Financial Planning & Analyst Manager


The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organizations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment. As a young organization we have successfully delivered our 5-year plan and had substantial impact to the growth of UK economy. Building on our success, the next 5 years is challenging us with a further growth of 1.7 billion to the UK PLC, a challenge we are ready to take on!

We looking for a qualified commercial Accountant with excellent stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills to join us as Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager. This is a newly created role where the successful candidate can build and tailor the tasks whilst adding value to the business.

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, you will lead budgeting, planning and forecasting for the Catapult, providing accurate, relevant and timely supporting commentary and analysis including preparation of Board presentations to the Main Board and Executive Management Team.  You will take a lead role in the preparation of the Catapult 5-year financial plan and year 1 annual budget, including establishing a robust forecasting methodology. You will also evaluate investment proposals and support the business with sales and bids pipeline analysis.

As a key business partner you will work with your Project Accountant across the Catapult to establish, report and monitor long term plans, forecasts and variance analysis.

If you are passionate about the opportunities for the industry and want to do your part in shaping the UK economy, please register your interest by emailing

To find out more about the way we work, our mission and the value we add, visit our Homepage  and YouTube!

A little about you

  • To be a Qualified Accountant
  • Passionate about people leadership, with excellent people management skills with the ability to inspire, empower and motivate people including effective delegation
  • Have extensive experience across budgeting, forecasting and planning with experience in commercial reporting to board level
  • Advanced financial modelling skills
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to work with stakeholders across the business to build successful commercial relationships
  • Advanced computer literacy, including experience in word processing, spreadsheets and accounting software
  • Previous SAP ByDesign experience would be ideal but not essential.
  • Ability to work well with others and respond to changes in priorities
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organisational skills

Quick facts

This is a permanent role directly with Satellite Applications Catapult. We are based in Harwell with great public transport connections from all of Oxfordshire as well as London. We offer competitive salaries with annual reviews, end of a financial year bonus, 28 days of annual leave plus all your bank holidays paid for as an extra. Our pension scheme is competitive with a maximum of 10% contribution from us if you put in 5% and to top it all off, we have a private medical insurance as a benefit in kind. We work in a collaborative engaging way and believe in empowering our people, after all, you are our greatest asset!


If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to

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