Smith & Nephew employs more than 17, people in countries, is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges and has a tradition of years of restoring people’s bodies through quality medical products.
The FP&A Centre of Excellence (COE) exists to deliver quality insights and performance management that help Smith & Nephew deliver the Life Unlimited purpose to our stakeholders.
The Centre of Excellence was created in to be a world class, integrated FP&A organization. We act as one awesome, collaborative team that is proud to partner the business and to run efficient processes with effective tools.
We support multiple functions and businesses and offer a range of career paths through the team and wider organization. Within the COE, the Finance Analyst for the US Franchises is part of the US Franchise FP&A team and is responsible for analysis, finance support and systems expertise to the franchise leads within the team.
Day to day you will be supporting the monthly cadence of finance activities (reporting, month close accruals, forecasts etc) and Adhoc data, information and analysis requests.
You will be someone that has a strong understanding of systems and keen eye for automation opportunities that you can apply to streamline the reporting and data requests that you will be working on.
Outside of the direct team, the role needs to work closely across Controllers & GBS. This is a new role supporting the first FP&A migrations we have into the Americas and as such will require a creative and patient individual who can support the transition by taking ownership and stepping in where needed.
Candidates with a strong technical orientation, advanced Excel and PowerBI skills will be advantaged, and prior experience in TM1 / Cognos and SAP are preferred.
Demonstrated delivering of continuous improvement initiatives and CI certifications are also desirable. Within the team there is potential to grow with a clear career funnel of upward development opportunities available for future.
You will also be part of a global Centre of Excellence with team members who can support your onboarding, from around the world.
In this team you need to role model genuine collaboration, enterprise first thinking and demonstrate a learning mindset.
This needs to be how you want to work every day. Responsibilities : Core : Prepare and review monthly reporting of financial performance, including completion of forecasts for expenses and headcount and preparation of monthly Global Finance financial review report.
Regularly review cost center's variances per GL Account and associated accruals Prepare and distribute templates for forecast and budget and run the associated uploading, consolidation and story of the finance functional budget Support ad-hoc data and reporting requests from your local and Latam / Canada team Provide ad-hoc assistance with functional and transformation projects as required.
Processes, Standardization & Controls To be successful in this team you need to want to contribute to and actively promote a continuous improvement agenda that creates great processes for you and your team.
If you want to just deliver the status quo this is not the team for you. Get the basics right - lead and do the necessary improvement of data quality and content of reports / analysis in support to the business.
Digitalization drive efficiency and insight through adoption and implementation of digital spanning visualization, processing and analysis tools Comply with information management practices - ensure confidential information is safeguarded Experience At least 2 years of experience ideally with a combination of process (RTR etc) and FP&A experiences, ideally within a multinational environment Competences Strong analytical skills Strong accounting and finance knowledge Able to work independently and take initiative as well as act in the face of uncertainty Excellent team player in multi country teams with very good interpersonal and communication skills and International business exposure Fluent in English (verbal and written).
C1 Systems Knowledge Advanced skills in systems especially Excel and PowerBI, preferably with knowledge of MS Power suite (PowerQuery etc) Experience with IBM’s Cognos TM1, Oracle’s Hyperion Financial Management and SAP systems is a big plus Automation / analytics experience in tools such as Automation Anywhere / Alteryx is desirable along with demonstrated interest in data science / automation / AI.