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FP&A Analyst



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Please Note: To conform with the United States Government Space Technology Export Regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., conditional resident, asylee or refugee (protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
At CesiumAstro, we are developers and pioneers of out-of-the-box communication systems for satellites, UAVs, launch vehicles, and other space and airborne platforms. We take pride in our dynamic and cross-functional work environment, which allows us to learn, develop, and engage across our organization. If you are looking for hands-on, interactive, and autonomous work, CesiumAstro is the place for you. We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, energetic, and forward-thinking individuals to join our team.
We are looking to add a Financial Planning and Analysis – Analyst to our team. If you enjoy working in a startup environment and are passionate about making an impact in a growing company,we would like to hear from you.
In this position, you will play a key role in supporting the overall financial health and direction of the company while simultaneously focusing on foundational business operations. You will be responsible for preparing budgets, developing forecasts, performing variance analyses, and project finance modeling. You will have the ability toaffect change and collaborate with the entire team to exponentially grow CesiumAstro. Your contributions will play an essential role in supporting the company through hyper-growth as you forecast the future and while scaling both revenue and internal relationships.


  • Creating, updating, and maintaining financial models and detailed forecasts of future operations.
  • Comparing historical results against budgets and forecasts and performing variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make improvements going forward.
  • Continually improve the current processes, tools, and methodologies for budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and financial reporting.
  • Maintenance of monthly KPI’s and management dashboards.
  • Compiling in-depth variance analysis for departmental budgets and P&L , Balance Sheet, and Cash flow statements.
  • Evaluating company financial data to ensure investments are the best use of capital, by looking at return on investment (ROI) and comparisons with other ways the company could utilize cash.
  • Evaluating potential program and product opportunities to determine costs and profitability.
  • Evaluating financials for each department and working with individual departments to prepare budgets/forecasts and consolidate into corporate budget/forecasts.
  • Preparing internal reports for executive leadership to support decision making.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from an accredited university or college.
  • 5+ years of finance and accounting experience.
  • Must be willing to work at or relocate to headquarters in Austin, TX as this is an in-office position.
  • Experience developing and implementing financial budgets and forecasts.
  • Experience partnering cross functionally with Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and Sales and other departments.
  • Enjoy the challenge of “wearing multiple hats” and working in a fast-paced, and cross-functional environment.
  • A desire to have a broader impact and make meaningful contributions as our small company grows by creating novel financial and business insights.
  • Knowledge of or experience with data science or business analytic software.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.


  • Experience working in a start-up, high-growth, and venture-backed company.
CesiumAstro considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills. Full-time employment offers include company stock options and a generous benefits package featuring health, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life and retirement plans.
CesiumAstro, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.