Senior Financial Analyst


Senior Financial Analyst

Abbott Laboratories
  • جدة, Saudi Arabia



This role will provide the support and key source of financial expertise to the commercial business unit of Saudi.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance.

Experience: Minimum 4 years of experience in a financial analysis / accountancy or similar role

• Ability to partner with the Business Unit, provide financial leadership, and key decision support
• Ability to analyze and interpret financial and accounting data
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to plan, implement, and administer financial information and control systems
• Knowledge of the principles, processes and standards for integrated financial analysis and reporting
• Knowledge of the impact of market dynamics and competitor activity, and the ability to challenge assumptions of the business unit leaders
• Financial analysis capability using MS Excel, PowerPoint, and other tools
• Good command of English

Core Job Responsibilities:
• Independently evaluate and analyze financial information and business trends to develop reconciliations, variance explanations, risk assessments, and solutions. Provide financial advice, counseling, and recommendation that significantly influence the decision-making process and direction of business unit leader.
• Develop and drive embedment of financial processes and tools (profitability analysis, LBE, ROI, sales discounts, etc.) for better control and predictability. Help institutionalize an “ROI mentality” across the organization.
• Maintain the bonus, pricing, discount & volume details and update accordingly based on business unit and trade input. Calculate sales volume, price, and standard margin variances of SKUs within the business unit. Explain variances based on marketing and trade feedback.
• Evaluate margin impact related to investment decisions, pricing and promotions, and business development opportunities to the business unit leaders to support the making of decisions.
• Assist the Finance Controller in controlling marketing and operating expenditures in line with company financial instructions. Maintain the details of marketing activities and reconcile to the expenditure forecast.
• Perform financial analysis on advertising and promotion programs to ensure optimum performance at lowest costs.
• Track and monitor Trade budget utilization and assure compliance with defined company accounting principles within the business unit.
• Maintain the business unit P&L actuals and forecast. Integrate all business unit assumptions into the business unit P&L and communicate in an efficient manner.
• Function as the single provider of relevant business unit data to the Commercial Controller for consolidation into FP&A reporting including Plan, LBE, and long-term innovation forecasts. Provide explanation within the business unit for monthly reports including Sales Flash, Monthly Financial Reporting, and quarterly reports.
• Perform financial analysis to support the Demand Planning function during Demand reviews & S&OP preparation.
• Set up automated templates & reports. Maintain or improve existing financial templates and reports.
• Develop professional relationship with the Saudi Distributor and responsible for distributor claim reconciliation.
• Develop sound understanding of local Ethics & Compliance policies and review all marketing, advertising & promotional commitment of funds in line with compliance and local OEC guideline.

Other Remarks

Other key behaviors which will lead to success in this role are:
• Attention to details, ability to work on projects independently with minimum supervision, and a proactive attitude
• Ability to identify non-value-added activities and modify processes to improve efficiency
• Ability to communicate financial understanding efficiently and effectively to business unit leaders
• Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the business, and challenge the assumptions of business unit leaders if necessary
• Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment
• Gains agreement from commercial partners to support ideas or take action
• Performs actions as promised. Ensures that words and actions are consistent. Presents information accurately and completely.


Category : Financial Analyst
Posted : December 5, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 4 Months

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