Controller - FP&A

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
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About Us

At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we're resetting expectations of what a patient-focused pharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we're on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that transform lives. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you're swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you're our kind of person. If you're inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do - join us.

Job Description

As a Controller FP&A, you will work with the senior management team to plan, budget, forecast and develop framework for financial modelling and recommend strategic initiatives. You will be responsible for delivering accurate and timely Financial Reporting and Management of India performance to deliver targets and objectives. You will drive high quality business planning processes across the BU's, ensuring effective and efficient financial submissions - looking for opportunities to standardize and simplify where possible. You will also provide key business insights on performance in order to aid organizational decisions on solution sets and/or resource allocation.

Key Duties And Accountabilities

  • Delivering high quality financial planning process including the annual Mid Term Plan (MTP) and quarterly Rolling Business Updates (RBUs), providing prescriptive guidance and timelines to the Business units and functions to ensure well organized, effective & efficient submissions
  • Develop a framework and provide guidance on planning, budgeting and forecasting to various functions and businesses and ensure adherence to corporate guidelines
  • Responsible for management and oversight of the functional budgets, including Market Access, Medical and G&A functions (Finance, Legal, Corporate Affairs, HR, etc.)
  • Historical trend analysis of capital and operating expenditures for budget creation and decision support
  • Performing financial reporting, ad-hoc business analyses and financial modelling. Presenting recommendations to leadership on strategic decisions and planned future initiatives
  • Provide controllership to the business and build processes that augments transparency and improves internal controls
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting in depth financial analysis of actual results vs. target on a monthly basis for review by CFO & Country Leadership Team (CLT)
  • Facilitate financial reviews with business group and work with functional leaders to ensure effective finance and cost management
  • Facilitate monthly/quarterly reviews (MBR, QBR) with data analysis and follow through with BU/Functional Heads on actionable items for improving business metrics over a period of time
  • Provide commentary to region for budget vs. actual result variations on a monthly basis
  • Provide necessary support in preparation of quarterly business update deck for the Board Meeting purpose including review with Country President and CFO
  • Future new launch support including business cases, business / financial modelling, 'what if' scenarios, projections, trend analysis and resource allocations.

This role has high visibility and is be expected to provide high quality and timely analytics and insights to Country President, CFO, as well as other key stakeholders in all aspects of financial reporting and business partnering to drive performance. In addition, it will be important to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders and be comfortable to challenge/influence to be successful. This will also include driving the simplification agenda.

Essential Requirements

  • Qualified CA with 12+ years of post-qualification experience
  • Experience of working in a global pharmaceutical organisation/ understanding of commercial aspects
  • In-depth knowledge of planning, budgeting & forecasting process
  • Experience developing financial reports and metrics
  • Excellent commercial knowledge of the business area and local financial environment
  • Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership Team
  • Rigorous and analytical thinking
  • Ability to apply governance, risk and compliance components
  • Impact and Influence/Collaborative Partnering
  • Excellent Scientific knowledge
  • Ability to develop Strategic Partnerships
  • Demonstrate AZ Values consistently

Why AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We're on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

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Skills: Internal Controls, Risk And Compliance, strategic partnerships, Planning, Financial Reporting, Financial Modelling, Forecasting, Budgeting, Governance

Experience: 12.00-14.00 Years