Manager, Financial Performance

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Telesat (NASDAQ and TSX: TSAT) is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecommunications, corporate and government customers for over 50 years.  Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators.
Telesat Lightspeed, our revolutionary Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, scheduled to begin service in 2025, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity for enterprise users by delivering a combination of high capacity, security, resiliency and affordability with ultra-low latency and fiber-like speeds. Telesat is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has offices and facilities around the world. The company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite, which is the start of Telesat Lightspeed. For more information, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or visit

The Head of Financial Performance manages, oversees, plans and develops all costing and budgetary activities of the Company, including short- and long-range planning. The successful candidate also performs high-level analysis on a wide variety of topics. The successful candidate will independently perform significant complex and technical analyses, considering many variables and methodologies requiring solid knowledge of IT Finance. The Head of Financial Performance directly influences the Company’s Senior Leadership team decisions with long-term consequences and effects on their operating and capital budgets. The successful candidate consults with a variety of the Company’s people of all levels and other sources on a wide spectrum of financial and business challenges in order to support strong decision making.


  • Manage the annual budget and monthly budget update exercises
  • Manage the development, update and maintenance of the LT plan
  • Manage the development, improvements and maintenance of the corporate budgeting system (now Adaptive)
  • Participate in various projects such as segmental reporting activities, cost management program, SIF reporting, Bonus/CIA metrics, system implementation, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field plus 8 years of work experiences; or 10 years of relevant experience in equivalent scope. Advanced level experience with budget and financial management systems; CPA designation; MBA (Asset), Knowledge of Workday (Asset) and Knowledge of the Adaptive Insights (Asset)
  • Extensive experience with budgeting and financial planning
  • Experience with financial modelling
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and adapt quickly to a changing environment
  • Ability to establish good working relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to deal with multiple deadlines and tight schedules
  • Ability to synthesize financial data
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Experience in various software programs: Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Workday, Adaptive and Telesat developed applications.

  • The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain a Reliability Status Government clearance.

Telesat is committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, we comply with all public health mandates (locally, provincially, federally and/or internationally, as applicable) and have implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 vaccination policy.  Telesat’s COVID 19 vaccination policy requires all current and future employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to, or are required to, attend a Telesat facility and/or other sites in the course of their duties (such as customer or vendor sites or other third-party business related venues).
Commitment: Full Time Hire
Department: Finance
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Team: Financial Performance
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