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Head of Finance, Global Oncology Business

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Be valued as a trusted partner to the business who is committed to doing the right thing. At AstraZeneca, we believe it's not just about getting the best solution, it's also about doing it the right way - ethics, compliance and transparency are front and center of everything we do.

The Head of Finance, Global Oncology Business is a senior finance leader within the Global Oncology Business. Here, youll operate as a strategic, commercial, operational and financial partner to the Global Oncology Leadership team (EVP, CFO, SVP of Global Medical Affairs, Global Franchise Heads, etc.). Contributing fully to business decisions with quality commercial and financial advice and analysis. We need a finance leader to drive our Global Oncology financial planning, analysis, performance management, and financial controls. Leads cross functional regional business partners in delivery of Global QBR's, LTP, MTP, and TA Strategy.

Leadership of Global Oncology financial reporting including; development, consolidation, and delivery of monthly reporting. Ownership of Oncology Global Quarterly Business Review (QBR) delivery to SET. Providing financial insight and foresight to support the delivery of OBU strategic and commercial goals.
Lead Global Oncology financial planning cycles (RBU, LTP, MTP, TA Strategy, & LBE) processes including: global market/regional guidance coordination, performance targets and incentives, ROI analysis, presentation development & delivery to SET, and short and long-term financial strategy for Oncology Business.
Oncology lead Finance business partner for Group Finance, including SVP of Group Planning & Finance Business Partnering, and Investor Relations, including SVP of Investor Relations
Mentor and direct a team of finance professionals to excellent performance. Drive teams to focus decision support activities, initiate changes to improve working practices and processes in Finance and communicate these among the Finance Network.
Master's degree in accounting or finance.
Significant related work experience in accounting, finance, or business analysis.
In depth knowledge of Excel and proven understanding of MS Office applications; understanding of AZ enterprise systems preferred
Ability to exercise sound judgment and draw conclusions from less than certain data.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ability to optimally work with cross-functional teams.
Skills and Proficiencies:
Analytical, strategic and creative thinking - ability to collate & analyze data and identify key drivers, provide independent challenge and outstanding solutions
Focus on delivery - works well under pressure, meets tight deadlines, acts with urgency
Attention to detail - clear, accurate and consistent outputs both financial and verbal
Flexibility - to respond to fast changing business needs on short notice
Presentation and communication skills - able to present both impactful and easily understandable financial data and associated recommendations to a financial and non-financial audience
Finance Business Partnering skills - ability to engage with non-finance professionals and distill sophisticated financial viewpoints to promote understanding
Ability to interact with and influence senior leaders
Ability to interact with and influence finance colleagues across the globe, respecting varying work styles and cultural norms
Provide robust analysis in ambiguous situations
Strong Excel, PowerPoint and financial modeling skills
Preferred Background
Experience of working in a global organization, preferably within the pharmaceuticals industry, and knowledge of the drug development life cycle and commercial aspects of the industry
Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and liaising with senior leaders
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including oral & written
Good understanding of functional cost drivers
Use of/exposure to general office and financial systems, e.g. SAP, Business Intelligence software
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