At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As the Finance Director in West Chester, Ohio (or Mount Vernon, IN) you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives. Operations at AstraZeneca are a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
As the Finance Director, you would be responsible for financial business planning, annual budgeting and forecasting at a site level. Ensures accuracy of standard costs, capital spending, and financial reporting.
As a member of the West Chester (WCH) Site Leadership Team or Mount Vernon, IN (MTV) Site Leadership Team, you will contribute to setting the strategic direction for the site and execution thereof, through the establishment of business performance metrics, business priorities, and operational performance management.
Lead the Finance activities at the site including business partnering support and assure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and standards. Responsible for finance deliverables such as, month end reporting, financial analysis and forecasting/budget activities for the site. Own, direct and coordinate all site financial analysis and reporting services in order to provide management with accurate and timely data for the interpretation and evaluation of operations. All accounting functions for the WCH or MTV site in accordance with Company policies and procedures in order to provide site and business management with accurate and complete data for cost management and evaluation of inventory and operations. Develop and maintain financial control procedures, safeguard assets, cost planning, and interpret financial reports for all plant operations. Advise site leadership on cost improvement opportunities. In conjunction with the Site Executive Director and department heads, develop, review and manage preparation of annual Business Plan and quarterly Rolling Business Update's in order to provide Management costs of achieving the operation's production objectives and a basis for measuring the plant's efficiency. Provide appropriate scrutiny and challenge to forecasts and actual results. Provide input and decision making participation on a broad range of site issues to WCH or MTV Leadership Team and others as necessary to ensure support and promotion of site objectives and activities, and ensure appropriate financial conclusions are reached on business initiatives. Deliver robust financial analysis of risks & benefits for all major business initiatives to support the decision-making process. Prioritize work and ensure appropriate resources are made available to support key business initiatives. Provide financial support to site management and corporate finance related to capital and fixed assets. Provide financial expertise on capital vs. expense and asset impairment issues. Provide leadership to the West Chester finance team. Liaise with Global Finance as necessary to ensure appropriate consistency of policies, procedures, and financial budgeting and reporting. Work with Sr. Director Regional Operations Finance to assure compliance with regional/global procedures, planning process, timely information sharing, decision making and reporting of site performance.
Ensure adherence to all SOX and AZ Financial controls and documentation requirements. Provide guidance to site on appropriate control environment.