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Director Financial Systems & Reporting

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Waltham
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

location Waltham, Massachusetts, US Job ID: 119285BR

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part a growing organization that empowers our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With our outstanding financial performance, leading market positions and the largest investment in innovation in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

Responsible for partnering with various teams at the Corporate, Division, and Regional level on efforts that are focused on overall process improvements. The initiatives will involve evaluation of problematic processes and local systems, offering up solutions for short-term and long-term resolution. Leveraging the PPI philosophy this role will constantly evolve as the needs of the organization change by driving continuous productivity. Other functions within the responsibility of this role are to evaluate and assist with improvement of processes associated with AOP, Forecast, and Close cycles, as well as to learn the overall consolidation and reporting requirements associated with the full support of the Technical Accounting, Tax, and Treasury functions.

What will you do? Managing the close cycle for Financial Reporting, inclusive of supporting ~2,000 end users globally in their use of FDM, HFM, ESSBase and Smartview.

Participate in the continued implementation of a global Hyperion Planning application, taking into consideration the unique requirements of the various Divisions who will participate in the environment, leveraging PPI to drive a solution that is effective and scalable within the organization.

Application of process improvement routines to assist with day-to-day administration of activities associated with the AOP, Forecast, and Close cycles.

Identify, design, develop, and implement fixes and enhancements to existing production applications. Provide technical expertise during requirements gathering and analysis, document technical designs and support manuals, and drive test and deployment processes.

Make solution decisions with the goal of optimizing end user experience and overall systems performance.

Develop training materials and conduct training with new users, managing the coordination of learning delivery and logistics

Proactive communication with Corporate and Divisional Finance leadership around opportunities for process improvements, not only observations about current opportunities, but observations that identify future implications of current environments as well as proposed systemic upgrades

Perform and support analysis and managerial reporting activities

Participate in IT-driven initiatives such as disaster recovery testing, infrastructure upgrades, Corporate security projects, etc.

Manage a team of dedicated professionals focused on delivering world class support to the broad user community, providing leadership and professional development as well as guidance as needed

Leverage Project Management skills to support broader Finance/Accounting project initiatives

How will you get here?

Education BS/BA in accounting/finance and/or management information systems or applicable experience – MBA preferred

Experience Seven to ten plus years of experience managing Financial Systems for a large, multinational public company

Has 3 - 5 years managing or leading a team of employees

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Understanding of one or more of the following technologies: Hyperion Financial Reporting, Calc Manager, Smartview, Essbase Studio, Hyperion Planning, Data Relationship Manager (DRM)

Reading/writing SQL code for complex calc scripts

Strong understanding of consolidation and forecasting/budgeting processes in a large complex reporting environment

Experience in supporting global stakeholders and large end user community base

Strong business writing / communication skills

Familiarity with master data management, business processes, and system design

FP&A background/knowledge with ability to understand complex financial models, inclusive of the understanding of standard KPI’s leveraged for driving overall business performance

Exposure to BI/ETL tools and processes

Knowledge and use of relational database concepts and designs

Process improvement mindset with tangible examples of practical solutions to business problems, leveraging technology

Sound familiarity with Disaster Recovery, Security Controls, and Infrastructure Models

Experience participating in projects implementing Hyperion EPM applications (Hyperion Planning an added plus) leveraging full lifecycle management processes and methodologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com .

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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