Global EagleLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Financial Analyst (West Coast)
The financial analyst will be a key business partner reporting into the Director, FP&A. S/he will provide regular management reporting, business analytics, variance analysis and decision support to senior management and stakeholders throughout the organization. S/he will understand cost drivers, provide the business with insights to improve and predict performance, and lead variance analysis. S/he will ensure results are tracked against budget/forecast and develop insights and analysis that drive results. S/he will partner with segment and other functional leaders throughout the organization to deliver the most impactful information to key stakeholders and ensure the accuracy and timely delivery of the prescribed reports. The successful candidate will be an experienced, self-motivated, hands-on leader with excellent organizational and project management skills, along with the ability to set and meet strict timelines. The ideal candidate will partner with business operations teams and accounting to create a collaborative environment to drive on-going improvements in the business. He/she will possess the ability to navigate through various financial and accounting systems and simplify big data to create clear value-added management tools and reports to support decision-making. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, think proactively/independently, very strong modeling skills, strong excel and data analytics skills, a strong grasp of GAAP accounting and financial statements, a deep desire to be successful, and a passion for finance.
The specific priorities for this role include, but are not limited to:
Support the annual strategic planning and budgeting process as well as the rolling forecast process;
Develop and/or implement department and segment level reporting, analytics and KPI's of financial and operational results;
Prepare regular monthly financial reports that will provide timely insight related to business results and trends;
Conduct analysis to support delivery monthly management & board level reviews;
Track trend and budget adherence to measure the performance in crucial areas of the business
Conduct monthly variance analysis to trend, forecast, budget and other points of comparison
Actively work towards continuous process and work product improvement
Deliver timely, accurate, well organized work for areas of responsibility
Be a team player working with multiple cross functional teams in a collaborative and constructive manner
Responsible for monthly sub-segment and departmental reporting including but not limited to expenses, revenue, profit, and capex
Create, maintain, and/or support the corporate financial forecast model and work to continuously improve the process
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting OR equivalent work experience required.
3-5+ years of finance experience, with an emphasis in an environment with complex financial statements.
Proven track record of delivering on commitments, developing impactful analytical tools
Exceptional analytical skills coupled with a solid understanding of business dynamics
Demonstrated experience successfully participating in the financial planning processes
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate with and influence others at all organizational levels
High level of organizational astuteness, professionalism, executive presence and poise.
Strong communications skills and demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and with senior management are a must.
Full understanding of accounting principles and all financial statement interactions along with the understanding of the business drivers and how they drive results
FP&A experience at a public company preferred
Must be comfortable working with raw data and transforming it into insights and information to used in management decision making
Proven track record of delivering well organized, highly accurate, and articulate work product
Strong analytical and problems solving skills
Strong understanding of accounting rules and all core financial statements
Strong Excel background including: lookups and multi-function formulas, queries, pivot & power pivot, database management, and charts
Strong presentation skills including: ability to create professional presentations, communicate with top-level management and support staff
Ability to effectively communicate complex financial concepts to others, inside and outside of finance, with impact
Must be a self-starter who understands both the details and larger context of various business issues and processes
Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Global Eagle is a leading provider of satellite-based broadband connectivity, television and entertainment services, content and data analytics to aviation, maritime, enterprise and government markets. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated portfolio of rich media content and high-speed connectivity solutions for airlines, private jets, cruise lines, commercial ships, super-yachts, ferries, enterprise, government and military installations worldwide with proprietary performance-enhancing technologies and exclusive access to premium media. With 1,300 employees on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and concierge support to its customers.
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