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Senior Financial Analyst EMEA Operations

Req #: 170009JI_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance and Accounting
Date Posted: 11/9/2017 12:53:37 PM
Baxter International

Senior Financial Accountant EMEA Operations


Our employees around the world are connected by an enduring commitment to save and sustain lives. This higher purpose binds us as a company in doing work that matters.

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At Baxter, we are building a best-in-class accounting organization. We are implementing a transformative program which will streamline and standardize processes, strengthen control over company’s financial statements and provide best-in-class accounting expertise to business partners, as well as enhance opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth.

The Job

Purpose of Role:

We are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to support the European Supply chain and Quality organization, with a focus on Supply Chain. This position will be a key member of the EMEA Finance OPS organization, (total oversight $+340M operating expense)

The jobholder will be responsible for the monthly financial reporting and review processes in the different areas in EMEA SC and Quality and will be also actively involved in Forecast and Budget processes.

The person will work closely with the members of the SC management team and also liaise with the European Planning and Reporting, Decision Support, and Regional Manufacturing Finance team, US Headquarters and build partnerships with the local country organizations as needed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for monthly financial reporting and review process : plan and run reviews with various stakeholders;  consolidate, analyze and communicate on results to Senior Management within both the Functions and Finance,


  • Coordinate the planning and forecasting processes, in charge of data consolidation and analysis, preparation of the presentation to EMEA and GLOBAL OPS Senior Management


  • Support day to day business and partner with various stakeholders to enforce control guidelines / mechanisms for the expense base. This includes implementation and maintenance of a clean cost center structure that facilitates expense reporting and analysis using JDE / Cognos tool sets , proper rebilling mechanisms as needed, etc.


  • Overhead spend reporting ( incl. PSM, P&D etc )


  • Provide Finance support for other Supply Chain/ EMEA ops initiatives as required. 









Who you are:



  • A minimum of 3 years Financial Analysis experience within a multinational environment

  • Good knowledge of financial statements (P&L, BS)

  • Strong systematic and analytical approach to problem-solving, and ability to manage complex situations

  • Hands-on approach, willingness to learn, high energy, self-starter (proactive)

  • Very good planning and organization skills

  • Ability to interact with people from different functions and cultural backgrounds (culturally flexible)

  • Ability to handle confidential data and to focus on detailed data / analysis as well as the “big picture”

  • Comfortable presenting financial information to and interacting with Senior management

  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of management is a must

  • Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines

  • Demonstrated teamwork

  • Excellent communication skills, diplomatic, flexible and “can do” mind-set.

  • Strong MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.




  • University degree/ Professional Degree in finance/accounting/business or equivalent


Additional requirements

  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally as required
  • Experience in JDE , Hyperion and Cognos an advantage
  • 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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