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Strategic Finance Manager

Date Posted: May 31, 2024
Category: Finance & Accounting

Join our dynamic and innovative team at ThayerMahan, a world leader in autonomous maritime naval surveillance and maritime monitoring.  Headquartered in Groton, CT, we are a fast-growing, mission-focused, cutting-edge technology company in the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) space.

At ThayerMahan we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous growth. We’re seeking a talented and experienced Corporate Finance Principal to play a pivotal role in driving our financial strategy and success.

Location:  Hybrid with periodic on-site responsibilities in Groton, CT

Position Overview:

We are hiring a Strategic Finance Manager to support the company’s growing finance and capital market activities.  The role will be responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer and company leadership with corporate- and project-level financial planning, capital market and borrowing activities, and M&A execution.  The individual will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer, serve as an important liaison between the FP&A and accounting teams and company leadership, and have an influential voice in corporate strategy and investor engagements.  The hire will begin as an individual contributor but will be positioned to assume managerial responsibilities quickly with demonstrated performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of corporate and project financial models and analysis to support decision-making and business planning
  • Partner with company leadership to update annual budgets and the company’s five-year financial forecast (three-statement financial model and supporting schedules)
  • Evaluate corporate investment and M&A opportunities
  • Assist with the development of investor marketing materials and investor engagement in future capital market activities
  • Ad hoc financial modeling requests


  • Bachelor’s Degree (finance, accounting, economics background preferred but not required)
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in corporate finance, financial consulting, or investment banking roles with demonstrated expertise in financial modeling (three-statement, LBO, and M&A)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Familiarity with other financial software and data visualization platforms is a plus
  • Organized and articulate presentation skills
  • Analytical and data-driven approach to problem solving
  • Has a collegial and communicative approach to getting things done in a fast-moving work environment

Nice to Have:

  • Aerospace & Defense industry exposure if not experience
  • Experience with M&A, bank financings, and other capital market transactions
  • MBA or CFA valued but not required

What we offer:

Competitive salary, comprehensive total rewards package (medical, dental, vision, 401K with employer match), and other great benefits.   This is an exempt position.

At ThayerMahan, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and supported. We believe that diversity in backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences enriches our work and drives innovation. ThayerMahan is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply and join us in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

If you meet the requirements and are ready to make waves with us, apply now!  Please send your resume to Careers@thayermahan.com

Hiring Contact: Reed Werner, Chief Financial Officer

Hiring Contact Email Address: rwerner@thayermahan.com

* Due to our contracts with the US Government, US Citizenship is a requirement *