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Finance Director - West Chester

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Location:
West Chester, OH
Posted Date:
5/25/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
R-003977
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

                             
                                       Location:West Chester, Ohio, United States
Job reference: R-003977

Posted date: Feb. 20, 2017

                                                     
                           


 

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As the Finance Director in West Chester, Ohio, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca are a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

 

As the Finance Director, you would be responsible for financial business planning, annual budgeting and forecasting at a site level. Ensures accuracy of standard costs, capital spending, and financial reporting.

As a member of the West Chester (WCH) Site Leadership Team, contribute to setting the strategic direction for the site and execution thereof, through the establishment of business performance metrics, business priorities, and operational performance management.

       
  • Lead the Finance activities at the site including business partnering support and assure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and standards. Responsible for finance deliverables such as, month end reporting, financial analysis and forecasting/budget activities for the site.
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  • Own, direct and coordinate all site financial analysis and reporting services in order to provide management with accurate and timely data for the interpretation and evaluation of operations.
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  • All accounting functions for the WCH site in accordance with Company policies and procedures in order to provide site and business management with accurate and complete data for cost management and evaluation of inventory and operations. 
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  • Develop and maintain financial control procedures, safeguard assets, cost planning, and interpret financial reports for all plant operations.
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  • Advise site leadership on cost improvement opportunities.
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  • In conjunction with the Site Executive Director and department heads, develop, review and manage preparation of annual Business Plan and quarterly Rolling Business Update's in order to provide Management costs of achieving the operation's production objectives and a basis for measuring the plant's efficiency.
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  • Provide appropriate scrutiny and challenge to forecasts and actual results.
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  • Provide input and decision making participation on a broad range of site issues to WCH Leadership Team and others as necessary to ensure support and promotion of site objectives and activities, and ensure appropriate financial conclusions are reached on business initiatives.
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  • Deliver robust financial analysis of risks & benefits for all major business initiatives to support the decision-making process. Prioritize work and ensure appropriate resources are made available to support key business initiatives.
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  • Provide financial support to site management and corporate finance related to capital and fixed assets.
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  • Provide financial expertise on capital vs. expense and asset impairment issues.
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  • Provide leadership to the West Chester finance team.
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  • Liaise with Global Finance as necessary to ensure appropriate consistency of policies, procedures, and financial budgeting and reporting.
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  • Work with Sr. Director Regional Operations Finance to assure compliance with regional/global procedures, planning process, timely information sharing, decision making and reporting of site performance.
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  • Ensure adherence to all SOX and AZ Financial controls and documentation requirements. Provide guidance to site on appropriate control environment.
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Requirements

Essential Requirements:

 
       
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
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  • 10+ years experience in finance and/or accounting with significant experience in cost accounting.
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  • Strong analytical skills, ability to develop and analyze complex issues and present summaries and recommendations
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  • Strong leadership capabilities and experience influencing and challenging business leaders to drive results
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  • Demonstrated ability to lead and participate in teams.
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  • Experienced in partnering with other functions to achieve success.
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  • Excellent interpersonal, decision making, organizational & management skills.
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  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a dynamic work environment.
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  • Strong knowledge of information systems is required in order to develop, implement and maintain new systems and incorporate production-processing changes into existing systems.
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Desired Requirements:

 
       
  • Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Prior exposure to general operations, SAP, inventory planning and control, and accounting services is strongly preferred.
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  • CPA, CMA or MBA degree preferred.
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Essential Mental Functions:

       
  • Perceiving Information with Speed and Accuracy
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  • Following Instructions
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  • Communicating Orally
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  • Reasoning and Thinking Critically
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  • Solving Problems
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  • Multi-Tasking
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  • Perceiving Meaning and Messages
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  • Concentrating
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  • Analyzing and Understanding Systems
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  • Making Decisions
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  • Performing Basic Mathematical Calculations
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  • Using Mathematics to Solve Problems
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  • Reading and Understanding Written Information
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  • Communicating in Writing
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  • Using Tables, Charts, and Graphics
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  • Working with Data
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  • Analyzing Data
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  • Using Correct Spelling and Grammar
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  • Thinking Strategically
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Equipment Used-

 
       
  • Desktop computer
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  • Cell phone
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  • Desk phone
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  • Calculator
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Required Competencies:

 
       
  • Achieving Work Goals
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  • Focusing on the Mission
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  • Acting with Integrity
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  • Striving for Improvement
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  • Working Hard
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  • Overcoming Obstacles
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  • Resolving Work Problems
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  • Following Through on Commitments
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  • Maintaining Order
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  • Planning Actions
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  • Following Rules and Procedures
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  • Attending to Details
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  • Managing Own Time
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  • Maintaining Accountability
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  • Working with Others
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  • Serving and Helping Others
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  • Remaining Calm and Even Tempered
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  • Demonstrating Optimism
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  • Exhibiting Liveliness
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  • Acting Professionally
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  • Demonstrating Self-Confidence
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  • Taking Charge
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  • Influencing Others
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  • Understanding Others' Perspectives
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  • Delegating to Others
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  • Supporting Diversity
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  • Adapting to Changing Methods or Priorities
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  • Performing Varied Tasks
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  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
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  • Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
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  • Entering Data and Information
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  • Gathering Information
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  • Maintaining Records and Forms
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  • Training or Instructing Others
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  • Focusing on Success
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  • Championing Change
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  • Coaching and Developing Others
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  • Knowledge of Assembly Operations
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  • Knowledge of Blueprint Reading
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  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
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   Next Steps – Apply today!  

   To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.  

   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.