Principal Cost / FP&A Analyst

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working tohelp people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.       JOB DESCRIPTION: Summary: Seeking an experienced, highly capable Principal Cost/FP&A Analyst supporting Cardiac Rhythm Management Sylmar Operations. This position is a key value-added role within Sylmar Operations that partners with various levels of leadership to drive financial ownership, cost efficiency, and business excellence. Scope of responsibilities include complex financial planning, forecasting and reporting for manufacturing business, Standard Cost setting and analysis, and providing guidance to financial analysts. Core responsibilities:   Perform manufacturing cost analysis and planning, including but not limited to:  standard cost setting, manufacturing P&L variance analysis for actual results vs. Plan and LBE (such as volume, DL/overhead absorption, scrap, PPV), and inventory/manufacturing performance metric analytics and reporting.   Develop budgets and forecasts in support of annual Plan and quarterly LBE for Sylmar CRM Operations.  Perform variance analysis and identify key drivers in support of business performance improvement and strategic decision-making. Support reporting and commentary to Division for OMC /P&L and Headcount.   Participating in monthly closing process and providing analytical insight into budget variances and operational performance; in particular, provides cost analysis support to the manufacturing departments of the division - Identifies and routinely uses the most effective, cost efficient and best business practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.   Conduct regular financial reviews with business partners to communicate financial performance and key business issues and provide valuable insight to help business achieve financial goals.   Provide ad-hoc analyses to support complex decision making and propose final recommendations to management and business leaders; serve as financial lead in cross-functional team environments.   Provide supervision and guidance to financial analysts as needed. Grade Level: 18 Education Required: Minimum of 5 years of accounting / financial planning and analysis experience and preferably 3 years of experience in cost accounting / manufacturing industry. BS in Accounting / Finance required; CPA or MBA preferred. Skills Required: Self-motivated and proactive, setting high standards for success; Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; Accuracy and attention to detail; Great communication skills and ability to articulate results based on audience; Quick learner and adaptable to changes and new environment; Innovative and take initiative for efficiency and process improvement; Technical proficiency: Proficiency with Excel (e.g. Pivot table, common Excel functionalities), Word, and PowerPoint; strong experience with SAP ERP and Hyperion Planning/Essbase systems preferred. 30899833
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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