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Senior Financial Controller

Req #: JR - 108567 Location: Luleå, Norrbotten County, Sweden Job Category: Finance Date posted: 08/11/2023


This is where your insights influence change. As a member of the Baxter Finance team, you have the critical thinking and analytical mindset that allows you to translate data into meaningful, actionable insights that help teams learn and adapt along the way. We guide our internal partners to understand financial opportunities or realities that move Baxter forward and closer to our mission to save and sustain lives. While you often work independently with your cross-functional team, you always have the greater finance organization to lean on for support and career mentoring.

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Senior Financial Controller

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.


Now we are looking for a Senior Financial Controller in Alvik, Luleå. On this position you will have an opportunity to lead the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) activities for Luleå site and also support the Executive Director of Operations in Luleå and the Associate Director of Operations Finance, focusing on providing the support necessary to develop and implement strategies, meet or exceed financial performance objectives and increase organizational efficiencies and overall effectiveness. Join us and be a great team member of the local Leader Ship Team in Luleå representing finance for the site, and reported to European Associate Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: – Other duties may be assigned:

  • Lead the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) activities for Luleå site.

  • Focus on providing the support necessary to develop and implement strategies, meet or exceed financial performance objectives and increase organizational efficiencies and overall effectiveness.

  • This leader is a key business partner with the area Managers of Supply and  Manufacturing. Not only responsible for the financial performance but also looked upon to help drive overall strategic direction and ensure alignment of Supply Chain initiatives.

  • Responsible for reviewing and discussion of income statement, balance sheet and other key metrics of Operations organization in conjunction with Monthly Close, Annual Operating Plan and Quartery Forecast processes, including clear and concise variance analysis in the key cost components (material, labor, and fixed).

  • Lead the annual budgeting process for Luleå Supply Chain activities, identifying key investments and efficiency opportunities in order to develop an annual operating budget that will achieve the company’s overall targets. Areas of focus will include material savings opportunities, labor efficiencies and fixed cost controls.

  • Drive working capital initiatives, specifically for inventory and capital spending.

  • It is critical that this employee can communicate effectively with all levels of the business including the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) on a frequent basis. This position will lead process improvements (financial and non-financial) within the Supply Chain team in addition to the core financial responsibilities.

  • Participate in special project work as required, such as financial modeling, systems implementation, strategic investment financial analysis, etc.


  • University graduate in finance/accounting

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in accounting and finance

  • Proven experience in a multinational environment.

  • Fluent in English and Swedish

  • Inquisitive nature

  • Detailed knowledge of local GAAPs for the countries in scope

  • Strong process and continuous improvement skills

  • Supportive, positive attitude and approach to work

  • Able to work independently or as part of a team

  • Good PC and software skills; Microsoft products a must; JD Edwards or similar ERP system strongly preferred

Make an impact at Baxter's thriving Luleå site in Sweden. We are dedicated to manufacturing Liko patient lifts, slings, and accessories that enhance the mobility and care of individuals worldwide. Join our award-winning team, honored with the prestigious Swedish Lean Prize 2021, and contribute to a brighter future at Baxter's Luleå site.

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"Though Finance is often referred to as a support function, I find finance to be a critical aspect of Baxter operations. The finance community is one of the most connected across the globe and, from my experience, highly regarded among business partners. Every project I support or initiative I'm involved in I try to look at the total Baxter picture and understand how it relates to the business and patients. Having that level of insight behind my work drives motivation."

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"My job has always fascinated me at Baxter. After 33 years of service, this is where I want to continue my career. I have stayed because it is a large company grounded in sound ethics and provides countless opportunities for development and innovation. It is a company that lives, progresses, and constantly develops with time. I have great pleasure in forming professional relationships with my colleagues as we learn from each other’s experiences."

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