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Finance Analyst, Enterprise (002277) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

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Job Description

Primary role purpose:

Provide robust and efficient analysis to the VP Finance, Enterprise.  Support the VP Finance, Enterprise to provide a comprehensive, responsive, commercially focused, high quality, and financial management function both directly and by drawing on the shared services provided elsewhere within the Finance organisation. 

Work closely with the EBU Finance Manager to maintain project accounting for Managed Service deals.

Ensure that the operations of the BU are well coordinated with the wider Group, taking advantage of synergy opportunities and ensuring that the BU works seamlessly and constructively with the rest of the Group.

Job Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Support the Finance Manager to ensure that the actual financial and operational results of the BU are provided to the BU management team on an accurate and timely basis together with a concise, action orientated, business focused commentary.
  2. Support the Finance Manager to ensure that Managed Service projects have in place an up to date, high quality full year forecast that reflects all relevant material issues and business plans, is prepared on a timely basis, shows the road map by which the required full year results will be delivered and which is owned by BU line management.
  3. Support the Finance Manager to proactively and reactively provide ad hoc financial and operational analysis and advice that will help the BU President and his team to deliver optimal operational performance through high quality strategic and tactical business decisions.
  4. Support the Finance Manager to proactively provide constructive, high quality commercially focused financial advice to the BU President and Leadership Team in support of the BU goals and performance.
  5. Support the Finance Manager and BU Account Managers by providing data analysis on core business products to understand performance and trends.
  6. Act as a Business Partner to Enterprise cost centre managers, supporting the budgeting and forecasting processes and providing timely opex and headcount reporting, acting as a point of contact into central finance.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Graduate with professional accounting qualification or equivalent.
  2. Progressive experience in accounting, financial modelling and analysis within quality companies. At least half of the time should have been spent in commercial finance roles.
  3. Superior analytical skills coupled with good strategic business understanding leading to key business insight.
  4. Creative problem solver and decision maker.
  5. Ability to draw high quality analysis out of the results that drive decisions in the BU.
  6. Strong people skills, confident and comfortable at engaging collaboratively in an intellectual and multinational environment at all levels. Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  7. A commercially astute Financial Analyst, the candidate must be technically strong, and influential with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels.
  8. Strong work ethic and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with passion for excellence and innovation.
  9. Proactive individual with the ability to effectively manage various projects while adhering to deadlines.
  10. Have a good appreciation of core best practice financial accounting standards, policies, processes and systems.
  11. Ability to travel and work across cultures and time zones.


Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Relevant industry experience including a working knowledge of Satellite communications market dynamics.


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