Advisor, Financial Planning & Analysis – Global Manufacturing Business Support

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.

Accountabilities

Support the Global Operations finance team responsible for providing analysis, reporting, and support for our manufacturing finance leaders and the finance teams across the global manufacturing sites. Responsibilities will include providing timely and accurate analysis which will allow the business to understand performance versus objectives and make informed decisions for the business. This role will also 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 FP&A Advisor will ideally be located in Mansfield, MA, but we are open to considering candidates in other locations.

  • Partner with Manufacturing plants to support budgeting, forecasting, reporting and any ad hoc analysis required for their locations.

  • Partner with key functional teams across Manufacturing to complete budgeting, forecasting, and any ad hoc analysis required for their groups.

  • Support month end close activities and reporting, ensuring all monthly results are reported accurately and in a timely manner. 

  • Provide variance analysis and commentary to aid business partners in understanding of variance drivers, and inform decision making as necessary. 

  • Support Global Consolidations team on monthly reporting and month end closing activities to ensure accuracy and help with issue resolution.

  • Support continuous improvement of financial packages and deliverables.

  • Manage multiple deliverables and deadlines concurrently.

  • Work on ad hoc requests and initiatives as required by leadership.

Qualifications

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

  • 4+ years experience in related field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bi-Lingual Spanish/English highly preferred.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills, fluent in written and spoken Spanish/English.
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Experience with SAP preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of PowerPoint along with strong presentation skills and ability to interact with senior leaders.
  • Advanced experience with Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, multiple embedded formulas, data connections).
  • Advanced experience with Access (creating tables, queries, macros).
  • Adaptability and flexibility in balancing multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Good teamwork skills and effective with all levels of management and across functional areas.
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information in a confidential manner.

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, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.