AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Senior Business Analyst in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

As a Senior Business Analyst you will play an essential role in supporting the Finance Lead in the delivery of the team objectives. This includes supporting the new team, building knowledge and driving the culture within IFS.

You will be the subject matter expert and point of escalation for your team and support them in both their day to day activities and personal development.


  • Responsible for month end close process, ensuring timely & accurate delivery of financial information to stakeholders

  • Ensure strong control environment across region - FCF (Financial Control Framework)

  • Balance Sheet Governance - Ensure Healthy position of BS is a priority for this role within IFS

  • Business Partnering with Marketing Company & GFO (Global Finance Operations)

  • Support Cash Generation initiatives

  • Global Projects - When is required, support initiatives and ensure successful implementation

  • Direct & Indirect Taxes - Support MC & Tax Consultants providing financial information required to comply with Local Tax requirements / liabilities

  • Transfer Pricing - Providing timely and accurate information regarding New TP and Annual Revisions

  • Statutory reporting - Work with external partner to ensure timely and accurate submission of local statutory reporting to relevant authorities


  • Coach and support other Business Analysts in your team, ensuring that the team delivers to the highest standard of customer service whilst adhering to global process and all relevant financial controls

  • Building excellent working knowledge of customer requirements and business drivers which are shared and understood by your team

  • Assist in better business decisions by provision of financial expertise and insightful analysis to all ad hoc queries in line with SLA

  • 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

Essential Criteria

  • The role holder will be a qualified finance professional or equivalent, with 6+ years General Accounting / Controlling experience

  • 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

  • SAP

  • Results Oriented

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in a customer orientated organization

  • Knowledge of Pharma Industry is preferable but not mandatory

  • Cross-boundary experience, including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally

  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation

Internal and External Contacts

  • Cluster CFOs and Country Business Partners

  • Finance Leads in IFS

  • Group Finance

  • Other AZ Finance functions, including back-office Finance teams