Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Financial Analyst in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

As the G&A Finance Business Partner, you will develop analysis and insights to help business partners understand key performance and provide recommendations to shape investment decisions. This includes G&A functions, primarily Information Technology (IT), Marketing, HR, Legal and Finance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance Business partner to functional leaders within the Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD)

  • Elevate the level of financial analysis and lead global finance teams in preparation, analysis and presentation of financials during MSD business reviews. Be a key partner to work across a matrix environment to drive clarity on results and problem solving

  • Drive clear and consistent management reporting across MSD, clarifying account definitions/usage as needed within the business, and driving timeliness and accuracy of reporting

  • Partner with local leads to identify root cause and countermeasures for variances; establish quarterly/annual expense and capital spending forecasts for leadership

  • Develop/administer approval matrix and Appropriation Request rules for Information Technology projects

  • Manage and track large projects including coordination with across divisions, groups and with Corporate. Partner with business leaders to ensure cost allocations, budgeting and forecasting are understood and aligned. Lead the coordination of project deliverables, reporting and be a vocal participant in project reviews

  • Facilitate financial discussions, drive dialogue and actions with leaders

  • Lead monthly and quarterly reporting process as well as development of annual operating plan to include:

  • Plan, communicate and manage a structured cadence of reviews to engage MSD Functional leaders and drive accountability to financial results

  • Clear visibility around spending and understanding of performance

  • Target setting, investment acceleration and/or contingency planning, as needed, to support business and financial goals

  • Preparation and presentation of monthly forecasts

  • Ad hoc analysis and discussion around key spending accounts, as needed, based on business performance

  • Work with Corporate IT Finance to understand Corporate IT allocations and drive transparency around shared services. Ensure alignment around business funded versus Corporate funded initiatives

  • Support Corporate wide IT Finance initiatives, projects and take a leadership role in IT Finance community

  • Support broader MSD Financial Planning and Analysis including:

  • Ad hoc analysis, consolidations, reporting, project engagement, and other tasks as needed in support of Division requirements and initiatives

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 7+ Years of experience in a Finance role

  • 5+ Years of experience managing the financials of complex / large projects with a high level of activity

  • Working knowledge of EPM and Essbase

  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office – Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint

  • Superior quantitative and analytical capabilities with Advanced Excel

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with a sense of urgency

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • High level of analytical skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to drive business units to improve processes and performance

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with individuals and teams from different areas, drive accountability and continuous process improvement in daily activities.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.