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Sr. Financial Analyst, US Oncology

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Gaithersburg, MD
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Location: Gaithersburg,
United States
Job reference: R-012848

Posted date: Aug. 19, 2017

Sr. Financial Analyst, US Oncology

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people. As a Sr. Financial Analyst, US Oncology, in Gaithersburg, MD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for finance business partnering for select brands and executing required financial planning, reporting and close activities for the US Oncology team. This role includes responsibility for financial reporting and analytics of budgets and actual results for all US Oncology brands and Marketing resources.

  • Support the month end close process by working directly with the brand teams on expense tracking and management to achieve financial targets (accruals management, expense tracking, coordination with Portfolio Operations Management team)
  • Provide month and quarter end commentary on expense management and prepare account reconciliations.
  • Prepare efficient and accurate financial analysis of budgets, forecasts and actual results for review by budget owners and Senior Management
  • Responsible for obtaining a solid understanding of key business drivers and risk factors within supported brands and applying this knowledge to financial budgets and analyses
  • Ensure adherence to all SOX 404 controls and local financial reporting requirements
  • Drive simplification of Finance processes and foster a culture of best practice sharing
  • Support the preparation of presentations and financial analysis used for Senior Leadership reviews
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting requirements and participate in special Finance projects
  • Ensure a high degree of financial budget ownership across the brand team, and provide training on the financial process as needed.


Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) required. (Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred)
  • 3+ years of finance experience required.
  • Excellent PC skills and experience using financial systems, preferably Hyperion Planning, SAP, SAP Business Warehouse, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including oral and written
  • High degree of accuracy with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in an environment that emphasizes teamwork to meet deliverables
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively manage multiple and frequently changing priorities
  • Demonstrated capability to meet strict deadlines with a high level of ownership and strong sense of urgency
  • Confidence in working with Senior Management
Desirable Requirements
  • Strong financial system acumen

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. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.