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Junior Financial Analyst - Manufacturing

Req #: 170009P2_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance
Date Posted: 11/9/2017 4:11:24 AM
Baxter International


Manufacturing Junior Financial Analyst  
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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.
The Job
Purpose of Role:
We are looking for a Junior Financial Analyst to support EMEA and RENAL Operations Manufacturing
Planning & Reporting Team. The jobholder main responsibilities will consist of month-end reporting activities, preparation of Templates, and coordination of systems updates including reconciliation.

The person will work with various Teams (Plant & Group Controllers, Finance Operations Director, Purchasing and Supplier Management and Global Manufacturing Finance) located in different Regions and Countries ( EMEA, US and LATAM). 

This role will offer good opportunities to develop soft skills (e.g. communication, organization) and to gain expertise in Planning and Reporting Tools (Cognos, Hyperion) and processes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support preparation of presentations for Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Operating Reviews.
  • Design and maintain Plant Month-End, Forecast and Budget reporting Templates.
  • In charge of Plant data consolidation for Month End, Budget and Forecast.
  • Perform Data integrity checks (systems reconciliation) and initiate necessary actions to close gaps.
  • Gain expertise in Manufacturing reporting tools and processes (e.g. Cognos, Essbase) in order to play support effectively plant controllers, and deliver training for new team members.
  • Maintain EMEA and RENAL Operations Sharepoint Site (control of access….)
  • Provide Manufacturing Senior Management with ad-hoc financial analysis, or support on specific projects.
  • Update process flows, operating manuals, training guides, and standard operating procedures as needed.
  • Support Finance leadership with process improvement initiatives.


Who you are:
  • Demonstration of key finance competencies and qualifications and typically 1 + year of relevant experience with financial planning and reporting
  • Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines
  • Hands-on approach, willingness to learn, high energy, self-starter (proactive)
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards (JDE), Hyperion Planning, and Cognos preferred
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, and cross-functionally
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or part qualified ACCA/CIMA
Additional Requirements
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as required
  • English: Native or bilingual proficiency required
  • French, German: Professional proficiency a plus
  • Additional hours at critical times (eg, month end) may be required. Also, and on an exceptional basis, the role may require Public Holiday, and weekends
    What we offer
    It is a challenging opportunity for you and also a chance to work in a diverse team with a great mix of people. Joining Baxter means joining a team that you can truly learn from!
    We encourage our employees to develop their skills to meet the demands of an ever-changing work environment, providing them with opportunities to achieve personal and professional goals that will make them valued contributors throughout their careers. If you have an interest in this great opportunity and think you can make a difference then this could well be the role for you.
    We can offer a great benefits package including professional examination support and an excellent career path; we are a Platinum approved ACCA employer
         If you want to learn more about career opportunities go to http://www.baxter.com/careers.page

    Who we are
    Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide. You’ll find us in clinics and in the home. Patients and providers rely on Baxter for lifesaving renal and medical products.
          Our mission to save and sustain lives inspires our work and our commitment to expanding access.
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