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Senior Financial Analyst

Neuchâtel, Switzerland


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Senior Financial Analyst

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Job ID SR0040224 Date posted 08/21/2019 Location Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.

Senior Financial Analyst

Takeda’s Neuchâtel Finance team is looking for a highly motivated Senior Financial Analyst.

As Senior Financial Analyst within the Finance department you will be responsible for running the Manufacturing Accounting & Fixed Assets cycles.

Your mission

As Senior Financial Analyst you will report directly to the Cost Accounting Lead and be responsible for the financial aspect of our manufacturing activities and capital expenditures.

This role also supports our main stakeholders (internal and external) from a technical finance perspective.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Manufacturing Accounting

Monthly Close

  • Review of inventory movements and manage inventory reserves
  • Process manufacturing transactions: spending and other manufacturing variances, roll out


  • Reporting to Corporate: Site performance, inventory reports, product loss...
  • Ensure the accuracy of the financial information and provide explanation for financials

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Support the planning processes (budget, forecasts …) in collaboration with business key partners, cost center managers and project leaders: assumptions, data collection and consolidation, presentation
  • Development of standard costs for manufactured products
  • Monthly analysis of major variances to Budget/Forecasts: spending, manufacturing variances, inventory

Internal Controls

  • Ensure compliance with company policies, internal procedures and applicable Sarbanes-Oxley requirements


Monthly Activities

  • Process capex transactions: Depreciations, transfers, disposals …
  • CPA submission in FAWE: preparation with Project Leaders, financial data management, calculation of economics, submission and follow-up in submission tool
  • Review of the spending and timely booking of accruals


  • Ensure the accuracy of the financial information provided to Corporate and provide explanation for variances
  • Preparation of reporting to Corporate and local management (monthly / quarterly / yearly reports)

Internal Controls

  • Ensure compliance with company policies, internal procedures and applicable Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Organize and ensure integrity of annual physical count

Required Skills

  • Education in Finance or Economics and/or a professional accounting certification (CPA or equivalent)
  • +5 years of financial experience in a multinational company
  • Previous experience with cost accounting, inventory valuation and financial planning
  • Clear understanding of the key aspects of financial controls (especially S-Ox)
  • Excellent IT skills, good experience with JDE or SAP
  • English and French (communication with all levels of the Plant and with Corporate)
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Good interpersonal and presentation/communication skills; capacity to interact with others

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