Sr. Financial Analyst, Global Mobility

ViaSat   •  

Carlsbad, CA

Industry: Telecommunications & Hardware


5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Viasat is seeking a new team member to support financial planning and analysis (FP&A) activities within its Global Mobility business, which provides mobile broadband connectivity and related value-add services primarily to commercial airlines.

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will play a critical role by supporting the Finance organization, which supports business area leaders in making strategic and operational decisions through solid financial management and analyses. You will perform thorough and complex ad hoc and recurring financial modelling to support tactical and strategic business decisions. You will be assigned and lead financial forecasting, reporting and analysis for engineering organizations and projects; preparing quarterly and 5 year forecasts in support of our divisional annual operating plan, quarterly updates and long-term strategic plans. You may assist our corporate accounting functions with the month-end accounting cycle.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ad Hoc and recurring financial modelling and analysis
  • Finance support for Engineering cost centers and projects, including actuals to forecast variance analysis, short and long term cost forecasting, and headcount
  • Review and approve cost center and project spends and headcount requests
  • Present analyses and monthly reporting results to Finance and Business Leadership
  • Partner with functional business leads to effectively manage their respective areas


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related area
  • 5-8 years "hands-on" Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) experience
  • Experience owning and managing financial forecasts, including P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Strong financial modeling skills (Excel)
  • Systems experience with proficiency with ERP systems, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Ambitious self-starter with strong ability to deal with fast pace environments and ambiguity
  • Superior communication, time management and team building skills as this position will interact with team members across the business area and corporate functions at all levels
  • US Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident Status may be required for some projects in which case, verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.


  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion/Essbase
  • MBA preferred
  • Project accounting experience
  • Technology experience