Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Req ID:  32243
Travel:  Less than 10%

McLean, VA, US, 22102

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 10 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education/experience not considered



Your role in helping us shape the future:

This role is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Company’s operating expense, capital expenditures and headcount planning, forecasting and reporting by providing leadership, financial analysis expertise, business acumen, and a strong desire to improve processes and controls. This position will assist Senior Management in gauging performance by providing guidance for strategic business decisions, including the recommendation of business plans that will meet and exceed future company goals. This is a high-profile position with interactions and dependencies internal and external to the finance area at all levels of the organization. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer


Are you up to the challenge?

  • Lead and contribute to the annual budget and monthly forecast processes through collaboration with client groups and budget owners to understand key drivers of spend trends to determine changes to the forecast. Prepares multi-year financial forecasts based on historical data and future trends. Prepares explanations of significant changes to the forecast as well as highlighting key risks and opportunities. Analyzes actual to budget/forecast and provide in-depth analysis to client groups and management.
  • Consolidate 5-year Long range plan, annal budget and monthly forecast for Management reporting.
  • Support the production of the Monthly Business Review package; provide insights and trends of the business to drive effective decision making by Executive Leadership and the Board, as well as internal stakeholders
  • Support Segment Finance Managers in managing cost of sales, sg&a, capital expenditures and allocations. Identify and understand key cost drivers and develop a comprehensive driver-based variance analysis for segment leaders and senior management.
  • Work with Segment Finance Managers to develop product profitability tracking report for senior management review.
  • Forecast and report projected headcount and spend; work with HR to perform analytics of hiring trends, vacancy and attrition levels.
  • Develop expense metrics by collaborating across the teams and studying industry peers data
  • Help define and design the cost allocation methodology.
  • Contribute to successful ERP implementation and planning system build.
  • Work with all the stakeholders in assembling and creating Cash flow and balance sheet forecast
  • Manage train, and coach the expense analysis team and leading them i their professional development endeavors. Organizing, assigning, delegating and coordinating the work of the staff to ensure department objectives are met timely and accurately.
  • Leveraging an understanding of business dynamics, identify and implement enhancements that would result in more streamlined, consistent processes, workflow automation and the further adoption of a collaborative approach to planning to include robust information sharing and feedback loops. Provide leadership to ensure ongoing evolution of processes to accommodate next generation satellite technologies and solutions-based services.
  • Provide support for quarterly external reporting, including public guidance and earnings releases.
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis to support the executive team and department heads
  • Provides analytical support to department heads, and conduct “what if” scenario planning.
  • Ad hoc financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives


Can you drive these processes?

  • Provide leadership to team members; develop and stretch talent to maximize benefits to each individual and the company at large
  • Partner cross-functionally to digitize the organization, streamline the processes, improve workflows and ensure the integrity of departmental projects.


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelors’ degree in finance or accounting; or Bachelors’ degree in associated field with robust experience leading a finance team.
  • CPA certification or advanced degree in business or related field required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of finance experience including direct experience with revenue and/or operating expenses forecasting and/or planning.
  • Superior communication skills both written and verbal with extensive experience presenting complex financial information to a diverse group of senior leaders.
  • Strong team leadership and people development skills
  • Experience working within matrixed structures supporting unique divisions, regions or business units.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex financial data and communicate succinct conclusions and recommendations Ability to strategically overhaul processes with a strong bent toward change management and financial process & systems improvement.
  • Systems proficiency including MS Office suite with advanced proficiency in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP & other revenue recognition issues.


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

•          We emphasize personal and professional growth

•          Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

•          Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture


Other Job Info:

•          These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.



  • This role is subject to ITAR; candidates must be a US Person (this includes US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Individual such as an asylee or refugee).
  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC