Sr. Financial Analyst

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Sylmar, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


  • Sr. Financial Analyst

      United States - California - Sylmar
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  • At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to workin the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.



    We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Financial Analyst, supporting the R&D group.  This role will also conducts complex financial planning, analysis and reporting activities for the assigned entity/ies.  Makes recommendations to entity leadership to achieve annual operating plan commitments and strategic plan commitments. 
    Job Duties:

    •Planning functions including updating quarterly forecasts, providing detailed variance analysis, performing capital equipment ROIs, and day-to-day ad-hoc analysis   
    • Participating in the monthly closing process and providing analytical insight into budget variances and operational performance
    • Exercises judgment in planning, organizing and performing work; monitors performance and reports status within area of responsibility
    • This role assures that quality of services meets internal and external customer requirements, and remains current on developments in field(s) of expertise
    • Represents the organization and resolve problems/determine priorities related to the above

    • Serves as subject matter expert for assigned entity and leads special projects as assigned by finance department

    Required experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, a related field, or equivalent
    • Typically a minimum of six plus years of progressively more responsible cost analyst experience, including cost analyst experience in a manufacturing environment
    • A demonstrated understanding of manufacturing processes and how they impact costs and expenses is required - A comprehensive knowledge of balance sheet transactions and their impacts on the income statement is also required
    • Requirements include an in-depth knowledge and experience of GAAP andfinancial reporting.  

    • Requires comprehensive written and verbal communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, quantitative, analytical, organizational, and follow-up skills, the ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects as well as the ability to converse effectively with all levels of employees
    • Documented record of delivering information that adds value to management’s decision making process - Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable FDA regulations and company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks
    Advanced personal computer skills including spreadsheet, word processing, data base management, and other relevant applications; demonstrated skills in working with cost accounting software packages
    • Must be skilled in the use of PC financial modeling capabilities
    • Must be able to handle multiple assignments
    • Must be able to perform in a diverse cross-functional team environment

    Preferred qualifications and education:

    • An advanced credential, such as an MBA, CPA, CMA, or CPIM designation or equivalent
    • Experience in a high tech product development environment
    • Strong experience with SAP ERP system software and Hyperion Planning/Essbase systems

    • 3 years of medical device experience preferred
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