Abbott Principal Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, California
At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.
Responsible for financial planning, reporting and analysis.
Prepares financial plans and forecasts based on performance expectations.
Gathers and publishes financial information related to historical, current and future performance.
Performs financial analysis utilizing appropriate financial concepts and techniques. Recommends alternative courses of action.
Develop detailed financial forecasts incorporating historic, trended and current business information.
Monitor functional and departmental spending versus budget by highlighting material variances using system generated detail and trend reports.
Prepare journal entries and assist in month end close as needed to ensure proper accounting at the functional and departmental level.
Prepare and distribute financial reports and packages by gathering and analyzing information related to current performance.
Perform financial analysis, as directed by management, and recommend alternatives courses of action by utilizing appropriate financial tools.
(e.g. EVA, NPV analysis).
Evaluate new business opportunities, potential acquisitions, new products, tax planning and spending initiatives by modeling alternative financial scenarios (e.g. revenues, profitability etc).
Prepare sensitivity analysis impact on revenue, expenses and profitability by modeling changes in key variables (recommending appropriate course of action).
Develop and utilize sound financial processes.
Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external activities to trends.
Interfaces with a variety of management levels on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.
Participates in the development of others by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.
May lead a project team.
Provides technical leadership to business units.
Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff.
Exercises judgment independently. - Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.
Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.
Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments. - Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.
Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve organizational objectives. - Work is performed without appreciable direction.
Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results.
Four-year degree or equivalent experience in financial planning and analysis. Equivalent experience is defined as six years combined experience in the above areas. Advanced degree preferred. 8+ years’ experience in financial planning and analysis (in addition to equivalent experience listed above, if applicable).
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