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Business Analyst - Financial Planning & Analysis, Commercial

Location Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Job ID R-118460 Date posted 06/10/2021

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

We are trusted partners who are connected and integrated across the global enterprise, working closely with all functions from Commercial to Manufacturing. It opens up greater development opportunities for more responsibility on a global scale.

This role is an individual contributor who will be part of the GFS Commercial FP&A team and collaborating closely with Commercial FP&A, Controlling teams and other Global teams. You willa meaningful rolel role in delivering the day to day FP&A activities of AZ Commercial Organisation’s which includes month end closing, reporting, analysis, planning & forecasting activities.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting, Planning & Forecasting

  • Responsible for month end close activities such as in providing robust, quality month end financial information to business teams

  • Interpret financial data to deliver quality variance analysis insightful commentary for management reporting on a timely and accurate basis

  • Proactive interaction with all stakeholders to provide inputs, challenge and outputs during forecasting updates

  • Work with Finance Business Partners to determine and highlight risks and opportunities throughout the forecasting process and produce insightful analysis for inclusion in core planning presentations

Other role requirements

  • Contribute in making business decisions by provision of financial expertise and insightful analysis to all ad hoc queries and provide support to ongoing projects

  • Ensure corporate governance standards are met, taking accountability for effective operation of relevant financial reporting controls

  • Find opportunities for standardisation and simplification across the process area on a continual basis

Essential Requirements

  • You should be a Qualified finance professional or equivalent, with 4+ years accounting / controlling / FP&A experience

  • English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management

  • Experience of change management and building engagement

  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams

  • Cross-boundary experience, including establishing relationships remotely and cross-culturally



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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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.