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Thermo Fisher Scientific Financial Analyst - Corporate in Waltham, Massachusetts

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our Finance teams are essential to our business and functional teams to make educated, sound decisions that drive our Mission and make us a stable and trusted industry leader. From Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Audit, Investor Relations, Strategy & Corporate Development to Accounting, our Finance functions have a diverse and global presence, providing significant opportunities to develop unique career experiences and perspectives. Ranked #95 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list and with revenues of more than $35 billion, you’ll discover endless opportunities to grow a rewarding career as part of the world leader serving science

How you will make an impact:

The Corporate Finance group within Thermo Fisher Scientific is seeking a Financial Analyst to work hybrid in one of the following locations: Carlsbad, Ca., Waltham, MA, or Pittsburgh, PA. The Financial Analyst will partner with the Senior Manager of Finance - Strategy & Corporate Development to drive Thermo Fisher Scientific’s financial planning and analysis across our Data Science, Digital Marketing, Analytics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Government Relations and Corporate Development teams. The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of finance experience and a proven track record as high potential talent demonstrating drive, ambition, financial and analytical acumen and emotional intelligence.

The Finance Analyst with partner with the business teams and bring strong capabilities in financial planning and analysis, trend identification and insight generation to support accurate reporting, along with effective process management. The Finance Analyst will collaborate with finance colleagues across the divisional and IT Finance teams to ensure alignment financially and around core deliverables for Corporate FP&A.

The Finance Analyst will be responsible for four main components:

Providing financial planning and analysis support to the Strategy & Corporate Development team and broader Digital Finance organization around monthly/quarterly reporting and planning/forecasting mechanisms. Developing the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and monthly forecasts, focusing on operating expenses and capital investments; conducting variance analytics, preparing investment summaries and other adhoc analysis. Completing key month-end processes and post-close reporting for operating expenses and capital investments. Delivering process improvements to drive efficiency and customer ease of use

What will you do:

  • Analyze transactional / operational data, identify anomalies, recommend accruals / reversals to ensure accurate financial reporting

  • Develop, standardize, and improve regular analyses and reports to share business and financial insights, and support monthly / quarterly / annual forecasting and budgeting process (i.e. support MBR, QBR, AOP, etc.)

  • Update dashboards, PowerPoint and other business intelligence tools by datamining in various systems

  • Independently investigate data issues and/or information given, ask pertinent questions and identify root causes, collaborate with functional business partners and system support to improve data quality

  • Collaborate with business partners to generate key assumptions and drivers for decision support, independently conduct ad hoc data analysis to identify business insights and observations

  • Translate business inputs into financial assumptions, build and maintain forecast models to project future business trends, results, etc. covering areas including operating expense and capital investments

  • Excellent skills with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, along with Oracle, HFM, and COGNOS

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

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business related field

Experience:

  • 3+ years proven experience in finance

  • Prior experience in a large global company and highly matrixed organization

How will you get there?

  • High Caliber Talent: A current financial analyst with a proven track record as a top talent demonstrating drive, ambition, financial and analytical acumen, and an ability to deal with ambiguity and demonstrate emotional intelligence

  • Leadership: Able to execute key financial processes and provide strong partnership with finance colleagues to succeed against goals

  • Balance: Effectively balance/flex between executing day-to-day finance responsibilities, while partnering on the operational aspects of business processes to execute on key priorities of the finance team

  • Results-Oriented: Attention to detail and consistently delivering high quality work; ability to learn quickly, meet deadlines and multi-task in a deadline driven environment

  • Subject Matter Expert: Be a go-to person for areas of ownership

  • Data-Driven: Obtain and analyze data and use it to inform your forecasting and identification of risks and opportunities of financial results vs plan

  • Passion: Demonstrate a passion for the customer experience, culture, mission, and vision, and how digital can be leveraged to improve operations. Commitment to continuous learning, career progression and development, and seeking stretch opportunities

  • Innovative: Challenges the status quo of core processes and leverages prior finance experience to drive innovative solutions and daily efficiency

  • Communication: Effective verbal and written communication skills; able to summarize and present information in a concise and effective manner

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proficient user of systems (i.e. SAP, Hyperion, Hyperion planning, Power BI, Cognos, excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, able to summarize and present information in a concise and effective manner

  • Attention to detail and consistently delivering high quality work. Ability to learn quickly, meet deadlines and multi-task in deadline driven environment

  • Good understanding of business processes and operations & financial controls, able to identify control weaknesses in existing process and recommend mitigation actions

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.

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.

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