*Job Title:*
Sr. Financial Analyst, EMEA

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*Summary:*
At Baxter, we are building a best-in-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization. We are implementing a transformative program which will streamline processes, enhance systems, improve forecasting accuracy, strengthen business partnerships and enhance opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth.

This position is an extension of in-country finance teams. This position interacts with the EMEA FP&A Center of Expertise (CoE) leadership team as well as in-country finance and business partners within the EMEA Region (i.e. Western Europe, ECEMEA, etc.). This position will support the strategic planning process, annual budgeting and forecasting processes and monthly performance reviews. In addition, this position will support high value-added business analytics as well as drive the development of senior management presentations for this dynamic and growing region.
*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*
* Coordinate closely with in-country country business partners and finance teams to review projections, budgets and historical results
* Load budget and forecast adjustments into system
* Ensure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of the monthly reports, forecasts, and the annual budget / strategic plan preparation
* Support the delivery of comprehensive monthly reporting packages for management, including monthly reviews of budget vs. actual results and variances with P&L/cost center owner, etc.
* Partner with FP&A Regional, Local, and Corporate resources within commercial and manufacturing/supply chain organizations to understand, drive and support decision making ensuring alignment with strategic objectives
* Coordinate escalation / identification of issues and advise Finance leadership of potential business and / or operational risks
* Perform strategic ad hoc reporting and financial analysis to assess business performance and facilitate decision making and business support
* Update process flows, operating manuals, training guides, and standard operating procedures, as needed
* Support Finance leadership with process improvement, policy development, and / or strategic initiatives (e.g., business systems, processes, and / or policies)
* Liaise with the FP&A Global Delivery Center (GDC) and other cross-functional leads to support the creation of budgets, forecasts and management reports, while ensuring compliance with all quality / control requirements

*Qualifications:*
*Education Qualifications:*
* Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field required
*Knowledge/Experience:*
* *Demonstration of key finance competencies and qualifications and typically 5 years of relevant experience with financial planning and reporting.*

*Key Functional Competencies:*
* Expert in technical and financial knowledge, including understanding of: internal control requirements and accounting principles as well as understanding of relevant business environment
* Excellent analytical skills with familiarity with accounting, financial analysis and reporting
* Excellent financial modeling skills preferred, experience in statistical modeling techniques is a plus
* Experience with JD Edwards (JDE), Hyperion Planning, and Cognos preferred
*Key Professional Competencies:*
* Self-starter with excellent analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
* Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
* Expert in PowerPoint and Excel skills
* Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, often cross-functionally
*Additional Requirements:*
* Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as required
* English: Native or bilingual proficiency required
* Other language with Professional proficiency a plus

**Job:** **Finance*

**Organization:** **Global Finance – Western Europe Support*

**Title:** *Senior Financial Analyst – FP &A*

**Location:** *Ireland-Dublin-Dublin*

**Requisition ID:** *190002Y8*

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