AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Business Analyst in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
As a Senior Business Analyst you will play an essential role in supporting the Finance Lead in the delivery of the team objectives. This includes supporting the new team, building knowledge and driving the culture within IFS.
You will be the subject matter expert and point of escalation for your team and support them in both their day to day activities and personal development.
You may be required to use your expertise to lead or contribute to special projects across IFS.
Responsibility for managing and motivating a team of 4-5 Business Analysts, ensuring that the team delivers to the highest standard of customer service whilst adhering to global process and all relevant financial controls.
Management and allocation of resource across the Business Analyst team. Work closely with the Customer Leads (key internal customer) to identify and resolve performance issues that may impact on delivery of agreed service levels.
Building excellent working knowledge of customer requirements and business drivers which are shared and understood by your team of Business Analysts. Coaching and development of staff will be integral to building a customer orientated mindset.
Statutory reporting, Tax, Treasury
Responsible for month end close for your area of expertise
Owning calculations and interpretation of Tax calculations, both direct and indirect
Ensuring and sharing best practise in financial compliance related matters across the team
Providing robust, quality month end financial information to stakeholders
Proactive interaction with stakeholders to provide inputs, challenge and outputs at key submissions
Interpret financial data, and use knowledge and understanding of customer’s business, to deliver quality variance analysis and insightful commentary for management reporting on a timely and accurate basis
Work with external partner to ensure timely and accurate submission of local statutory reporting to relevant authorities
Other role requirements
Assist in better business decisions by provision of financial expertise and insightful analysis to all ad hoc queries in line with SLA, and provide support to on-going projects
Ensure corporate governance standards are met, taking accountability for effective operation of relevant financial reporting controls
Identify opportunities for standardisation and simplification across the process area on a continual basis
Leading standardisation and simplifications initiatives across region, connecting to wider IFS team globally
The role holder will be a qualified finance professional or equivalent, with 6+ years accounting / controlling / experience
English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management
Experience of change management and building engagement
Sound understanding of the finance processes in the scope of IFS Global Services
Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
Experience of working in a customer orientated organisation
Knowledge of Pharma Industry
Cross-boundary experience, including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally
Experience of working in a matrix organisation
Team Supervisory/people management experience
Internal and External Contacts/Customers
Cluster CFOs and Country Business Partners
Finance Leads in IFS
Other AZ Finance functions, including Back-office Finance teams
External authorities and companies