Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

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.

-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.


-Bachelors degree in business related field, or equivalent work experience

-2+ years experience in related field

What is expected of you and others at this level

-Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks

-Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity

-Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve

-Applies judgment within defined parameters

-Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects

-Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy


-Assist in the monthly close for the Category Management group

-Manage incentive rebates reporting

-Manage the monthly/annual volume forecasting

-Assist in the Category Management reporting

-Ad hoc analysis