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Analyst, Accounting Planning & Reporting Team

Location Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Job ID R-200107 Date posted 20/05/2024

The Analyst will be a key member of the Alexion GFS planning and management reporting team. As an Analyst your main focus will be to prepare financial and business analytical reports, assess, review, and provide guidance and decision support to your Manager as well as internal stakeholders throughout our EMEA markets. This position is located at our offices in Dublin, Ireland and will have substantial interaction across various functions and geographies.

The key focus of the position is to provide financial guidance in the form of planning and forecasting analysis to support to the business, with the ability to work cross functionally.

This is a unique opportunity to join a newly formed team and gain great insights into the structure and operations of AstraZeneca’s Alexion Rare Disease Unit. The successful individual will need to be a self-starter, keen to learn, flexible and able to operate in a very dynamic environment.

Business Area

Alexion (AstraZeneca Rare Disease) is a high growth bio-pharmaceutical company with operations in over 40 countries worldwide. The GFS P&MR Ireland team will be part of the AZ Global Finance Services (GFS) finance function. We are accountable to the AZ Alexion Group for the design and delivery of high quality, simple to operate transactional finance processes which, combined with exceptional business analysis and insight, enable our customers to focus on AZ's strategic priorities. Our remit covers record to report, procure to pay and order to cash, tax, planning, forecasting and management reporting.

As an Analyst, you will play an essential role in supporting your Manager in the delivery of the team objectives. You will be expected to build and maintain a strong relationship with internal customers and Business Partners. 

What you will do:

  • Perform month-end close FP&A activities and communicate financial results in a timely manner
  • Provide support for local and statistical reporting
  • Track KPIs and cost center management
  • Support quarterly financial planning process
  • Working closely with business stakeholders providing analytical support
  • Perform detailed P&L reviews
  • Provide insight of financial performance through accurate, timely and relevant reporting
  • Enable quality reporting through management of master data, hierarchies, reconciling both SAP and non-SAP data.
  • Optimize and standardize report catalogues and packs

Who we are looking for:

  • Part/Newly-Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Industry experience a plus
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint (Financial modelling a plus)
  • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment.  As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to: use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours

We would prefer for you to have:

  • Experience using SAP, Anaplan and Qlik reporting a plus
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, simplify messages, embrace change and comfortable working in a high growth, fast paced and multi-task environment
  • Demonstrated success in a deadline driven, mutli-task environment
  • Can-do attitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication, presentation (storytelling) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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