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Finance Analyst (Operations)

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work that supports a powerful mission. With revenues of $18 billion and a track record of stability and consistent growth, we’re uniquely able to give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


Working within Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Speciality Diagnostic Group, within the Microbiology Division (MBD), this role is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate who is looking for a role that offers training and support to become a fully qualified accountant.

The role will provide a very strong foundation for future career development within Thermo Fisher Scientific through both its involvement in divisional tasks liaising with multiple sites and working closely with the operations function, as well as the broader finance function.

We’re looking for somebody who wants to build a strong financial career within a global organisation that enables individuals to reach their best through continuous challenges and expansive opportunities. Working within a team of experienced finance professionals, you’ll be helping a business that is dedicated to delivering quality products that help society.

The successful candidate will initially join the Finance Operations team, supporting the Divisional Operations Finance Manager as well as local finance teams with reporting requirements and controls. The MBD division comprises of more than 30 sites with combined revenues of $560M. Our expectation is that the role holder will be in this team for approximately 18 months before rotating to a different Finance department to gain experience within Commercial Analysis or Financial Planning & Reporting.

Key responsibilities:

Support the Operations Finance team through:

  • Supporting the Operations, Sourcing, Supply Chain and Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs teams with any analysis and reports required to aid their understanding and drive improved performance
  • Supporting with month/quarter-end close responsibilities and consolidation
  • Supporting the divisional capital expenditure approval and reporting processes
  • Supporting ad-hoc divisional projects (such as standardizing costs)
  • Supporting Key Performance Indicator (KPI) processes and reporting for MBD and the Basingstoke site
  • Developing weekly dashboards
  • Attending Fixed Asset Management/ Impairment Reviews and daily Backorder meetings
  • Providing reports on Inventory Provisions, Stock Reduction and Monthly Stock and Financial Information Management (FIM) support
  • Supporting the development and refinement of tools, policies, and procedures that enhance existing performance
  • Implementing controls to improve data accuracy and integrity

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A Financial qualification is not required, although the role holder needs to be willing and able to undertake studies at a later date when they are fully up to speed with the requirements of the role;
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in a Finance, Business or Maths discipline is preferred but not essential. The role holder must hold some formal evidence of intellectual capability including a maths / numerical qualification;
  • Excellent computer skills required - Microsoft Office (heavy Excel emphasis with the ability to use SUMIF and VLookup functions and pivot tables at a minimum);
  • SAP and Hyperion experience is desirable

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong desire to study for a professional accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACCA or ACA)
  • Has a broad understanding of the different elements within a Finance function and the ability to develop well thought through, robust and financially sound analysis
  • Exhibits flexibility is committed to continuous learning, demonstrating a desire to advance and seek opportunities to stretch capabilities
  • Is curious to understand business performance with an analytical mind able to translate this into insights for others.
  • Communicates openly, with the ability to effectively communicate with non-finance people
  • Has the ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge solid and positive professional relationships with all levels of the organization, including upper management
  • Embraces continuous improvement and looks for opportunities to constantly improve processes;
  • Can be a key positive influencer within the wider finance team, encouraging team work and cross functional collaboration;
  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of customers;
  • Has courage to challenge and hold self and others accountable;
  • Is disciplined in approach to quality, attention to detail/accuracy and is focused on delivery
  • Effective organizational and time management skills to ensure deadlines are consistently met

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Please note closing date for applications is Sunday 21st May 2017

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