AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Reporting Business Analyst in Warsaw, Poland

Finance continues to drive AstraZeneca’s Bold Ambition and driving the delivery of the company’s strategic priorities. Providing valuable data, analytics and insights will not only support growth but enable the science to make effective decisions and identify market opportunities. In Finance you may not feel you're at the frontline of research but your role in changing patients' lives is critical. Our mission is ambitiousand it takesthe skills of a collaborative teamto really deliver on what science can do and to always put patients first.

The creation of the Integrated Finance Solutions (IFS) centres in Warsaw (Poland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and San Jose (Costa Rica) will transform the AZ middle office to a central function, supporting the business regions through simplification, standardisation across the globe, and a structure that will enable the bold ambition of becoming a $50bn company by 2025.

We have exciting opportunities of recruitment for - Business Analysts FP&A within the Reporting team to be based in the IFS Centre in Warsaw within the following team:

  • The Operations & Enabling Team will establish best practice across the Operations site network, Central Operations, and all Enabling Units (IT, Global Finance, HR, Legal, and Compliance) as well as the Global Product and Portfolio Strategy (GPPS) Group. Your primary focus will be on serving the Manufacturing site Business and Finance Business Partners as well as providing support to IFS colleagues.

Role Profiles

Reporting Business Analyst will play an essential role in supporting the Operations 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 coordinate a team providing finance support to Operations, IT & Enabling Functions. You will be required to coordinate and analyse data from a variety of sources and provide information to support business decisions. You may be required to use your expertise to lead or contribute to special projects across IFS, coordinating work of 5-6 analysts and be required to work closely with your Finance Lead to deliver timely and accurate reporting, provision of quality financial analysis and insightful commentaries to the business including reporting for the RBU/ABU, and to develop and improve those same processes over time. You will coordinate transfer pricing process and be responsible for calculating value/volume of production. You will coordinate submissions of multi-year Business Plans and annual phased forecast. 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.

Essential

Self-motivation and a commitment to team work are key. Personal development will be a key part of the role and you will be supported to develop yourself and your skills whilst in the role.

  • A recognized finance or accounting qualification

  • 3-4+ years accounting/controlling/FP&A experience where applicable

  • Experience of working in Manufacturing industry is desirable

  • Use of general office and financial systems for budgeting, forecasting and reporting

  • Cross boundary experience including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally

  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams

  • English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management

  • Accounting fundamentals – understands the basic principles of accounting (eg accruals; cost centres; budgeting)

  • Excellent PC skills including SAP, BW & Excel skills

Desirable

  • Part qualified finance professional, or working towards a recognised financial qualification.

  • Proficiency in the use of SAP

  • Experience of working in Pharmaceutical industry

The IFS function will interface with the Back Office Shared Services function, Manufacturing FDs CFOs/Finance Business Partners and 3rd Party specialist functions.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.