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Senior Finance Analyst FP&A in Nationwide Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: SEL001687

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Primary job purpose:
• Lead financial analyses, forecasting and planning
• Business Partner Country Manager in driving the Business- Provide strategic financial analysis and insights to ANZ SU
• Responsible for providing financial consultation for business development projects and responsibility for the financial projections and presentations for Budget, Strategic Plan and Quarterly, Monthly Business Reviews or as required

Major Responsibilities
• Lead financial analyses, forecasting and planning 
• Business Partner Country Manager in driving the Business- Provide strategic financial analysis and insights to ANZ SU
• Coordination and lead the following financial business process for the ANZ SU - Annual business plan/forecasting; financial reporting, strategic planning, quarterly updates and latest thinking, Monthly Flash & Sales Forecast & Mid month Reviews, Weekly Sales Forecast calls, Funnel Management etc
• Support the monthly closing activities(coordinate with Shared Service for financial accounting), such as gather inputs, perform data analytics, prepare the management review deck (including powerpoint decks)
• Lead the streamlining monthly, quarterly and yearly process to ensure accurate P/L reporting and forecasting
• Drive adoption of standardized reporting, analytics and data management 
• Formulate dashboards, benchmarking and other analytics to proactively alert the organization about performance and issues.
• Provide strong commercial/financial decision support to ANZ SU team 
• Document Standard Works, Drive Continuous improvements, and always challenge status quo
• Coach the business team in terms of finance.

Job Requirements



• Minimum Bachelor degree / ACCA (> 8 years’ experience)

• 2-3 Years in External/ Internal Audit/ Controls Advisory

• Experience in financial planning and analysis (for Commercial Operations)

• Experience in coordination with Shared Service Center (including understanding of Tax, Audit and Financial Accounting)

• Excellent systems skills- MS office, SAP BW/ Business Objects and SAP rollout/design experience

• Cognos, TM1, Qilkview, Lucanet or any Reporting/ Planning tool experience

Attributes / Competencies

• Leadership and high ethical, performance standards.

• Strong Business Partnering Skills with good business acumen

• Excellent analytical and proven problem solving capabilities. inter-personal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate and gain credibility.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and communicate needs within a team environment and across cultures

• Strong finance skills, especially in the areas of analytics and business case evaluations.

• Ability to manage complexity, ambiguity and change

• Ability to function independently, adaptability and also willing to work in a unstructured environment  

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
Be sure to follow Leica Biosystems on LinkedIn!

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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