Posted to MedZilla on 1/17/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Senior Financial Analyst, General Medicine Business Unit 1800046-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Senior Financial Analyst, General Medicine Business Unit in our Deerfield, IL office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Senior Financial Analyst working on the General Medicine Business Unit team, you will be empowered and a typical day will include:


Assist Managers/Controller in leading financial plan and close cycles for income statement areas of responsibility. Lead financial planning and analysis support for assigned functions with the General Medicine Business Unit (GMBU). Manage monthly financial close and variance analysis for assigned functions under the GMBU.


  • Lead semi-annual financial planning processes for assigned GMBU functional teams, resulting in highly accurate submissions including cost center detail, management presentation summaries and supporting analyses as required.

  • Develop financial models and analytical tools to support function objectives and projects. Assist driving strategic decisions through ROI modeling, and other financial metrics. Provide critical thought that may help drive strategic decisions and make recommendations to Senior Management.

  • Serve as financial representative on key cross-functional teams and proactively provide advisory services.

  • Drive the development and use of the financial planning system (Cognos) for assigned functions. Create, leverage and deploy financial models for own use and those of other finance staff. Document models and processes and work to creatively and continuously improve the planning process.

  • Manage the monthly financial close process including identifying and resolving discrepancies in actual transactions in SAP versus planned activity and instructing accounting to initiate correcting entries as necessary, on an ongoing basis.

  • Work with GMBU functions and local finance teams to develop detailed explanation for variances between actual and plan on a monthly basis for assigned functional areas.

  • Design and distribute monthly reporting packages to senior management, summarizing functional area financial results. Design and implement solutions to streamline processes and create operational efficiencies. Educate functional management on the use of reporting tools and finance concepts.

  • May include team leadership activities or cross training as required.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor s degree required Finance or Accounting preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of business experience.

  • Previous budgeting/planning/monthly variance analysis experience.

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated business impact in previous position(s).

  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Education & Experience Desired:

  • MBA or CPA.

  • Previous experience in healthcare industry.

  • Demonstrated business investment analysis modeling skills (NPV, ROI).

  • Financial planning/reporting systems experience (e.g. SAP, Data Warehouse Programs, Cognos/TM1, HFM).


  • Communication ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written, in a persuasive, organized and appropriate manner, including running meetings and preparing presentations for customer groups.

  • Analytical ability to analyze monthly financial results and ROI outputs and to understand how to use this information to drive projects that will impact the business.

  • Management ability to set priorities and meet specific deadlines in a changing environment, ability to be flexible, accommodating, and to deal with change effectively.

  • Customer Service Orientation ability to gain trust of high-level management and leverage relationships to provide best possible financial plans and drive impactful analytical projects.

  • Teamwork ability to work effectively in and foster a team environment, across multiple time zones.

  • Entrepreneurial ability and desire to take ownership over activities and projects, desire to shape the organization, consistent demonstration of out of the box thinking.


  • Periodic overnight travel may be required.
  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/client sites limited overnight.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company match of charitable contributions

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs

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