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FP&A Specialist, Canada

Req # JR - 027463 Location Heredia, Provincia de Heredia, Costa Rica Job Category Finance Date posted 09/15/2020

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This position at Baxter, will be part of a best-in-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization. This position is an extension of the local country FP&A team.  This position interacts with the Americas FP&A Center of Expertise (CoE) leadership team as well as in-country finance and business partners within the Americas Region (i.e. United States, Canada and Latin America).  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

  • Liaise with the other cross-functional leads to support the creation of budgets, forecasts and management reports, while ensuring compliance with all quality / control requirements
  • Coordinate closely with local country business partners and finance teams to review projections, budgets and historical results
  • Load budget and forecast adjustments into system for your Country/business
  • Ensure quality, accuracy, and timeliness of the monthly reports, balance sheet reviews, forecasts, and the annual budget / strategic plan preparation
  • Deliver a comprehensive monthly reporting package for management, including monthly reviews of budget vs. actual results and variances with P&L/cost center owners
  • Perform any necessary resource allocations to ensure effective ROI on investments
  • 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



Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field required

Knowledge of JD Edwards (JDE), Hyperion Planning, and Cognos preferred

Demonstration of key finance competencies and qualifications and typically 4 + years of relevant experience with financial planning and reporting

Fully bilingual (English / Spanish) as a requirement

Strong Power Point and Excel skills

Strong presentations skills

Self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities

initiatives (e.g., business systems, processes, and / or policies)

Position will have direct responsibility to support the Canada Cluster interacting and delivering high value add presentations and analysis to Senior Levels

Reasonable Accommodations

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