Sr. Financial Analyst, Controlling

Posted 16 Jan 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 186731


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

The Sr. Financial Analyst, Controlling – Biologics Technology Cluster is a key member of the MilliporeSigma Operations Controlling team, with responsibility for many financial matters that impact the Biologics Midwest Subcluster; including the St Louis and Kankakee Biologics manufacturing sites. This position is critical to the day-to-day financial operations of the sites. 

For these manufacturing sites, the Senior Financial Analyst executes many of the transactions in support of the locations, performs important analyses, and generates various reporting for the Midwest Subcluster sites as needed. 

Your role:

  • Participates in the monthly Close process by preparing and posting journal entries and preparing account reconciliations for the site.
  • Assists in the completion of the monthly reporting package by analyzing and compiling plant expense results, generating analyses on major spending variances and reviewing results with site staff on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for issuing weekly financial / operational information to plant management as defined; including MTD activity for absorption, spending analysis with major issues involving expenses and variances reported on and analyzed as necessary.
  • Supports the Annual Operating Plan Process (OP) by leading the development of the plant departmental spending (responsibility / cost centers).
  • Supports the development of the annual standard product cost process (“cost roll”) for the site.
  • Assists in the development of cost estimates for manufacturing and technology assessment as needed.
  • Ensures the consistent implementation of the company accounting policies, with particular attention to areas requiring judgment and estimation. Also lives company values.
  • Monitors the site cycle count process from a financial standpoint; including progress, running financial reports and performing follow up analysis as needed.
  • Performs various day-to-day activities, including but-not-limited-to: analyzing and closing work (process) orders, resolving inventory issues, preparing the monthly reserve analysis, and others as needed.
  • Responsible for various reporting and support duties, including governmental surveys, preparing responses to requests from shared services, internal and outside auditors, and others as needed.

Who you are:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance or Business discipline required.
  • 3+ years of Financial Analysis, Accounting or Controlling experience with in a business environment. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong business acumen and judgment, and a solid knowledge of manufacturing organizations and the interactions between the different functions at the sites. 
  • Understanding of corporate policies & procedures and professional standards; with unquestioned integrity in the application of such standards. 
  • Good business analysis, financial planning and reporting skills that generate business insights that add measurable value. 
  • Beneficial to have SAP and/or Oracle experience; with an ability/eagerness to grasp new systems and applications as needed.
  • Must be capable of collecting, assimilating and synthesizing relevant business/operating information in support of recommendations and business decision making.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent workload prioritization and resource management skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly.
  • Solid problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical and/or Life Science production preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to deal with different stakeholders.
  • Proven track record to work in an international environment.
  • Be able to represent and develop company values.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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