Abbott Established Pharmaceutical Division (EPD) is looking for a

Finance Analyst EM Operations

The Finance Analyst will be responsible for accounting and financial planning & analysis with respect to the manufacturing plants within EM. The role will help complete monthly flash reports, RLBEs, Plans, Standards Development, COMPETE reporting and "What If" analysis to support the day-to-day and strategic plans for the group.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Financial support for Plan and RLBEs. Attend plant reviews and understand/support the growth business. This includes preparing, analyzing, reviewing, and consolidating plant submissions of Plan/RLBE packages, as well as supporting documentation. Create and revise the Plan/RLBE schedules. Support cost improvement business cases within Emerging Markets.
  • Consolidate and analyze monthly plant Flash submission. Review and understand variances from Plan/RLBE. Prepare/write the consolidated commentaries for EM Ops monthly flash reports
  • Prepare and consolidate "RLBE" (Rolling Latest Best Estimate). Create the format and timetable for LBE submissions. Review manufacturing plant feedback and understand variances. Consolidate feedback received by managers of plants, the commercial sales forecasts, and the Operations Division. Consolidate individual plant data into an EM Ops submission.
  • Analyze M&P / COMPETE saving proposals and reconcile Provalido and P&L on quarterly basis as part of the RLBE process.
  • Assess/advise/implement process improvements, lead projects, prepare senior management highlights and support an array of ad-hoc FP&A activities for EM Ops.
  • Work with plants to ensure compliance to published Abbott policies and procedures and provide support in preparations of balance sheet reviews and internal audits. Obtain required management approval for any deviations from Abbott internal policies.
  • Analysis costs and support. Complete, as required, detailed costing analyzes on a standard and net cost basis (TCGM).
  • Act as a liaison between EM Ops, and affiliates. Assist management in making informed decisions by identifying potential opportunities and possible risks.
  • Provide financial support on the development and execution of the Emerging Markets Operations’ strategies including capital project financial analyzes, plant rationalization analyzes, sourcing analysis, etc. Process includes analyzing the key business drivers/issues, providing management with the appropriate financial information to support the business and building the DCF-ROI (discounted cash-flow – return on investment) for financially justified projects to support the writing of RCE’s.
  • Provide support to plant controllers in achieving their targets. Act as an informational resource by accumulating best practice/procedural guidance from Division contacts and other Affiliates. Act as a FP&A backup for the EM sites when necessary.
  • Support and advise the commercial affiliates and the plants with set up and reconsiliation of transferprices and TCGM.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor Degree: Required, Accounting or Finance, Master Degree preferred

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • 3-4 years of general accounting or financial reporting and 2-3 years of cost accounting
  • Able to work autonomously and to take proactive initiatives
  • Understanding the operational impact of financial decisions and the financial impact of operational decisions
  • Knowledge of product cost standard and a familiarity with standard cost variance analysis is needed.
  • Understanding the impact of foreign exchange on material transfers and standards
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent command of English is essential, any other languages would be an asset

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application as pdf.

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Financial Planning and Analysis


EPD Established Pharma


Switzerland > Basel : H-127 A2







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Finance Analyst EM Operations

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