Shire Senior Financial Analyst in Bannockburn, Illinois


Global External Manufacturing Financial Analyst position is a key contributor in the Shire Tech Ops Finance team. This position involves cost of sales P&L analysis and inventory control and reporting. Key job responsibilities include:

  • Support planning and reporting exercises and provide monthly consolidated results for Global External Manufacturing product P&Ls and inventory management for the Small Molecule, Biologics and Plasma Operation Units. This includes running monthly and ad hoc reports to analyze transactional detail and research variance drivers.

  • Focus on refining global process standardization and automation.

  • Assist in preparation of budgets, quarterly forecasts and long range plans to support timelines communicated by Global Tech Ops Finance. Working closely with business partners to understand budget/ forecast requirements and provide overview and recommendations as necessary.

  • Partner globally with Shire Finance Teams by providing accounting support activities including:

  • Valuating inventory for the necessary reserves

  • Correcting BOM consumptions issues

  • Develop annual and new standard costs

  • Reviewing purchasing and yield variances

  • Preparing monthly journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Review the supply chain inventory reconciliations with external partners

  • Ensure the effectiveness of established internal and Sarbanes-Oxley controls

  • Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audit Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and two or more years of relevant experience in the following areas:

  • Strong business acumen and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of GAAP accounting principles especially Cost accounting

  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and presentation skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Experience with SAP and Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM) is a strong plus

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.