Global Data and Analytics Reporting Lead (12m FTC)

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies

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 recruiting a fantastic opportunity for a Global Data and Analytics Reporting Lead for Finance Transformation projects, with an emphasis in Manufacturing Accounting. Initially a 12 month fixed term contract, the role will be responsible for delivering a portfolio of reporting requirements, which will be defined by the Design Lead and Business Process Leads for Standard Costing, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting, Performance Measurement.

To be successful, candidates will need to have experience in delivering a reporting portfolio, solid working knowledge of SAP ECC & BI reporting tools, influencing capabilities and ability to lead a team.

The role will:

  • Be working very closely with the Design Lead and Business Process Leads to deliver a portfolio of reports, which includes:

    • Local, Regional and Global management reporting packs

    • New P&L based on the new Cost Components and new Cost Centre/Management Units hierarchy

    • Brand P&L

    • Regulatory reporting

    • Month end close reporting

    • Detailed transactional reporting

    • Adhoc reporting

  • Focus on delivering:

    • Reporting standardisations

    • Minimising localisations

    • Promoting “one version of the truth”

    • Quality data

    • Automation wherever possible

    • Utilisation of technology to deliver efficiency, improvements in user interface and user experience

    • Elimination of off-line and manual reporting on Excel

    • User acceptance of these new reports

  • Support the (BPL) Performance Measurement and the GFS in adapting standard global performance measurement processes & policies to ensure regional compliance

  • Defend and drive the adoption of global performance measurement processes, approving deviations or localisation only where there is valid and approved justification reasons for:

  • Tax

  • Legal

  • Statutory

  • Contribute and validate in the design of integrated and standardised performance management SAP ECC & BI system configurations

  • Assist where possible, in the resolution of testing defects

  • Provide input into performance measurement processes related communications and training materials

Essential skills

  • Experience of designing, building and delivering portfolio of reports – in a Manufacturing Accounting environment would be an advantage

  • Proven working knowledge of SAP ECC and BI

  • Demonstrated success building cross-functional global networks, stakeholder management and using a range of influencing techniques

Desirable skills

  • Business or Accounting Degree

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

  • Significant work experience in finance functional area

  • Significant experience of global technology implementations (ERP)

Opening date:

Closing date: 1.11.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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