FP&A Director EMEA in Maurens-Scopont, France at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/4/2019

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Job ID: CEP004529

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


    •The FP&A Director partners with the EMEA organizations and is responsible for timely and accurate financial forecasts, month end close, management reporting and ensuring compliance with local regulations and Cepheid policies.
    •The FP&A Director owns the Working Capital monthly forecast & analysis. She(he) will drive remediation plans when significant deviations from forecast occur

    •Operational support to the country (ies) of operation, including tight cost control, pricing / margin control and budget/forecast accuracy◦Review the contracts and control minimum pricing levels. Escalate when margins are below acceptable levels ; follow up bidding process and ensure that pricing is satisfactory
    ◦Be an active member of the local Management team, ensure that all decisions follow the Ethics Policy and are the most cost effective
    ◦Explain monthly variance to the local managers on revenue, margins and opex
    ◦Support promptly Management on ad hoc requests
    ◦Provide high level guidance on financial matters to the local management team and ensure that input of regional and corporate resources on taxes, treasury matters, risk management, accounting and internal control is obtained when needed.
    •Coordinate budget and monthly forecast to ensure accuracy of the numbers reported in the in the forecast system with the figures approved by the Management team.
    •Responsible for the Revenue, Opex, Working Capital and headcount forecasting and reporting for EMEA◦Design financial models and analyze historical, current, and projected financial data for use in planning, forecasting, and management decision making
    ◦Publish comprehensive weekly and monthly dashboards/score cards to regional management and Global FP&A, analyzing forecast variances, identifying trends and providing recommendations to drive forecast execution and accuracy.
    •Work with the business to deliver the Revenue and margin/OMX targets for EMEA
    •Answer promptly to all questions from the FP&A Corporate Team and liaise with the appropriate people within the organization (Operations, Sales) to give necessary answers
    •Support the Regions in the execution of critical projects◦Go Live program – be the voice of Finance together with the Finance Director
    ◦Weekly forecast reviews for the RAT meeting presentations
    ◦Use the skills from the Shared Service as required in agreement with the Accounting Managers
    •Full compliance with local regulations and company policies
    • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
    For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.

    • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
    • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.

Job Requirements


    Education and Experience (in years):
    Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years of related work experience OR
    Master’s degree in field with 8+ years of related work experience OR
    Doctoral degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience.

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, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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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