Financial Analyst University Grad

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8199 08-Feb-2021

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the various expense drivers for the assigned functions and provide insight into the numbers for Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Utilize financial planning, cost accounting, internal reporting and other data sets to deliver business insight to corporate functions
  • Report actual results on a monthly basis, with value added variance analysis versus forecast, plan, and prior year; write appropriate, thoughtful commentary and narrative illustrating key points and drivers
  • Prepare monthly forecast, monthly business reviews and necessary dashboards 
  • Support functional Vice President leadership by being the first point of contact for financial issues and questions
  • Review and approve purchase requisitions
  • Evaluate opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the end-to-end business process and systems, and develop improvements as needed
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and financial modeling


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting
  • Advanced Excel skills including v-lookup and/or pivot tables
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a team and stakeholders
  • Self-starter with an ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Experience work with specific technologies ERP experience (Hyperion, Oracle)
  • Previous internship or work experience related to Finance or Accounting role

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-2 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status required



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