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Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Requisition Number:  10529
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


Our Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis works as part of the FP&A team and is responsible for planning and managing the reporting and analysis activities for the Finance, Human Capital, Insurance and Legal Departments.

The role has specific responsibility to provide financial transparency to SLT (Senior Leadership Team) Members heading those Departments.

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.


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Extended Job Description:



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 Finance, Human Capital, Insurance and Legal SLT areas on all financial Matters
  • Develop key metrics to measure the financial performance within those areas
  • Conduct in-depth analysis and reporting of OpEx and CapEx across those functions, providing the responsible SLT Members 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 all Support functions and on SAP set up
  • Key contributor to the internal process to deliver the SES Group planning documents for the SLT and Board meetings
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis to the Senior Manager, FP&A



  • Ability to understand Finance Strategy, to define FP&A objectives accordingly and drive implementation
  • Ability to proactively identify need for change, implement accordingly and assume responsibility
  • Strong team player, able to energize and motivate peers (e.g. Finance, Business Applications)
  • Ability to develop relationships (e.g. with SLT Heads), understand their needs and delivery accordingly
  • Ability to use in-depth knowledge and expertise (e.g. FP&A, ERP/BI, EXCEL)
  • Aptitude to communicate complex FP&A matters at the appropriate level of granularity depending on audience and objectives of the meeting or report



  • University degree with finance qualification and background, MBA, CA or equivalent preferred
  • Technically competent from a financial perspective (chartered accountant or equivalent)
  • At least 5 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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