Sr. Finance Manager - FP&A (Government)

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #4243 17-Dec-2019

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 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.

Job Responsibilities
  • Preparation of financial analysis in all aspects of planning and estimation processes related to budgeting, strategic planning  and monthly forecasts
  • Monitor program performance against forecast and budget goals and explain significant variances
  • Preparation of accurate, timely and consistent reporting as well as key actionable financial metrics and KPIs
  • Partner cross-functionally to drive both BA and division level projects from planning to execution
  • Support and perform month end close activities
  • Have a good understanding of internal reporting tools and systems to help ensure financial data integrity
  • Actively seek out improvement opportunities and contribute to the design and implementation of new processes or procedures focused on improving financial reporting and driving efficiency
  • Manage a team of 1-2 analysts, working through development and performance plans, as well as providing coaching and active feedback

  • 10+ years "hands-on" Financial Planning and Analysis experience
  • 2+ years in a Financial Leadership role.
  • Solid understanding of CAS/FAR
  • Demonstrated experience in Financial Analysis and Modeling with expertise in spotting trends and providing sound financial guidance
  • Consolidation experience
  • Systems experience with proficiency with ERP systems, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related area
  • US Government position. US Citizenship
  • Up to 10% travel
  • MBA or CPA a plus
  • Superior communication and team building skills: position will interact with team members across the segment and corporate functions at all levels
  • Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated track record of developing high performing teams
  • Ambitious self-starter with strong ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

8-15 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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