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Finance Business Partner - Advanced Reporting

Location Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Job ID R-103945 Date posted 14/04/2021

At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing.

This role will be based in Central Cambridge. Cambridge is one of the most exciting bioscience hotspots in the world. The city is home to our global headquarters and one of AstraZeneca’s three strategic, global R&D Centres, alongside Gothenburg and Gaithersburg, which plays a central role in our mission to deliver life-changing medicines to patients.

Embrace the varied opportunities, in a globally connected team, to work on intellectually stimulating challenges and gain transferable skills. Feel listened to and empowered, more than a cog in a wheel. Part of an agile and strategic team, we embrace the accountability we are given to focus on delivering what really matters to the business.

This position sits in the Advanced Reporting Team within Data, Automation and Analytics in our Global Business Services function. Our key priorities are to provide reporting across all our transactional financial processes, working with our customers to define key metrics and accessing the data to productionise metrics reporting.

You will have an ability to think strategically, managing senior stakeholders to understand their needs and anticipate future requirements. You will be able to establish a pipeline of activities, clearly prioritised and governed; constantly reviewing potential technology solutions to ensure the most appropriate tools are used to deliver this pipeline. You will work with data scientists to unlock new insights and with the delivery team in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.


  • This position will provide the link between the transactional finance process teams, GPO’s, IT and the reporting teams.

  • You will be responsible for working with process towers to understand metric definitions, data requirements and reporting frequencies. You will then work with IT and the reporting teams to turn these requirements into automated outputs

  • You will also be responsible for working with our IT supports to deliver data for analytics, outline process hypothesis and turning analytics outputs into routine reporting.

Essential Skills:

  • Candidates must have knowledge of SAP

  • They will have an understanding of working with large data sets outside of excel

  • They will have experience of data visualisation software

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to quickly build relationships with customers

Desirable Skills:

  • Ideally candidates will have a finance qualification

  • Experience of working within a global organisation, preferably within the Pharmaceuticals sector

  • Experience of working within transactional finance

  • They will be familiar with scripting eg VBA, SQL, etc

This is the place to make an impact. Here we ensure everyone can reach their full potential, perform at their best and make a valued contribution to the enterprise.

Opening date: 6.4.2021

Closing date: 27.4.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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