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External Supply Manufacturing Financial Controller & Business Partner

Cheshire East, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
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External Supply Manufacturing Financial Controller & Business Partner

Location: Macclesfield, Warsaw, Sodertalje, Gaithersburg

Competitive salary and benefits apply

Join us in a unique finance position within the External Supply Manufacturing organisation, a core business area for AstraZeneca Global Operations. This role combines financial controllership with the opportunity to develop your finance business partnering skills. A truly broad finance role!


As the ESM Financial Controller, you will ensure a robust and effective financial control environment across the ESM Organisation, encompassing both SOx and non-SOx units. You will collaborate with multiple partners across these business units, identify and drive improvement opportunities across the financial controls framework, and act as a Subject Matter Specialist for responding to ad-hoc business queries in accounting policies and compliance.

In addition to leading the financial controllership for ESM, as a Finance Business Partner within the ESM Finance team, you will lead the financial controllership for ESM and provide business partnering support for a number of areas including Market Access, Export Sales & ESM Distribution, Alliance Brands, and Alexion. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, manage relationships with key stakeholders, and conduct financial modelling and ad hoc financial analysis.

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Qualified accountant with proven experience in financial controlling, analysis & modelling.

  • Experience of working in SOX and/or other sophisticated business control environments.

  • Self-motivated – ability to improve controls & processes across different sites/ business areas.

  • Excellent Communication / Interpersonal Skills – ability to articulate the controls in place, their effectiveness, how these can be improved & link them to the general needs & risks of the business.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Supply chain or manufacturing finance background

  • Experience of working in a global pharmaceutical business

  • Audit background & experience

  • SAP experience

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.

Why AstraZeneca?

Join a talented global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients, every day. We're here to help unlock the power of what science can do and ultimately have a big impact on patients' lives.

We offer our expertise, and leverage exciting new technology and digital innovations, to accelerate AstraZeneca's evolution. With countless opportunities available, this is the place to build an unrivalled reputation. And, as you take your career in new directions and to even greater heights you'll be rewarded for your successes.

Ready to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and move the needle? Lead the way as we embrace and embody AstraZeneca's entrepreneurial spirit. It gives us permission to think differently, take balanced risks and spot opportunities. Apply today!

Date Posted


Closing Date

22-May-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.