Finance Manager, Aviation - Core
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

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 13 geostationary satellites.

Inmarsat plc is a FTSE listed 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

Primary role purpose :

Provide robust and efficient analysis to the VP Finance of the Aviation Business Unit. Support the Senior Finance Manager to provide a comprehensive, responsive, commercially focused, high quality financial management function both directly and by drawing on the shared services provided elsewhere within the Finance organisation.

Work closely with the Senior Finance Manager to build and deliver high quality annual and medium term strategic plans for the business unit that are in line with the overall Group strategy and direction.

Ensure that the operations of the BU are well coordinated with the wider Group, taking advantage of synergy opportunities and ensuring that the BU works seamlessly and constructively with the rest of the Group.

Monthly Reporting . Development and production of monthly reporting pack for Aviation Leadership Team (ALT) and Group Executive (Monthly Business Review, MBR)

  • Support the Senior Finance Manager to ensure that the actual financial and operational results of the Core business are provided to the BU management team on an accurate and timely basis together with a concise, action orientated, business focused commentary
  • To systematically and objectively review the performance of the Core business both actual and forecast, working with the Senior Finance Manager to ensure that all material issues, risks and opportunities are promptly identified and addressed
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager to ensure that the Core business has in place an up to date, high quality full year forecast that reflects all relevant material issues and business plans, is prepared on a timely basis, shows the road map by which the required full year results will be delivered and which is owned by BU line management
  • Business Partnering . Act as business partner to the Core parts of the business providing financial and commercial support.

  • Coreconsists ofBusiness and General Aviation (BGA) and Aircraft Operations and Services (AOS) businesses (via channel partners such as SitaOnAir and Rockwell Collins)
  • Supporting stakeholders and senior management with financial analysis to help aid decision making
  • Manage Core business performance through deliverance of defined KPIs
  • Providing value adding financial insight, support and challenge by building effective working relationships at all levels, including senior managers and with other departments in the business
  • Become a trusted advisor and influencer amongst key stakeholders
  • Budgeting and Long Range Business Planning (LRBP, 5 year plan).

  • Support the Senior Finance Manager to ensure that the Core business has in place a high quality Budget and LRBP that reflects all relevant material issues and business plans, is consistent with and delivers the results required by the Group, is prepared on a timely basis and is owned by BU line management
  • Financial analysis . Support the Senior Finance Manager to proactively and reactively provide ad hoc financial and operational analysis and advice that will help the BU President and ALT to deliver optimal operational performance through high quality strategic and tactical business decisions.

    Business performance management . To play a proactive, catalytic, business and action orientated role in the ABU, by supporting the Senior Finance Manager to efficiently deliver the best medium term financial and operational results possible from the ABU.

    Interface to Group Finance and Business Intelligence (BI) . Working with the Senior Finance Manager and Group finance, ensure that the Group accounting, transaction processing and billing capabilities (together with other processes) are appropriate for the needs of then Core business.

  • Identify and lead on improvements in core financial capability where required to support the Core business (e.g. billing, time recording, cost analysis)
  • Identify and lead on improvements in Core BI (e.g. dash-boards, data-structure, and data integrity) and drive adoption / roll-out to relevant users in the ABU
  • Business case preparation . Be proactively involved in preparation of BGA and AOS business cases, taking a lead or support role as necessary but always ensuring that a concise high quality business case is prepared in support of all major business decisions.

    Together with the Senior Finance Manager, ensure that the actual financial return on major BGA and AOS capex and other projects is monitored against the originally planned outcome and that necessary action is taken accordingly.


    Essential Knowledge and Skills :

  • Graduate with professional accounting qualification or equivalent
  • Progressive experience in accounting, financial modelling and analysis within quality companies. At least half of the time should have been spent in commercial finance roles
  • Superior analytical skills coupled with good strategic business understanding leading to key business insight
  • Creative problem solver and decision maker
  • Ability to draw high quality analysis out of the results that drive decisions in the BU
  • Strong people skills, confident and comfortable at engaging collaboratively in an intellectual and multinational environment at all levels.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • A commercially astute Finance Manager, the candidate must be technically strong, and influential with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with passion for excellence and innovation
  • Proactive individual with the ability to effectively manage various projects while adhering to deadlines
  • Have a good appreciation of core best practice financial accounting standards, policies, processes and systems
  • Ability to travel and work across cultures and time zones
  • Desirable Knowledge and Skills :

  • Relevant industry experience including a working knowledge of Satcom or Telco market dynamics is good but not essential
  • Experience of SAP, Tableau and Adaptive Insights systems an advantage
  • 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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