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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Avantor
Location: Groton
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryPrepare financial forecasts, analyze capital investments, and develop long range strategic modelling. Analyze financial results and prepare financial reporting packages.This position reports to the Finance Leader for Global Single Use and is responsible for developing long range plan financial statements, modelling forecasts and updating month-end reporting packages to executive management. This position will work closely with the finance and site management. This position requires a high degree of expertise to investigate and analyze financial information, and the ability to clearly communicate relevant conclusions to Senior Management. This individual should possess a keen attention to detail and the ability to manage priorities in a fast paced environment. Relationship building, excellent communication skills and accurate financial analysis is critical to success in this position.Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop robust planning procedures to build a global long range financial plan.
  • Build financial models to help manage our planning/forecasting.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely reporting of our key financial reporting package to executive leadership.
  • Explain key drivers of our financial results.
  • Participate in month-end activity including account analysis and preparation of the financial statements.
  • Analyze cost drivers and impacts to the business.
  • Build and maintain complex spreadsheets and models to track various global metrics and perform ad hoc financial analysis.
  • Perform financial analysis on various projects; calculate ROR, IRR and payback.
  • Participate and support our annual budget and quarterly forecast process.
  • Proactively find solutions to root cause financial gaps and share financial forecast implications with the finance team.
  • Assist the finance department on ad hoc projects or requests for financial information
  • Develop and maintain reports in various systems.
  • Tracks and maintains accurate financial validation on key strategic initiatives
  • Analyzes global business performance and explains deviations from plan and trends
  • Collaborates with Finance and Accounting to ensure financial forecasting accurately reflects trends, anticipates challenges and mitigates risk
  • Partner with Commercial teams and proactively work with these teams to uncover potential financial impacts to the business
  • Participates in the monthly financial closing process to ensure results accurately reflect business performance
  • Develops financial models for ad hoc projects and investments with cost/benefit/payback analysis
  • Pulses daily metrics to identify trends/issues
  • Ensures business activities and processes comply with applicable laws and/or US GAAP.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications:
    • Minimum 5 or more years relevant FP&A experience
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
    • Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills. High degree of curiosity and willingness to analyze details. Maintain organized and detail records to support analysis.
    • Critical to success in this role is the ability to respond quickly and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
    • Background in pharmaceutical, life science or medical device industries is preferred
    • The candidate will be a person of the highest integrity and professional standards.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Demonstrated ability to comply with GAAP and SOX requirements on a consistent basis
      • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and globally
      • Strong prioritization and planning skills
      • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
      • Ability to maintain organized and detailed records supporting analysis
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Demonstrated ability to multitask, balance priorities and make self-directed decisions
      • Strong teamwork/leadership skills promoting a positive team-based environment
      • Proven ability to identify issues and make recommendations to improve process/procedure to correct the root cause
      • Ability to function in a fast paced, process-based, customer-focused environment
      • Ability to effectively interact with all levels within and outside of the organization in a professional mannerDISCLAIMER:
        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
        Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Newton , Senior Financial Analyst, Professions , Groton, Massachusetts

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