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Collaborations Finance Partner

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-119733 Date posted 13/01/2022

You’re a qualified finance professional with some post-qualified experience.  Ready to join a large global company in a critical area of our business, being an expert & partnering within finance.   

As part of a dynamic, global finance group, you’ll focus largely on where AZ have collaborations / deals with third parties to help managing collaboration products under development. Your role will be to ensure finance elements within these agreements run smoothly. 

 You will need to understand the details of the contracts in regards of how it impacts R&D finance, understand both the AZ & third-party activities & ensure that settlement are completed in line with the contract. 

This will give exposure to our core R&D business & the critically important area of third-party agreements.  As such it provides great knowledge, experience & exposure within AZ Finance.


Your main accountabilities will include:

Third Party Contract Support

Cooperation and support of Project Finance Director / Manager with all aspects of third-party contract including:

  • Understanding the financial clauses in signed contracts e.g. construct of cost share arrangements

  • Preparing detailed AZ reports for review and analysis

  • Reviewing detailed third-party costs that will be invoiced to AZ

  • Preparing and review of calculations & other summaries as required by the contract

Settlements & Underlying Accounting

  • Ensuring payments / receipts (issuing invoices) are complete & made on time according to the contract

  • Liaising with the AZ GFO (Financial Services) on queries & to ensure postings in underlying accounts are correct

  • Accruals / prepayments reflect the contract activity

  • Balance sheet reconciliations & other financial controls are carried out

  • SOX controls requirements prosecution

Finance Partnering & Improvements

  • Working across multiple areas of AZ Finance to improve processes, controls & education

  • Being a business partner to various stakeholders

Personal Characteristics

  • Proactive & take the initiative

  • Build strong, trusting relationships

  • Ability to put yourself in others’ shoes

  • Team player

  • See the bigger picture beyond just your role

  • Attention to detail

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Qualified finance professional (Master’s degree or equivalent)

  • Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills, including oral & written English

  • Experience of accounting &/or controlling activities including:

    • month-end close

    • reconciliations & variance analysis

    • financial controls & SOX controls

  • Strong Excel skills


  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders inside & outside of finance

  • Experience of working in a global organization

  • Ability to use financial systems including SAP & Business Objects (or similar)

What we Offer you

Welcome to Warsaw Site, one of over 400 sites here at AstraZeneca, providing a collaborative environment where everyone feels comfortable and able to be themselves is at the core of AstraZeneca’s priorities, it’s important to us that you bring your full self to work every day.

To help you maintain your best self, here’s a sneak peek into some of the things this site provides for you:

  • gym access,

  • after-work events,

  • lunch & learns,

  • bright and spacious environment,

  • sustainable office working environment,

  • networking events.

Additionally, we`re happy to offer wide and various benefits package, including yearly bonus, multisport card, even up to 5 days of additional holidays, pension plan, private medical care, life insurance and a lot more...

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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