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Senior Finance analyst - Functional business partnership

  • Job
    Full-time
    Junior, Mid & Senior Level
  • Banking & Finance
  • Carlsbad

AI generated summary

  • You need 2-7 years finance experience, strong communication skills, problem-solving abilities, financial analysis expertise, customer-centric mindset, system experience, matrixed environment adaptability, and alignment with our core values.
  • You will partner with functional VPs to drive financial initiatives, lead AOP process, align forecasts, analyze cost variances, provide analytical support, and collaborate for continuous improvement.

Requirements

  • 2-7 years relevant experience and bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field
  • Outstanding communication and relationship building skills with ability to influence varying levels of leadership
  • Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills, in addition to expertise in financial modeling and analysis
  • Customer-centric approach with passion for providing proactive solutions to drive business performance
  • Experience with Hyperion Planning, PowerBI, Cognos, or similar systems
  • Capacity to successfully navigate and thrive in a heavily matrixed environment
  • Embodiment of Thermo Fisher’s core values: Integrity, Intensity, Involvement and Innovation

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the finance lead and strategic business partner for multiple functional VPs and their teams, thoroughly understanding business needs in order to recommend and drive forward key initiatives
  • Drive the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process through the establishment of timelines and targets, collection of investment details, creation of operating budgets, and development of key review materials
  • Be responsible for the monthly forecast alignment process within assigned functions, including ensuring functional adherence to budgets; communicating risks and upsides; loading forecast adjustments to align systems with business partner input; and working to develop mitigation plans as needed
  • Apply reports and dashboards to understand cost variances, develop commentary, and share insights with functional partners and divisional customers
  • Coordinate with Global Process Owners and Accounting teams to ensure timely completion of business partner requests, offering functional expertise as needed
  • Provide financial modeling and analytical support for arguments, key special projects and ad hoc requests as needed
  • Collaborate with leadership and peers to develop knowledge sharing and implement continuous improvement practices across the organization

FAQs

What is the primary responsibility of the Senior Financial Analyst on the Global Shared Functions team?

The primary responsibility of the Senior Financial Analyst is to provide strategic business partnership, financial analysis, planning, and reporting activities in support of expense management and strategic investments for the Life Sciences Business Functions.

What qualifications are required for the Senior Financial Analyst position?

The qualifications for the position include 2-7 years of relevant experience, a bachelor's degree in Finance or a related field, outstanding communication and relationship building skills, expertise in financial modeling and analysis, and experience with systems such as Hyperion Planning, PowerBI, or Cognos.

What are the key responsibilities of the Senior Financial Analyst in terms of business partnership?

The Senior Financial Analyst serves as the finance lead and strategic business partner for multiple functional VPs, drives the Annual Operating Plan process, coordinates the monthly forecast alignment process, provides financial modeling and analytical support for special projects, and collaborates with leadership to implement continuous improvement practices.

How does the Senior Financial Analyst support functional leaders in understanding cost variances?

The Senior Financial Analyst applies reports and dashboards to understand cost variances, develops commentary, and shares insights with functional partners and divisional customers to help them understand and address any cost variances within their functions.

How does the Senior Financial Analyst contribute to continuous improvement across the organization?

The Senior Financial Analyst collaborates with leadership and peers to develop knowledge sharing and implement continuous improvement practices across the organization, ensuring that best practices are shared and implemented to drive overall business performance.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD.