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Senior Finance Analyst

  • Job reference: 921033
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 07/08/2018

OrionGroup are seeking a Senior Finance Analyst for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Berkshire area on an initial 4-month contract.

Position Summary:

Working for and supporting the Commercial Support Manager Southern Europe, the Commercial Support Senior Analyst Southern Europe will support the overall forecasting, planning and analysis activities for designated stakeholders within the local Southern Europe Business Unit Finance groups.

Main Responsibilities of the role:

Responsibilities in this role are to ensure support in the areas of forecasting planning and reporting within a given cluster. The areas covered are often complex in nature and require process expertise, in depth knowledge of worldwide procedures and detailed understanding of each area.

Areas include:

  1. Supporting the Business Support Centre of Excellence (BS COE) Commercial Support Manager Southern Europe in all elements of Forecasting planning and reporting
  2. Key hands on person in TM1 to ensure P&L/Balance sheet and headcount plans are updated correctly in the system
  3. Support Commercial Support Manager Southern Europe in support of Business Unit Finance local Southern Europe Finance teams
  4. Assist in the preparation of ad hoc reporting & performance analytics - GP analysis, Price volume, Budget vs Actual reports.
  5. Assist manager with the preparation of the monthly performance decks and BP/Forecast decks adding first line commentary to enable framing by the Business Unit Finance team
  6. Ensure Bravo reporting is correct for all plans and updates including correct allocation to brands/products
  7. Liaise with Business Unit Finance local team in Southern Europe and BS COE reporting team to ensure delivery of efficient reporting through automation and standardisation.
  8. Manage monthly rolling forecast process - Volume ASPs etc
  9. Ensure accurate volume data sent to annual costing process including inclusion of new product development or new product initiatives etc
  10. Understanding of tax model structure for management reporting company within the cluster including identifying changes to Legal Entity structures if applicable
  11. Establish Budget baseline by performing statistical trend analysis
  12. Deliver standard reporting & performance analytics work products

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist the Commercial Support Manager Southern Europe in the documentation of current processes - SOPs/work instructions etc.
  • Ad hoc/continuous improvement projects including documentation review and update
  • Assist in the roll out of SLA's to ensure excellent customer service.

Desired Background and Skillset of the successful candidate:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree qualification, with a financial certification in ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CMA or other equivalent, with significant post qualified financial experience.
  • Fluent spoken and written English is required and either Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek or Hebrew is highly desirable
  • Other European languages desirable
  • Strong accounting background
  • Knowledge of SAP and Excel
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office is required
  • Demonstrate honesty and ethical behaviour in all areas of responsibility
  • Customer Focus
  • Challenge status quo and process improvements approach
  • Working to tight deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-cultural environment across all layers of the business
  • Good communication skills with the ability to flex interpersonal style appropriate to different levels and stakeholders
  • Strong influencer, independent thinking, and strong planning/prioritization are critical to success
  • Passion for people development and talent management
  • Experience of TM1 is not essential, but is preferred.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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