Virgin Orbit, LLC

Sr. Financial Analyst

Job Locations US-CA-Long Beach
Req No.
Regular FT


Long Beach, CA



Job Type:


Who we are



At Virgin Orbit, we are launching the small satellite revolution, enabling missions that were previously unimaginable. We are delivering Virgin’s legendary customer experience by combining advanced technology with a diligent, hard-working team. We have built a workplace and a workforce of the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today are launching the industries of tomorrow. We have engaged a diverse and inclusive community of doers and dreamers alike, empowering all those working today to build satellites and constellations that will change the world.


At Virgin Orbit, we are opening space for good. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.



Sr. Financial Analyst


Position Summary 

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as a Sr. Financial Analyst.  If you join us in this position, you will be responsible for performing variance and trend analysis, defining the scope of budgets, forecasting for projects and missions, and supporting business systems and processes.

This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills.


This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California, with an option to work on hybrid remote schedule following initial training.

Your Mission

  • Create monthly financial deliverables to support internal and external reporting
  • Maintain business systems and processes to ensure data integrity
  • Develop departmental budgets/forecasts with cross-functional business partners
  • Support Project/Program Financial reporting and analyses
  • Develop Capital budgets/forecasts with business partners and track performance
  • Analyze budget/forecast variances and organizational impacts
  • Identify cost reduction or continuous improvement opportunities
  • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis to support business needs
  • Transform large data sets into actionable recommendations
  • Build relationships with business partners to deliver excellent customer service
  • Represent our company, our employees, and our customers in a way that makes us all proud
  • Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place
  • Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members
  • Perform other duties assigned

What you bring

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or similar field of study
  • 4+ years of budget, forecasting and financial analysis, preferably in aerospace, manufacturing or R&D industries
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel (v/h-lookups, pivot tables, formulas, complex reporting)
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and related business systems – ORACLE experience a plus
  • Exceptional analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and organization skills
  • Experience with financial modeling and scenario analysis- for project accounting and new business estimations
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement, inter-team communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Passion for space exploration and a firm belief in the utility of affordable access to space
  • Must be a U.S. person as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)
  • Must be able to provide proof of US-approved Covid-19 full vaccination status, unless otherwise exempted by an approved reasonable medical or religious accommodation from Virgin Orbit


… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too.

  • Experience with engineering or manufacturing industries
  • Ability to present financial analysis to finance and non-finance audiences
  • Understanding of accounting fundamentals and complex cost structures
  • Ability to add something unique and positive to our team
  • Generally high level of all-around awesomeness

Salary Range

$80,000 - $115,000

Total Rewards at Virgin Orbit

At Virgin Orbit, you work alongside some of the best and brightest, on the coolest premier dedicated small satellite launch service.  We also know that benefits and belonging are an important piece of your total rewards package.  At Virgin Orbit we offer some of the best around:


  • Robust time off with holiday shut down between Christmas and New Year
  • Better than market 401k including a Safe Harbor plan
  • Superior health and welfare benefits offering an average 90% of benefits premiums paid, including some plans with zero employee contributions
  • Financial wellness through Northstar which includes your personal financial advisor
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • A variety of optional benefits such as pet insurance and discounts, and remote and/or hybrid opportunity for some positions
  • Health Reimbursement program providing up to $3,000 max per year for eligible teammates 
  • Employee Resource Groups, Virgin cultural gatherings and success celebrations, professional growth opportunities, and more!


At Virgin Orbit, pay and total rewards is about offering competitive programs for any stage of your life and career. We constantly look for opportunities to enhance our programs and reward our teammates and we update our benefits offerings regularly.

Other Requirements:

ITAR Requirements

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


Personal Requirements

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. 


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Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.