Advisor, Corporate FP &A

What is expected of you and others at this level in Finance - General for functional success

  • Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces
  • Proactively develops and maintains broad knowledge of the technical disciplines in own functional area(s); applies broad knowledge of trends and
  • Uses deep subject matter/functional expertise, influence and process skills to help internal/external customers and stakeholders identify and meet their high priority needs while considering cultural and diversity implications.
  • Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of protocols, programs or deliverables; compares measurement results to standards and takes
  • Evaluates alternative solutions/decisions in light of the potential impact on the internal/external customer and Cardinal Health; understands the resource implications of solutions and makes recommendations in adherence to governance and prioritization guidelines

Accountabilities in this role

  • Responsible for monthly reporting and analysis of results versus forecast and plan expenses related to Corporate Segment functions, including executive messaging
  • Brainstorm, investigate, and execute opportunities to lower the cost to serve while maintaining quality outcomes
  • Determine impact and feasibility of investments and cost reduction opportunities and communicate to leadership
  • Responsible for annual budget process, preparation for annual Functional Business Review, and Long Range Planning deliverables


  • BA in accounting or finance or a related field; CPA or MBA preferred
  • Minimum 3 yrs experience
  • Must be flexible and adaptable; must demonstrate good judgment, tact, discretion, and diplomacy in decision-making authority
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including accuracy in record keeping and correspondence.
  • Ability to develop concise and pertinent presentations to senior management
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and conclude a project
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with Word, Outlook, & PowerPoint. Familiarity with Hyperion, SAP & business query tool such as Business Object is a plus.
  • Establish, build and maintain key relationships, including cross functional teams

What is expected of you for success in your role

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of respective business financial statements and analytical techniques
  • Works with the business to develop forecasts and budgets
  • Reviews financial output for reasonableness
  • Creates more complex forecasting and financial models
  • Conducts more complex analyses within respective business
  • Explains variances and identifies implications on business
  • Summarizes analyses and makes recommendations