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SDT Senior Finance and Planning Analyst (001502) in London at Inmarsat

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary role purpose:

The Senior Finance and Planning Analyst will be accountable for delivering high quality analysis around programme costs for the Service Delivery Transformation programme.  Work closely with the internal and external teams and stakeholders Senior Finance and Planning Analyst will track and monitor costs of the overall SDT programme and the workstreams related to it.  The Senior Finance and Planning Analyst will investigate, track and report costs variances and follow up on associated actions. 

The Senior Finance and Planning Analyst will lead the finance forecasting activities and support the development of Board level presentations that reflect where the programme is and present and forecast on the detailed analysis of committed and actual spend, and a solid understanding of what tasks still need to be delivered.

This role offers a great opportunity to introduce greater levels of financial control and governance around the OneIT, SDT and COO PMO function.  There will also be the opportunity to standardise and systemise some of the current reporting processes to improve accuracy and reliability.

Job Requirements

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver robust analysis of programme costs whilst identifying risks, issues and opportunities across the programme
  • Lead finance forecasting activities along with the annual budgeting and long term planning
  • Responsible for managing the monthly cash flow reporting and forecasting process
  • Working closely with the teams to assess the impact of new workstreams, projects and change request to these to ensure that they are integrated into the forecasts and budgets
  • Leading the production of the Finance element in the monthly reporting pack for the Board and senior management presentations
  • Identifying improvements to the current reporting system and work closely with Finance to effect change
  • Taking ownership of the reporting timetable
  • Support the Service Delivery Transformation Programme Director and project team
  • Support creation of purchase requests (PRs)
  • Track time recording and capitalise appropriate levels of internal labour
  • Support the COO Finance controller and team with other initiatives
  • Develop and Implement further controls and governance
  • Create project accounts in the SAP accounting system
  • Maintain project-related records, including contracts and change orders
  • Authorize the transfer of costs into and out of project-related accounts
  • Review and approve supplier invoices related to a project
  • Review and approve overhead charges to be applied to a project
  • Respond to requests for more financial detail
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required


Experience and Skills:

  • CIMA / ACCA / ACA Qualified
  • Experience in working with C-Suite, ideally CIO to develop budgets and the delivery of accurate forecasts
  • Proven track record of providing detailed financial analysis and financial modelling
  • Successful track record of leading Financial Planning and Analysis processes
  • Experience in accounting for Cloud Computing and Software Development costs
  • Strong eye for detail and excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to challenge assumptions
  • Experience of using SAP desirable
  • A self-starter, an excellent problem solver with an eye for detail and the ability to work as part of team including the wider business
  • Ability to deal with difficult issues when they arise and assist in a positive resolution.
  • The successful candidate will be and have demonstrable experience of challenging key stakeholders whilst driving outcomes with the ability to make the 'complex' simple.
  • They will have strong commercial awareness and experience of working in a commercial finance role and possess Advanced Excel modelling skills.
  • Experience of working within a matrix environment will be highly advantageous.






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