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Financial Analyst - FTC

Hertfordshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Job title:Financial Analyst, EMEA

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits package

Employment Type: FTC (12 Months) Maternity Cover

Department: Finance

Report to position: EMEA FP&A Manager

Location: Hatfield / Hybrid Home Working (office 1x a week)

Company: A fully integrated Global Pharmaceutical Company that operates in two global business groups: oncology and neurology (dementia-related diseases and neurodegenerative diseases).

2. Main Purpose of the Job:

To support the FP&A Manager and team in the consolidation and processing of EMEA financial data, including budgets, forecasts and actuals of 14 overseas entities in multiple currencies. The consolidation includes the reconciliation and elimination of intercompany transactions, unrealised profit and harmonisation of management accounting to IFRS group statutory consolidation.

Value custodian for the company assets, providing a strong gatekeeping service for financial reporting and cost control.

Value add business partnering: Providing a quality financial support service to the affiliates, commercial business, and the exec team, driving effective and efficient decision making. Provide a robust and insightful financial analysis service to the commercial organisation to drive achievement of the financial targets for the region.

4. Main Duties / Responsibilities:

Assist with the preparation of the multi-national, multi-currency EMEA consolidated group management accounts for actual results, forecast and budget while ensuring all deadlines are met.

Prepare variance analysis and commentary to assist in the understanding of results against all comparators.

Become a proactive member of the BOARD implementation team (EMEA consolidation system) in readiness for 100% go live and an SME for the future operational use of the system.

Design and adapt reporting outputs for routine and adhoc reporting submissions direct from BOARD.

Assist with the development of appropriate financial presentation materials for executive and business reviews and the presenting of this material to stakeholders.

Provide SG&A analysis direct from BOARD and comment on variances to comparators.

Prepare the detailed margin analysis files for budget, actuals and forecast for the FP&A managers analytical review.

Calculate and provide forecast accuracy analysis and help to drive improvements in the forecasting submissions.

Continuously question current working practices to drive efficiency and improvements across the FP&A function.

To provide cover and support on an ADHOC basis to the EMEA FP&A Manager, Assistant Financial Analyst, and the wider FP&A team.

Any other adhoc tasks as required.

5. Tools and Equipment Used:

Microsoft 365


Stravis Link / BPC (using company reporting systems)

BOARD (EMEA Consolidation system)

6. Working Conditions:

Open Plan Office / Working from Home

7. Working Relationships:

EMEA Finance staff

BU Heads

Japan HQ Finance


SAP and BI stakeholders

Affiliate Finance (including Overseas)

Person Specification

1. Qualifications and education required:

University graduate or equivalent.

Qualified Accountant or Qualified by experience

2. Experience Required:

Financial accounting experience with exposure to Group Consolidations, Budgeting and Forecasting

Fluency in the English language, both written and oral. Additional European languages are considered an advantage

Previous experience in the Pharma industry a distinct advantage

Experience in working in a Finance / Accounting Function.

Competent IT skills are required, specifically advanced Excel.

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Reference: JO-2205-491826
  • Posted: 4th May 2022
  • Expires: 1st June 2022

Cpl Life Sciences

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