Senior Financial Analyst

  • 0 yrs
  • Not Disclosed

Job Description


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.< p>

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere< b> ) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading point of care< p>

In this role the Financial Analyst who is responsible for financial planning, reporting budgeting, forecasting and analysis supporting the Africa ARDx IDEM finance team< p>


  • Prepares financial plans and forecasts based on performance expectations.< li>
  • Financial Planning and Analysis – Preparation of periodic, quarterly (rolling LBE Plan) and long range financial forecasting for US Commercial organization. This includes preparation, review and analysis of full P&L, Balance Sheet, and Headcount analytics.< li>
  • Prepare and consolidate Financial forecasts (Plan LBE S&OP Adhocs)< li>
  • Gathers and publishes financial information related to historical, current and future performance.< li>
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports (Flash, Dashboard, budget reports) as required by division finance and business leaders.< li>
  • Performs financial analysis utilizing appropriate financial concepts and techniques.< li>
  • Establish and maintain a strong system of internal financial controls< li>
  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external activities to trends.< li>
  • Interfaces with a variety of management levels on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.< li>
  • Will lead projects< li>
  • Provides technical leadership to commercial business units.< li>
  • Provide financial counsel and oversight, alliances and other strategic programs, including ad hoc analysis and decision support to all functions as needed.< li>
  • Develop detailed financial forecasts incorporating historic, trended and current business information.< li>
  • Monitor functional and departmental spending versus budget by highlighting material variances using system generated detail and trend reports.< li>
  • Assist in month end close as needed to ensure proper accounting at the functional and departmental level.< li>
  • Prepare and distribute financial reports and packages by gathering and analysing information related to current performance.< li>
  • Create monthly management reporting, including robust analysis of actual results versus various benchmarks< li>
  • Present financial information into clear and concise value added analysis< li>
  • Provide financial analysis and reporting support to commercial operations and functional areas< li>
  • Critically review the Business Areas’ latest best estimate, attend in budget review meetings and assess risks and opportunities.< li>
  • Support on ad hoc analyses or projects for Abbott Corporate Finance< li>
  • Support projects that impacts financial systems (SAP, Hyperion). Understands how business process drives financial data, and drive for efficiency.< li>
  • Design and generate reports and metrics to help management decision making.< li>
  • Prepares Plans, Updates, LBEs, LRPs and Monthly Reporting that meet timing and quality of presentation requirements, facilitating management review and decision making< li>
  • Ad hoc Projects – Work on adhoc projects focused on financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting as required.< li>
  • Ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the monthly report to Corporate Finance.< li>
  • Streamline processes to deliver timely and meaningful financial information< li>
  • Perform financial analysis, as directed by management, and recommend alternatives courses of action by utilizing appropriate financial tools.< li>
  • Develop and utilize sound financial processes< li>

    Qualifications and Experience: < b> < p>

  • A CA (SA) with a focus on commercial financial planning and analysis.< li>
  • Experience working within a Finance department< li>
  • Experienced user of Hyperion HFM is desirable;< li>
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, to include graphs, v lookups, complex pivot tables and SUMIFS etc< li>
  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint for submission of financial decks to UK and US based leadership< li>
  • Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments< li>
  • 2+ years of progressive finance and or sales forecasting experience, previous commercial finance or sales analysis experience a plus< li>
  • Equivalent experience is defined as two years combined experience in the above areas.< li>