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Business Analyst in Controllership

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-199419 Date posted 08/07/2024

Business Analyst in Controllership
Location: Warsaw

Hybrid Model: minimum 3 days from office in Warsaw per week

Business area

Global Finance Services (GFS) is at the heart of the AZ Finance function. We are accountable to the AZ 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 and forecasting and management reporting.

What you’ll do

As a Business 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. You may be required to use your expertise to contribute to special projects across GFS.

Your core deliverables will include:

Business As Usual & Month end closing

  • Accountable for end-to-end accounting activities, including: Month end closing coordination with all stakeholders; Ensuring the completeness of activities and that all deadlines are met.
  • Support reconciliations and tracking actual costs versus approved budget.
  • Balance Sheet Governance - preparation and review of month end closing reports and providing critical analysis of variations.
  • Fixed Assets Accounting (informed of the local review of tax and local GAAP subledgers).
  • Intercompany ledgers/balances review.

Compliance & reporting

  • Lead Financial control Process - conduct financial controls testing including data analytic and document corresponding results.
  • Support the external reporting and regulatory processes: Tax Reporting (including Transfer Pricing adjustments understanding is a minimal requirement), Stat Reporting and Indirect Tax.
  • Coordinate data collection and manage queries with internal auditors & local stakeholders.
  • Coordination of preparation of year-end audit files and statutory financial statements.


  • Deliver adequate financial input & analysis to support individuals and teams to make effective business decisions.
  • Acting as subject matter expert and working closely with senior stakeholders providing analytical and strategic support.
  • Support market implementation of global finance projects.

Stakeholder’s management

  • Cooperating with back office team on the transactional activities they process etc. Previous experience on balance sheet reconciliation is required within cross-functional organization.
  • Continuously developing the relationship and knowledge of 3rd party service providers (enhance the communication and in case of necessity provide relevant support).

Essential for the role

  • Qualified finance professional or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years R2R/GL/controlling experience.
  • Capacity to solve problems, identify options and propose a reasoned solution.
  • English language proficiency is a must (both verbal and written).
  • Good PC skills including SAP & Excel skills.
  • High degree of accuracy with attention to detail.
  • Experience in an accounting capacity within an international organization.

Desirable for the role

  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams.
  • Experience in working in a customer orientated organisation.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

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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