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.
Bachelors degree in business related field, or equivalent work experience
4+ years experience in related field
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
Accountabilities of the role
Own financial reporting of actuals on a monthly basis by ensuring clean financials and performing analysis of variances to forecast & budget.
Understand and translate the operational plan into meaningful financial forecasts. Analyze how financial forecasts compare to budget and deviate from status quo activities.
Communicate key findings of reporting and forecasting to stakeholders (e.g. business partners, leadership) in a timely and clear manner.
Partner with business leaders to 1) “tell the story” for the period’s results, including key drivers, 2) provide recommendations to improve financial performance, and 3) provide guidance and gain alignment on forecasted financial performance based on operating plan.
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.
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Working for a worldwide organization that affects the healthcare of not only the country, but also you and your family, is very rewarding. My job leads to many contacts throughout the organization and external customers. I have never been bored. The internal and external customer contact will truly broaden your horizons. Linda, Senior Collections Coordinator