Abbott Financial Analyst in Basel, Switzerland

For its location in Allschwil (CH), close to Basel, Abbott Established Pharmaceutical Division (EPD) is looking for a pro-active individual in the role of

Financial Analyst

Main Responsibilities

The Financial Analyst is accountable for the quality and timeliness of financial reports. He/She is in contact with the EPD country and area Finance counterparts as well as with other functional stakeholders in the Division, ensuring clear and transparent communication. He/She is in charge of ad-hoc analysis, system preparation, support in the planning cycle and projects.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job may include:

  • Provide reliable, timely, and accurate financial information to enable effective decision-making. Apply appropriate logic and financial concepts to solve problems and recommend solutions

  • Consolidate financial forecasts (Plan, Rolling Last Best Estimate) and provide comprehensive analytical financial support

  • Prepare and maintain planning systems in cooperation with technical support team (ensure data integrity, create ad-hoc templates, escalate and solve issues)

  • Interact with Finance Management to prepare planning schedules and key management reports, focusing on variance analysis (performance and exchange), trends, and key indicators

  • Ensure proactive coordination of planning cycles with functional areas: prepare instructions and plan books, send regular communication, control timelines and quality of submissions, analyze and consolidate results, anticipate issues and inform management on time

  • Prepare exchange impact analysis on revenue, expenses and profitability by modeling variations in exchange rates

  • Coordinate with and support Corporate Transfer Price and Corporate Margin Group

The profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree (preferred) in Finance, Accounting or equivalent

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Financial Planning and Analysis, general accounting and/or financial reporting

  • A first experience in the Pharmaceutical industry would be an asset

  • An experience in coordinating multiple relationship at the international level is of advantage

  • Knowledge of Financial Statements (P&L /Balance Sheet), US GAAP/IFRS

  • Proficient Excel knowledge (data modelling) and good numerical reasoning

  • Affinity to work with various systems like Information/Planning systems (Essbase), Data Warehouse (COGNOS, Oracle Hyperion) and SAP

  • Winning mentality, “can-do” attitude, innovative, customer focus and cross-functional team player

  • Result-driven, like hands-on work, pragmatic

  • High Level of professionalism and integrity

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight timings

  • Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to details, critical thinking

  • Should possess strong oral and written communication skills and demonstrate strong business acumen

  • Excellent command of English is essential, any other languages would be an asset

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