecasts.

  • Pull data from the finance/accounting system as required to accomplish tasks.

  • Conduct variance analysis against plan and forecast to assist with forecast accuracy and variance explanation.

  • Present financial data in visual form to leadership in an easy to understand and succinct manner.

  • Conduct oral presentations of financial data to senior management.

  • Support ad hoc financial reporting requests as required to include designing reports.

Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field.

  • Proficient in MS office suite.

  • Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must be a U.S. person to work in facility.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


  • Understanding of the EAC process

  • MBA or equivalent

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in a government contracting business environment

  • Experience designing and implementing FP&A process and systems

Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods

  • Must have sufficient mobility to enter areas of test facilities where necessary.

  • Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.)

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.

  • Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • This position may require some commuting and traveling to other installations as needed.