Sr. Financial Analyst, Government

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #8673 19-Apr-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 the 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!

As a Finance Specialist within our Government Segment, you will play a critical role by supporting the Division Finance Director and Program Managers in division-level financial control. You will be empowered to provide financial analysis for business area planning and decision making. You will prepare, analyze, and report actual results against project and division operating plans for awards, sales, margins, receivables, inventory, capital, and headcount. Bring to bear your skills to perform monthly accounting close process to include preparation of required accounting entries, accruals, and account reconciliations. Working across our dynamic financial team, you will prepare monthly rolling forecasts and cost/profit analysis. You will also have the opportunity to support proposal preparation and assist in the preparation of division financial budgets and operating plans.


  • 5+ years "hands-on" Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Project accounting experience
  • Support month-end close process, and reporting
  • Develop/manage complex financial models to ensure alignment with leadership, financial performance objectives, and appropriate accounting conventions
  • Preparation of accurate, timely, and consistent reporting including key financial metrics and KPIs to action on
  • Experience in the development of detailed business case analysis and return on investment analysis
  • Systems experience with proficiency with ERP systems, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Understanding of CAS, FAR with prior government contracting experience
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related area
  • US Government position. US Citizenship


  • Experience with Hyperion and Oracle highly preferred
  • MBA and/or CPA
  • Management experience in a public company

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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