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Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Requisition Number:  10575
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

Role Description Summary

As part of the FP&A team you are responsible for planning and managing the reporting and analysis activities for Global Services department in close coordination with the Finance Global Services Business Partner.

This role has specific responsibility to provide financial transparency to SLT (Senior Leadership Team) Member heading this Department and his Finance Business Partner. You will be responsible for the preparation of Forecast, Budget and Business Plan for those areas, and will be a key contributor to the month end closing process.


Extended Job Description:


Primary Responsibilities / Key Result Areas

The position acts as FP&A Business Partner for Global Services.

The FP&A reporting and analysis is used for internal management reporting, SES BoD reporting and for SES external results publication. The role encompasses the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Global Services on all financial Matters
  • Develop key metrics to measure the financial performance within this area
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and reporting of OpEx and CapEx across Global Services, providing the responsible SLT Member with objective advice around optimal resource allocation and strategic priority alignment. This reporting is contributing to the SLT Business Reports, SES BoD reporting packages and SLT Financial Performance Review
  • Provide support and guidance to Financial Operations & Controlling to ensure accurateness of financial figures for Global Services and on SAP set up
  • Key contributor to the internal process to deliver the SES Group planning documents for the SLT and Board meetings
  • Actively drive implementation of project accounting and reporting on project, segment and corporate level
  • Support initiatives to design and build appropriate processes and tools for Cost of Sales controlling (e.g. WBS, account mapping deferred recognition, accrual processes, backlog and milestone planning, roll-outs, cash-flow, interfaces with vendor management and inventory management)
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis to the Finance Global Services Business Partner



  • Excellent presentation development and communication skills
  • Problem assessment and solving skills, with ability to frame and define complex problems or business issues; ability to draw clear, concise conclusions and proposed recommendations
  • Ability to work in a well-organised, accurate and reliable manner
  • Build strong trust and teamwork across the various cross functional and geographically disbursed groups across the company
  • Ability to develop key business and financial reporting metrics to track progress against established objectives
  • Time management and priority setting skills
  • Good people & influencing skills including the ability to interface effectively with internal  and external customers
  • Strong process skills required
  • Change and innovation, the ability to proactively identify and promote the need for change, overcomes resistance and provides support to others where necessary to realise the benefits. Has the capability to use each opportunity to further develop the different business aspects; perseverance to get the job done
  • Accountability and decision making, the ability to be responsible for evaluating options and presenting recommendations on initiatives which will have a significant contribution to the business success and are likely to involve balancing risk with opportunity
  • Problem solving, the ability to respond to different situations, considering a range of possible options within the overall organisational policy to determine what the right solution should be  
  • Strategic thinker with strong operational execution and ability to act as an enabling change agent


Qualification & Experience

  • University degree with finance qualification and background, MBA, CA or equivalent preferred
  • Technically competent from a financial perspective (chartered accountant or equivalent)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar financial/commercial role, preferably in the telecommunication or satellite industry
  • Demonstrable knowledge and expertise in use and development of finance IT tools
  • Proven experience of meeting tight deadlines and track record in project management
  • Front-end experience of being involved in finance support
  • Understanding of full flow of finance cycles
  • Strong commercial and business acumen


SES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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