Financial Analyst - Global External Manufacturing
, Illinois
November 23, 2017
Global External Manufacturing Financial Analyst position is a key contributor in the Shire Tech Ops Finance team. This position involves cost of sales P&L analysis and inventory control and reporting. Key job responsibilities include:

  • Support planning and reporting exercises and provide monthly consolidated results for Global External Manufacturing product P&Ls and inventory management for the Small Molecule, Biologics and Plasma Operation Units. This includes running monthly and ad hoc reports to analyze transactional detail and research variance drivers.
  • Focus on refining global process standardization and automation.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets, quarterly forecasts and long range plans to support timelines communicated by Global Tech Ops Finance. Working closely with business partners to understand budget/ forecast requirements and provide overview and recommendations as necessary.
  • Partner globally with Shire Finance Teams by providing accounting support activities including:
    • Valuating inventory for the necessary reserves
    • Correcting BOM consumptions issues
    • Develop annual and new standard costs
    • Reviewing purchasing and yield variances
    • Preparing monthly journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations
    • Review the supply chain inventory reconciliations with external partners
    • Ensure the effectiveness of established internal and Sarbanes-Oxley controls
    • Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audit
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and one or more years of relevant experience in the following areas:
  • Strong business acumen and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of GAAP accounting principles especially Cost accounting
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with SAP and Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM) is a strong plus

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