Senior Finance Analyst

London (Central), London (Greater)
16 Jan 2022
16 Feb 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

Company Description

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for over forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites.  Inmarsat is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Chief Finance Office

Inmarsat’s Chief Finance Office (CFO) processes millions of transactions a month that enable us to interact efficiently with our suppliers, customers, trading partners and regulators. We make sure that the Company is properly funded and well controlled, that our taxes are paid and that shareholders and banks continue to support our plans. Our commercial teams help ensure that the business takes sound decisions through robust planning, careful pricing, sound contracts, skilled procurement and rigorous evaluation of every major business decision.

Job Description

***This is a 9 Month FTC***

Primary role purpose:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide high quality, timely, customer friendly and well delivered reporting and analysis covering all of Financial Operations which is insightful and supports the Financial Operations Senior Leadership Team (SLT), with their decision making. This is a key role underpinning the Financial Operations transformation from “good to great”. The role will be expected to use all available financial tools and systems to identify root cause of deviations and variations and provide advice and insight for corrective action.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the actual financial operational results of the Financial Operations function are provided to the SLT on an accurate and timely basis
  • Maximising the value of the data captured from multiple sources and identifying bottlenecks in the process through robust data and root cause analysis enabling delivery of insightful and predictive analysis
  • The position will work closely with the senior Finance Operations team including Billing & Revenue Assurance, Credit Control, AR & Collections, Source to Pay and Accounting Operations
  • Develop and maintain the tableau dashboards:
  •       daily / weekly / monthly SLA and KPI metrics and reporting
  •       cycle time analysis of the key process within Financial Operations
  • Interface with key stakeholders, presenting data and key insights to both expert and non-expert audiences; liaising closely with OneIT and BU finance teams to develop new insightful and in-depth financial analysis helping to deliver improvements and moving the reporting and analysis to more predictive reporting space
  • Act as a key liaison between Financial Operations and support system leads to ensure the impact of changes to data structures, master data etc. are managed and integrated into the reporting cycles seamlessly
  • Manage data from multiple sources in varying formats and have the ability to turn a proof of concept into a production report (or process)
  • Supports the management of the functions long range business plans
  • Support the Financial Operations SLT to ensure that ad hoc Financial Operations reporting is proactively and reactively provided to enable high quality tactical and strategic business decisions
  • In collaboration with SMEs and other stakeholders, analyse and identify improvement opportunities
  • Support the design, development, and delivery of technology solutions to optimize simplified processes 

Essential Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Excellent and demonstrable analytical and modelling skills
  • Ability to work with large volumes of data and translate this into meaningful value-add end user analysis
  • Experience of data analysis in a financial operations function, ideally with SAP as the ERP
  • Complex problem solving skills, particularly in relation to large and variable data sets
  • Highly numerate with exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter, comfortable working on both independent and team projects
  • Superior analytical skills coupled with good strategic business understanding leading to key business insight
  • Ability to draw high quality analysis out of the results that drive decisions in Financial Operations
  • Strong people skills, confident and comfortable at engaging collaboratively in an intellectual and multinational environment at all levels. Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently with passion for excellence and innovation
  • Proactive individual with the ability to effectively manage various projects while adhering to deadlines
  • In depth and demonstrable knowledge of analytical software, Excel, MS Office, Tableau, Alteryx and other Analytics and Automation Tools

Desirable Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Part Qualified Accountant
  • Relevant Telco industry experience

Additional Information

You must be eligible to work in this location advertised.

Inmarsat Values: 

Our values define Inmarsat’s culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability – taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect – collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence – creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heart of everything we do


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