Finance at AstraZeneca has a clear vision to become trusted partners, creating value and leading change. As such, Finance has a pivotal role to play in shaping our long-term financial health, partnering to deliver great results through insight, delivering excellence in financial operations and safeguarding AstraZeneca’s assets and reputation.

In Finance Transformation, we support this ambition by being trusted partners for change excellence and building long-term capabilities to make us future-fit. This is where you could come in. Working in Finance Transformation is fast-paced, dynamic and challenging. We are looking for people who want to seize the opportunity to take an exciting step in their personal development journey and play a fundamental part of delivering a world-class finance organisation.

We are looking for an Operations Analyst for a global manufacturing accounting project, where the key objective is to improve and standardise the end-to-end manufacturing accounting processes, delivering more granular cost performance reporting and insights to enable better decision making. Operations provide critical inputs into all of the finance processes we are touching, and we need deep Operations expertise to enable us to ensure that we take into consideration Operations PLAN and MAKE processes, both existing and targeted future states within our solution. (Although these processes are out of the scope of MAP, they do provide key inputs to our project).

This role will require understanding of Supply Chain Planning (e.g. volume planning and forecasting, SAP APO, changeover matrices), SC Master Data (including Material Master, BOMs, Recipes, Standard Value Keys, Phantom BOMs etc) as well as an understanding of MAKE processes, including Process Order execution, goods issue and goods receipting processes, electronic batch records and functional (user) knowledge of Manufacturing Execution Systems in use at AstraZeneca. In addition, experience in Standard Product Costing at the manufacturing site level such as building and providing inputs into the LTP / MTP process for the annual budgeting cycle.

The role will be responsible for providing key analysis and Operations perspective inputs supporting the design of:

  • Standard Product Costing which includes the following areas

  • Cost accounting which includes the following areas

  • Inventory accounting which includes the following areas;

  • Performance Measurement

Your new role!

In your role you will support in the development and implementation of standardised leading practice based processes, delivering efficiency and effectiveness for finance whilst accommodating the needs of operations. You will support sites and GFS in adapting standard global processes & policies to ensure regional compliance, defending and driving the adoption of global processes, approving deviations or localisation only where there is valid and approved justification reasons for: Tax, Legal and Statutory.

In your role you will:

  • Contribute and validate in the development of integrated and standardised system configurations

  • Support the development of global standardised reports and forms

  • Support the development of process and systems roles according to segregation of duties

  • Contribute into related master data definitions, usage and policies

  • Partake in UAT and validation of test results

  • Assist where possible, in the resolution of testing defects

  • Support the production of communications and training materials

  • Be the change champion and assisting in the governance of change management

Essential skills and experience

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification

  • Experience of cost accounting, inventory accounting and performance measurement with best practise standards in pharma industry

  • Experience of global technology implementations (ERP and BI tools )

  • Proven solid working knowledge of SAP and BI

  • Experience of change management and change management processes

  • Experience of implementing business change across different national and business boundaries

  • Up to date knowledge of developments within the wider Finance function and understanding of how changes may affect the function (or be leveraged to drive continuous improvement).

  • Manufacturing Site Experience in Finance or Supply Chain

  • EBR (Electronic Batch Record) such as Pas-X Experience

Desirable skills and experience

  • CIMA/CA professional qualification OR Supply Chain related professional qualification

  • Broad process experience (development, management and application of)

  • Significant work experience in supply chain finance

  • Expert knowledge in specialist process area

  • EBR (Electronic Batch Record) such as Pas-X Experience

Opening date: 14.12.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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