R&D is at the heart of AstraZeneca’s mission and R&D Finance provides exceptional front office support to both the Oncology and BioPharmaceuticals R&D organisations.
We are currently searching for candidates for the position of Senior Finance Analyst / Clinical Finance Business Partner supporting the R&D BioPharmaceuticals organisation.
We are looking for a qualified finance professional with 3 years of post-qualified experience, partnering both inside & outside of finance.
As part of a dynamic, global finance team based in Warsaw supporting R&D organization, you’ll advise & support critical elements of our Product Teams.
You will provide them with regular financial information and guidance to fully maximise investment and ensure robust planning.
You will need to work with our Clinical Study Teams, Finance colleagues, Procurement & other teams in multiple global locations.
This role will give detailed exposure to our core business & provide an incredible learning ground and experience.
Your main accountabilities will include :
Supporting early stage products through their development by providing the financial input into budget tracking and for specific decisions, explaining changes & variances vs forecast each month.
Cooperation with the Product Team to ensure robust financial forecasts throughout the annual planning cycle.
Proactive and insightful analysis that helps the Product Team improve efficiency or reduce costs.
Building strong relationships with the Product Team, clinical study leaders, external partners, procurement & within finance.
Through strong understanding of business priorities, identifying & driving cost saving opportunities within the business.
Being able to communicate clearly to finance & non-finance professionals verbally & via presentations for key decision points and business or finance review meetings.
Delivering regular trainings to clinical study leaders.
Specialised Reporting, Analysis & Controls
Ownership of specific accounting and system processes,
Accounting compliance and driving audit controls.
Improvements & Team Responsibilities
Constantly sharing best practice and learnings across the team to ensure consistency & efficiency in ways of working.
Identifying improvements and value adding examples & implementing them in a coordinated way across the team and the Product Teams.
Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience :
University Degree preferably in Finance, Accounting or Economy
Minimum 3 years of experience in financial analysis or finance business partnering
English language proficiency, both verbal and written
Microsoft Excel advanced skills
Ability to quickly learn financial applications
Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills
Experience of partnering with business functions outside of finance
Experience with financial & SOX controls
Previous experience in the use of SAP, Business Objects and Hyperion (or similar) will be an asset
Proactive & taking the initiative
Entrepreneurial thinking and spirit
Building strong, trusting relationships
Adaptability and flexibility to deal with changing environment
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Capacity to see and understand the bigger picture
Attention to detail
Eagerness to learn and continuously improve
We offer you :
Great atmosphere, diverse, international team and dynamic corporate culture.
Employment contract with attractive benefit package.
The opportunity to work and develop within an international company.
Modern and comfortable office.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills.
We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.
We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.