Senior Finance Partner – Global Function Finance (GFF), fixed term

Poznan, Poland
Competitive salary and bonus plan
14 Jun 2024
28 Jun 2024
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology, and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a place where people feel inspired, encouraged, and challenged to be the best they can be. A place where they can be themselves – feeling welcome, valued, and included. Where they can keep growing and look after their wellbeing. So, if you share our ambition, join us at this exciting moment in our journey to get Ahead Together.

Senior Finance Partner – Global Function Finance (GFF), fixed term, up to 8 months

As a Senior Finance Partner, you will play a strategic role and will be a key member of the Global Functions Finance Unit. The role reports directly into the Finance Director Global Function Finance Unit.

In this role, you will coordinate month-end activities, planning cycles, and budget management for Global Functions Finance. You will also provide strong leadership and support to the Senior Finance Director Global Functions Finance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Finance Partnering and managing OPEX, CAPEX, and projects for the Global Functions – A&A (Audit & Assurance), CGA (Comms & Government Affairs) and Corporate Functions
  • Highlighting trends and analysing causes of unexpected variance; approve monthly reports, budgets, plans, and forecasts and provide commentary on key variances/business drivers and any actions required
  • Oversee the month-end closing process for actual financials, ensuring a thorough and accurate representation of the function’s financial standing is presented to senior stakeholders
  • Lead a Junior Finance Partner and provide support to the Finance Director by proactively identifying opportunities and raising challenges to meet business objectives and mitigate risks
  • Provide financial and strategic advice to members of the GFF LT, the SVPs/VPs in CGA, A&A, and Corporate Functions, and their departments to actively contribute to delivery of overall financial performance
  • Lead the planning cycles for the respective Global Functions; work with the functions to prepare and consolidate global actuals, budgets, and forecasts - including action plans to achieve required savings, insightful commentary, and identification of risks and opportunities
  • Drive cost consciousness, increasing engagement and skills development amongst budget holders
  • Assist with resource allocation and investment decision support, particularly around projects
  • Oversee the execution of financial controls and interaction with the internal and external auditors
  • Support to drive the digital agenda

Why you?

Basic qualifications:

  • University degree e.g. Financials, Accounting, IT, Economy or related discipline
  • Relevant professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, MBA or equivalent)
  • Significant experience in financial controlling, financial reporting, or financial audit roles with a deep understanding of management reporting and financial planning
  • Able to build relationships and influence at the highest levels of the business and think strategically in order to effectively partner non-finance stakeholders to support the execution of their business plans
  • Ability to lead diverse teams and work within a global organization across a matrix environment with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience in finance business partnering with senior business stakeholders

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and reliability in the most high-stress situations
  • Excellent negotiation, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Strong influencing skill
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent English spoken and written
  • Willingness to travel if needed

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