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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr Finance Manager FP&A in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

This finance leader will have direct exposure to the IES leadership team. This role will be a leader in the finance transformation project which will change many aspects of the finance process. This position will also contribute to the development and execution of the annual operating plan (AOP), strategic planning cycle (STRAP), and play an integral part in aligning the team goals with the global business unit leadership expectations. This role is also responsible to provide strong business partnership support.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the effort to redesign monthly financial cadence. Including all monthly, quarterly, and annual financial processes to include month-end close, reporting, planning / forecasting, and analytics

  • Develop and utilize proactive, early indicator reporting metrics to communicate financial risk or opportunities to senior management

  • Provide financial oversight and leadership for the business, sharing insights through monthly/quarterly reporting at leadership staff meetings

  • Drive the redesign of MBR, QBR, AOP, and STRAP by the accountable team members via robust business partner support

  • Business partner to Global G&A leadership:

  • Provide financial metrics and analyses to facilitate sound business decisions

  • Partner with IT to drive standardized and automated reporting, adhering to requirements and driving better visibility across IT function

  • Collaborate with HR to support headcount approval process and headcount reporting accuracy

  • Partner with key stakeholders to solicit feedback to develop and implement step level improvements

  • Planning & Forecasting:

  • Manage change in analytics, reporting, and financial recommendations associated with global functional support

  • Manage FX and PII analysis / reporting

  • Drive improvement of finance systems and BI capabilities to provide enhanced insights, predictability, and headcount reporting (ex. scaling Hyperion Planning usage)

  • Improve efficiency and accuracy in monthly forecasting processes

  • Build out PPI business system capabilities in finance to connect productivity results to the P&L.

  • Special projects and ad hoc as needed

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or MBA in Accounting or Finance.

  • Prior experience in an FP&A Management role.

  • Excellent problem solving skills with attention to detail; ability to step back and analyze the overall business impact.

  • Willingness to dig into details and analyze variances and trends.

  • Excellent financial modeling skills.

  • The successful candidate also has very good overall business skills; he/she does not limit the scope of responsibilities to FP&A, but helps to develop solutions to broad business issues.

  • Experience in a global manufacturing organization is desired, as is experience in adoption of financial systems.

  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Power BI, Powerpoint, and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).

  • Superior quantitative and analytical capabilities with Advanced Excel and Powerpoint skills; Strong financial systems capabilities (HFM, CMR, SAP).

  • Must be able to work well under pressure, handling multiple tasks in a complex environment with strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills, able to manage priorities and workflow.

  • Ability to travel 10% of time


  • The successful candidate is bright, personable, highly ethical, and thrives in a collaborative and changing environment

  • He/she has excellent, open, polished, and proactive communication capabilities, identifying and addressing issues via an open, candid dialog

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in a large, multi-currency, international operating company.

  • Track record of developing meaningful relationships at all levels within an organization - at both the business unit and divisional level, and can operate effectively in a matrixed reporting structure.

  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel.

  • Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior financial and operational professionals.

  • Assertive, yet collaborative in approach.

  • Possess a strong set of personal and business values that coincide with those of the 4I's (Integrity, Intensity, Innovation & Involvement).

  • Believes in and demands accountability.

  • Ability to thrive and manage in a complex business environment.

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.