Advisor, Financial Planning and Analysis/ Cost Accounting

What Financial Planning & Analysis contributes to Cardinal Health

Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for being objective and strategic financial partners, leading collaborative cross-functional effort to drive relevant, flexible and efficient financial planning and analysis that supports our key business decisions.

  • Analyzes business trends
  • leads and aligns financial forecasts and long range planning processes with our business leaders. Drives business value by providing financial and analytical counsel to facilitate decision-marking around strategic business initiatives.
  • Prepares monthly financial reporting including variance and financial statement analysis. Able to clearly communicate a cohesive and concise story around business drivers behind financial data and potential implications on future results.
  • Creates financial models and scenarios as a key input for business planning decisions in areas such as capital deployment, sourcing, product development, marketing strategies, and acquisitions.
  • Manages annual budget processes, incorporating business initiatives, economic trends and operational effectiveness. Aligns budget to business strategies and gains alignment from business partners.
  • Performs customer and product profitability analysis and makes investment and pricing decisions. Identifies opportunities to drive revenue growth, margin expansion and a more favorable mix (i.e., driving preferred products and services).
  • Understands market dynamics and competitors. Conducts complex analysis, synthesizes and summarizes implications to business, influencing business partners using analytics and business understanding.
  • Identifies and executes upon process improvement opportunities. Demonstrates proficiency of technical tools and financial systems.
  • Serves as an objective financial steward with an enterprise perspective, safeguarding our company's assets. Ensures strong controls are in place and the company's intellectual property is protected.

Advisor, Financial Planning and Analysis/ Cost Accounting – Global Manufacturing

Support the Patient Recovery Global Manufacturing finance team responsible for providing analysis, reporting, and key strategic financial objectives.  The role will also support ad hoc financial projects as needed. Responsibilities will include providing timely and accurate analysis which will allow the business to understand performance versus objectives and make further decisions. The analyst will be working with systems and cross-functional teams to maintain and enhance the performance measurement tools, and facilitate continuous process improvement to ensure tight cost control and maintain the integrity of the systems.

The Senior Cost Analyst FP&A is expected to be already located in Mansfield, MA, or to be considering and willing to relocate to this location.


  • Bachelors degree in business related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years experience in related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, fluent in written and spoken English
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Strong understanding of standard costing
  • Good teamwork skills and effective with all levels of management and across functional areas
  • Advanced experience with Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, multiple embedded formulas) and SAP/JDEdwards/AS400 experience preferred


  • Support annual cost roll
  • Prepare cost analytics on a monthly/annual basis
  • Maintain global costing controls
  • Liaise with regions and 17 Patient Recovery manufacturing facilities to populate global cost throughout various ERP systems worldwide
  • Partner with product data integrity group for cost management
  • Responsible for transition manufacturing agreement pricing arrangements
  • Work on ad hoc requests and initiatives as required by leadership

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.