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Senior FP&A Subject Matter Expert

Req #: JR - 089366 Location Heredia, Provincia de Heredia, Costa Rica Job Category: Finance Date Posted: 02/03/2023


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 FP&A Subject Matter Expert

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.


This position at Baxter will be part of a best-in-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization and acts as an extension of the Hospital Products, Renal Care, Advanced Surgery and BPS business teams.  This role interacts with the Americas FP&A Center of Expertise (CoE) team as well as in-country finance and business partners within the Clusters, Americas Region and Global FP&A.

This position will support monthly performance reviews, quarterly forecast processes. annual budgeting and the long-range plan. In addition, it will support value-added business analytics, process improvement projects and ad-hoc initiatives.

Who can succeed:

  • People who thrive in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision and can manage ambiguity and changing direction in a role that is very hands-on
  • Self-learners and self-motivators
  • Experienced in a matrix environment, able to drive impact across a range of functions
  • Effective communicators that can interpret information and articulate a well concise recommendation to different stakeholders, managers and peers
  • Dedicated achievers with Continues Improvement focus
  • Analytical problem solvers with high attention to detail.   Problem solving skills that can identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive solutions


The US Hillrom FP&A Specialist role its responsible for contributing to financial planning and reporting activities and provide strategic support for the US Hillrom teams.  It will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Migrate the FP&A activities to the CoE
  • Act as trusted business partner, leveraging financial and business expertise to provide data insights to senior management
  • Support US HP Cluster and business by providing analysis, reporting services and presentation materials for the MRR, QRR and Forecast scenarios
  • Drive process Standardization
  • 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
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and modeling for various financial initiatives
  • Performs variance analysis to explain differences in performance and make recommendations going forward
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain relationships with finance and business customers
  • Provide support to finance and fellow CoE members
  • Able to support hands-on activities such as Planning Information loads


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting or Business Administration or Finance.
  • +5 yr. work experience in related fields
  • English Advanced level B2+
  • Experience in decision support activities
  • Proven ability in Forecasting and Financial Analysis
  • High proficiency in Microsoft office.   Highly desirable knowledge in BI tools
  • Attention to detail, good problem solving, and analytical skills required
  • Teamwork
  • Good interpersonal relationships

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Meet Monica Weber, Senior Analyst, Finance, Singapore

"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."

Meet Serge Vandermotten, COE Controller, Benelux

"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."

Meet Joselyn Alvarez, Senior Analyst, Costa Rica

"It is impossible to be a part of Baxter and not learn and grow. I've had the opportunity to learn valuable skills from coworkers and enjoy the relationships we have built as professionals. As a global company, Baxter always looks towards automation and improvement. I know that my work helps us be more efficient and precise in ensuring that our products are consistently available to patients."

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