Financial Analyst, BP&A CoE

Becton, Dickinson and Company
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Competitive salary
29 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Job Description Summary

Job Description

Reporting into the Region Manager, Business Planning & Analysis (BP&A), Center of Excellence (CoE), the Financial Analyst BP&A, CoE will be responsible for supporting Finance Leaders, Finance Business Partners, and the BP&A CoE leadership in planning, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.

The Financial Analyst will be required to collaborate with the BP&A CoE leadership, Finance Leaders and Finance Business Partners to ensure the accuracy of monthly reporting, quarterly projections and annual budgets as well as to monitor, track and analyze actual performance against plans for purposes of

providing analysis and commentary for management decision support.

BD is in the process of a Finance transformation, including the BP&A function. The Financial Analyst will initially be responsible for assisting the Manager of BP&A CoE and Senior Financial Analysts in establishing and stabilizing the North American BP&A CoE.

Key responsibilities

Global Process Support
  • Assists and supports the Manager BP&A CoE and the Senior Financial Analysts in the end to end financial planning process
    • Acts to support "End Users" of BP&A tools and to support the Process Integrator and the Regional Process Network in their business process transformation effort.
    • Assists and supports the global / site Business and Regional Process Networks in sharing best practices and drive operational performance
    • Identifies, documents, and communicates process issues to the BP&A CoE leadership
    • Adopts new BP&A processes and executes the financial planning process according to the new operating model and as directed by the BP&A CoE leadership within her/his respective area

BP&A Function
  • Assists and supports the Manager BP&A CoE and the BP&A Lead with the assigned Business and Finance Partners for BP&A activities
    • Foster clear fact-based two-way communication with functional business partners (e.g., R&D/Medical Affairs)
    • Assists the BP&A CoE leadership in ensuring that partners' needs are fully addressed
    • Assists and supports the BP&A CoE leadership in meeting service level agreements between the Region BP&A CoE, Finance Leaders and Finance Business Partners
    • Supports all planning and budgeting effort for the assigned business unit(s)
    • Maintains financial planning models, develops and monitors forecasts, trends and supports performance management analysis and commentary development
    • Understands budgeting, planning and operational data to run standard reports and develop ad-hoc reports using the globally standardized tools.
    • Prepares ad hoc analysis for BP&A CoE leadership, Business Partners and Corporate BP&A on an as-needed basis.
    • Prepare monthly Journal Entries for the month end close process (including Intercompany charge outs to other Regions of the company)

The ideal candidate will meet these qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required in one of these fields: Finance, Accounting
  • 1 to 3+ years of relevant finance experience with a focus on planning, budgeting, financial analysis, month end close, and reporting required. Accounting background a plus.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the requirements listed above.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Professional experience in large global multi-segment business.
  • Ability to travel domestically approximately 5%.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills for creating insightful and actionable reporting and analysis
  • Ability to go beyond the numbers, discern trends, determine the root cause of variances, and consider the broad business implications in helping identify opportunities and improve performance
  • Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures - GAAP/IFRS
  • Experience in trend analysis, forecasting, and modeling.
  • Advanced Experience with centralized accounting (ERP), HR (HCM), budgeting and reporting tools commonly found in today larger businesses such as SAP, Workday and Hyperion Financial Management.
  • Strong ability to communicate well with all levels of management; must be effective in converting data into useful information and communicating that information through concise commentary
  • Experience developing and implementing multi-segment business plans
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft tools (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Access, etc.)
  • Experience with month end close relating to journal entries and intercompany

Initiative / Adaptability
  • Highly responsive, with a strong sense of urgency paired with an definitive emphasis on quality control
  • Ability to adapt, learn quickly and work independently on multiple competingprojects and deadlines.
  • Self-starter who can think and work independently and on teams.

Communication / Collaboration
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and communication skills - Effective communicator with ability to be persuasive and influence senior management
  • Collaborative working style, ability to foster effective working relationships and build trust across a team environment
  • Comfortable communicating remotely (i.e. via telephone, videoconference or web meeting)
  • Be comfortable in a multicultural matrix organization.
  • Ability to see the big picture while maintaining attention to detail.

Primary Work Location
USA TX - San Antonio

Additional Locations

Work Shift
US BD 1st Shift 8am-5pm (United States of America)