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Finance Senior Business Analyst - Manufacturing & Inventory Accounting

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-198605 Date posted 03/06/2024

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Finance Senior Business Analyst - Manufacturing & Inventory Accounting 

Location: Warsaw

Hybrid model: 3 days from office per week


AstraZeneca Poland is a key global site that is dynamically growing in all departments – from commercial, R&D, IT, Global Trial Safety Review, Global Procurement Services, HR and Global Finance Services. Warsaw is one of the key Global Clinical Trial Centres in the world and plays a key role in AstraZeneca’s success. The work that we do here is valued and makes a direct impact to the enterprise, and to society. Here you are part of a multi-national team with a strong reputation worldwide for excellence and innovation.


Manufacturing & Inventory Accounting Department supports Management Reporting & Planning of Manufacturing P&L with all its components: Operating Performance income, Cost of Production and Manpower & OPEX, Financial Adjustments – Manufacturing Variances and Inventory Accounting. The area of team experience covers small modules manufacturing sites across EMEA Region, large modules biomanufacturing sites (in Europe and beyond) as well as other entities embedded in Global Supply Chain such as Global External Sourcing, Toll and EMEA Distribution Centers. Department is still growing and taking part of Global projects. Our team members have wide experience in analysis and chance to grow in the future.


You will be part of a newly created Team within the Manufacturing & Inventory Accounting Department that will oversee Controlling & Compliance. The team will be responsible for ensuring healthy Balance Sheet position of Manufacturing & Inventory accounts, compliance with balance sheet reconciliation policies and conducting financial controls.

Your core deliverables will include:

Business As Usual & Month End Closing

  • Preparation and review of month end closing reports related to balance sheet accounts
  • Month End Closing coordination with all stakeholders; Ensuring the completeness of activities and that all deadlines are met
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation process – reviewing reconciliations prepared by the Back Office Team, coordination of the process of explanation/supporting of clearing of balance sheet open items with all stakeholders
  • Advising stakeholders on Balance Sheet related policies and good practices related to balance sheet postings

Compliance & Controls

  • Financial Control Process (both SOX and non-SOX) – gaining understanding of the processes and conducting financial controls checks including: gathering documentation prepared by the Manufacturing and Inventory Accounting Department, checking data completeness and compliance with policies, and properly documenting corresponding results
  • Coordinate data collection and manage queries with internal & external auditors and local stakeholders
  • Work closely with internal Compliance Team on controls description, risk mitigation and potential improvements

Stakeholder’s management

  • Close cooperation with multiple stakeholders from different parts of the organization: Financial Controllers, CFO, Compliance Team, Manufacturing Hub, Manufacturing & Inventory Accounting Department, Special Matter Experts, Back Office Team, Commercial Controlling
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert in respective area of responsibilities advising stakeholders on balance sheet and controls related queries
  • Regular meetings with stakeholders aimed at gaining knowledge of underlying business processes and expected changes

Personal Characteristics

  • Proactive & take the initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • See the bigger picture beyond just your role
  • Adaptability and flexibility to deal with changing environment

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential for the role:

  • University Degree preferably in Finance, Accounting or Economy
  • At least 5 years of experience in Finance (R2R/Accounting/Controlling/Compliance)
  • English language proficiency is a must (both verbal and written)
  • Good PC skills including Excel skills
  • Experience of accounting &/or controlling activities including: month-end close, reconciliations & variance analysis, financial controls
  • Capability to solve problems, identify options and propose reasoned solutions
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills

Desirable for the role

  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
  • Experience in manufacturing accounting
  • Audit experience
  • Knowledge of SAP

Why AstraZeneca?

Join a vibrant and dynamic team with the passion and drive to push the boundaries of science. At AstraZeneca Poland we have a truly collaborative culture and way of working – supportive, open minded and eager to share knowledge. Ours is a ‘speak up’ culture – where your voice is heard and there is little time for hierarchy. A place of ownership, where we are empowered to lead at every level. Here you’ll be empowered and supported to develop further – given the freedom and autonomy to run with it and deliver.

Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

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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