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Financial Analyst and Global Business Partner

Covance 6/29/2018 5:35:19 PM
JOB ID: 21544 Category: Finance
Madison, Wisconsin



Job Overview

Financial Analyst and Global Business Partner

FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis)

Madison, Wisconsin

The Financial Analyst has active involvement in the preparation of the annual operating budget and a twelve month rolling forecast on a monthly basis, for various Global Support and SG&A (Selling, General and Admistrative Expense) areas, the largest of which being GCO (Global Commercial Organization). This entails working with Functional Management to ensure accuracy of expense forecasts including headcount projections and ensuring effective modeling processes are used to predict other expense items. Effective communication and coordination of forecasts and projections is also required. At month-end the Financial Analyst will work with Controllership to ensure actuals are checked and any variances to forecast are understood and communicated. Experience with Hyperion will be an advantage.

When supporting global functions, reporting should be developed to help Managers monitor their Functions in an appropriate global view and to help monitor their function's effectiveness. The Financial Analyst will also be responsible for supporting SG&A on ad-hoc strategic projects as needed.

1. Plan, develop, and prepare annual operating budget and monthly expense forecasts. Assist department management in preparation of budgets and forecasts and in understanding their costs. Develop tools to ensure effective manpower planning and reflect the results accurately in Work Force Planning. Ensure all data is complete and accurate in Hyperion.
2. Prepare information for budget presentations, support required budget and forecast submissions to Corporate.
3. Provide analytical input to Support and SG&A department management on all financial matters including (but not limited to) budgets, forecasts, performance metrics, financial analysis for capital requests, and process improvement initiatives. Build and maintain close relationships and partner with key business leaders to ensure that they have a good understanding of their business and financial drivers.
4. If necessary, provide analytical support for Capital Expenditure Requests. Meet with functional management to understand the request and gather all information necessary for analysis. Prepare the financial analysis utilizing the corporate / LabCorp CEP model. Ensure managers monitor their capex spend against budget.
5. Prepare and review global month-end business performance reports for departmental meetings.
6. Utilize systems and develop tools to facilitate a deeper insight into business performance and support decision-making processes. Work with Functional Managers to develop operational metrics to monitor performance of the Departments.
7. Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis on own initiative or at request of senior management. Collaborate with colleagues across Global ED Finance and EDMO on ED initiatives.
8. Interpret, explain and present financial information to non-financial people.


* Under graduate degree plus professional Accountancy qualification or similar business qualification


* 5 years comparable Experience in FP&A; Budgeting, Forecasting and Planning
* Extensive knowledge and ability to use Excel, databases, and Powerpoint
* Ability to convey ideas clearly and effectively in written and verbal communications
* Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management and non-management staff.
* Highly motivated, takes initiative, has excellent planning or organization skills.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Madison, WI - Wisconsin


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