AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP IFS Business Analyst in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
A new operating model is being established for AZ Finance, which includes the establishment of a new organisation, Integrated Finance Solutions. IFS will provide services for FP&A, Record to Report, Tax and Treasury to customers in Commercial (Asia Pacific), Science, Operations & Enabling Functions, Tax, Treasury and Group Finance.
IFS services will be delivered from 3 regional service centres in EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas, with a small central management team in the UK. Altogether, IFS Global Service will have a combined team of approx. 250 roles.
The recruitment into the centres will be in stages and these are the second wave of opportunities with more following in 2017. We have exciting opportunities in this wave of recruitment for Business Analysts in the FP&A team to be based in the IFS Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Your primary focus will be working with country Finance Business Partners, Business Units colleagues on site, as well as providing support to IFS colleagues.
You will be working in a team of 10-15 analysts to perform monthly fixed cost reporting & analysis, as well as forecasting on a quarterly and annual basis, and to develop and improve those same processes over time
Experience of planning and analysis is required for these roles
Reporting, Planning & Forecasting
Responsible for month end close for your area of expertise
Providing robust, quality month end financial information to business teams
Interpret financial data, and use knowledge and understanding of customer’s business, to deliver quality variance analysis and insightful commentary for management reporting on a timely and accurate basis
Proactive interaction with Business to provide inputs, challenge and outputs during forecasting updates
Work with Finance Business Partners to determine and highlight risks and opportunities throughout the forecasting process and produce insightful analysis for inclusion in core planning presentations
Other role requirements
Assist in better business decisions by provision of financial expertise and insightful analysis to all ad hoc queries in line with SLA, and provide support to on-going projects
Ensure corporate governance standards are met, taking accountability for effective operation of relevant financial reporting controls
Identify opportunities for standardisation and simplification across the process area on a continual basis
The role holder will be a qualified finance professional or equivalent, with 2-4+ years accounting / controlling / FP&A experience
Knowledge of planning and analysis
English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management
Experience of change management and building engagement
Sound understanding of the finance processes in the scope of IFS Global Services
Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams
Experience of working in a customer orientated organisation
Knowledge of Pharma Industry
Cross-boundary experience, including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally
Experience of working in a matrix organisation
Internal and External Contacts/Customers
Country Finance Business Partners
Country Business Units team
Finance Leads and Controllership Analyst in IFS