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.
What is expected of you and others at this level
Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
Projects may have significant and long-term impact
Provides solutions which may set precedent
Independently determines method for completion of new projects
Receives guidance on overall project objectives
Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues
Accountabilities in this role
Provides strategic and critical thinking in support of new initiatives within Medial Services businesses which includes OptiFreight, Provider Solutions and Manufacturer Solutions.
Supports the businesses by standardizing pricing strategies, customer presentation materials and sales compensation models.
Creates enhanced analytics to quantify success across current and new initiatives which included but are not limited to cost to serve, value creation and profitability models
Partners with operations and marketing in developing business cases to support newer strategic efforts
Fosters relationships across the organization in Operations, IT, sales and risk as part of leading the transition from a Cost-Plus to Value-Based pricing approach.
Bachelors degree in business related field, or equivalent work experience
8+ years experience in related field
Strong communication and analytic skills
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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I love interacting with people and strive to help others feel good about themselves. I carry this principle over to my business role in the form of mentoring.
Whether it is with individuals on my team, others I interact with or those with whom I have established a formal mentoring relationship, my goal is to help others succeed. Vale, Vice President, Finance