BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Financial Analyst in Tempe, Arizona
Job Description Summary
Reporting into the US Region Finance Manager, the Financial Analyst will be responsible for supporting finance leaders, partnering with various business unit functions, and planning, budgeting, forecasting and analyzing financial results. The Financial Analyst will be required to collaborate with Business Unit functions and Global Platforms to ensure the accuracy of monthly reporting, quarterly projections and annual budgets as well as to monitor, track and analyze actual performance against plans for purposes of providing analysis and commentary for management decision support. Planning areas will include Cost Center, Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, and Full P&L for the US Region.
Supports all planning and budgeting effort for the US Region Business Unit
Maintains financial planning models, develops and monitors forecasts, trends and supports performance management analysis and commentary development
Understands budgeting, planning and operational data to run reports and develop ad-hoc reports using the excel and standardized planning tools.
Prepares ad hoc analysis for Finance Leadership, Business Partners and Segment FP&A on an as-needed basis.
Help develop value added financial reporting systems for managing business performance.
Assist in the preparation and review of capital appropriation requests by providing accurate capital investment calculations of IRR, breakeven and net present value in accordance with company guidelines.
Assist with the monthly accounting close process.
Assist with audit and tax requests.
Maintain current knowledge and ensure compliance of all organizational policies and procedures, current accounting standards, state and federal regulations, GAAP, and internal controls.
Assist with development of accounting policies and procedures in all areas of responsibility and ensure controls are adequately designed to achieve control objectives.
Provide customer service to internal and external customers.
Provide procedural guidance to junior level accounting positions.
Special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required in one of these fields: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or other business related field of study. Master’s degree preferred.
1 to 3+ years of relevant finance experience with a focus on planning, budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting required. Accounting background a plus.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the requirements listed above.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.
Professional experience in large global multi-segment business.
Ability to travel domestically approximately 10%.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills for creating insightful and actionable reporting and analysis
Ability to go beyond the numbers, discern trends, determine the root cause of variances, and consider the broad business implications in helping identify opportunities and improve performance
Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures – GAAP/IFRS
Experience in trend analysis, forecasting, and modeling.
Advanced Experience with ERP Systems, budgeting and reporting tools commonly found in today larger businesses such as SAP / JDE, Workday and Hyperion Financial Management.
Strong ability to communicate well with all levels of management; must be effective in converting data into useful information and communicating that information through concise commentary
Experience developing and implementing multi-segment business plans Strong proficiency with Microsoft tools (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Access, etc.)
Highly responsive, with a strong sense of urgency paired with an definitive emphasis on quality control
Ability to adapt, learn quickly and work independently on multiple competing projects and deadlines.
Self-starter who can think and work independently and on teams.
Strong presentation, interpersonal and communication skills – Effective communicator with ability to be persuasive and influence senior management
Collaborative working style, ability to foster effective working relationships and build trust across a team environment
Comfortable communicating remotely (i.e. via telephone, videoconference or web meeting)
Be comfortable in a multicultural matrix organization.
Ability to see the big picture while maintaining attention to detail.
Primary Work LocationUSA AZ - Tempe Headquarters
Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.