Fp&a Manager - San José, Costa Rica - AstraZeneca

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San José, Costa Rica

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Andrea Rodríguez

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Role Purpose

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases.

But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration.

Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

Global Financial Services (GFS) was formed in Q3 2018 through the merger of Global Finance Operations, Integrated Finance Solutions and Cash Generation.

GFS is at the heart of the Finance function - accountable to the AstraZeneca (AZ) Group for the design and delivery of high quality, simple to operate transactional finance processes that enable our customers to focus on AZ's strategic priorities.

The creation of the Global Financial Services (GFS) centers 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, standardization across the globe, and a structure that is scalable to support the bold ambition of becoming a $50bn company by 2025.

We have exciting opportunities to join our GFS Center in San Jose, which will establish best practices and be responsible for providing support to embedded finance.

Role Profile

As a FP&A Manager you will be working in a team of analysts to operate monthly financial analysis and reporting, perform and report the planning cycles, and develop and improve those same processes over time.

You will be required to coordinate and analyze data from a variety of sources and must acquire business acumen to generate deep analysis and provide information to support business decisions.

Your core deliverables will include:

Provide robust, quality month end financial information to business teams; gather information, provide challenge and deliver forecast, to ensure these are based on market assumptions across the business areas; deliver adequate financial input & analysis to support individuals and teams to make effective business decisions.

As a FP&A Manager, you will be supporting a team of 2 to 5 analysts approximately to provide support to financial activities. You will play an essential role in supporting the Finance Lead in the delivery of the team objectives and direct communications with stakeholders in the market. This includes to lead the team, building knowledge and driving the culture within GFS.

You may be required to use your expertise to lead or contribute to special projects across IFS with other Leads or Seniors analyst.

Line management

  • Responsibility for managing and motivating a team of 25 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.
  • 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.
  • To build and maintain a strong relationship with our customers and Business Partners.

In some cases, the senior BA will not have direct report lines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute monthend financial reporting and analysis activities and related deliverables in a timely an accurate manner, including initial commentary and business insight.
  • Validate P&L figures prior to sign off in close coordination with the Controlling team.
  • Support the planning cycle processes (budgeting/forecasting) as required, according to internal guidelines and reported timely and accurately.
  • Analyze complex financial information for trends, issues and opportunities and create actionoriented reporting to assist the Commercial Team understanding business results and trends.
  • Analyze current, past and future trends and scenarios for some or all P&L sections: revenue (sales trends, COGS, PVV & margin/profitability analysis, gross to net) and expenses (cost centers, brand allocation, variance analysis).
  • Actively participate in initiatives for process improvement and standardization across the different business areas.
  • Build effective relationships with business partners (Back Office, Embedded Finance, LatAm Area Finance and IFS team) and deliver excellent customer service.
  • Ad hoc projects may be assigned as needed.

Essential Criteria

  • A recognized qualification in finance, business administration, accounting, economics or any related career.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).
  • Use of general Microsoft Office and financial systems for planning and reporting.

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