Global Sr. Financial Analyst - R&D

Department:  Finance
Date:  Nov 19, 2021

Global Sr Financial Analyst – R&D



This position is a Global FP&A role that will manage the budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis for each of the four regions in the Global R&D Organization.  It will report directly to the Global R&D Finance Leader.  The main areas of focus will be business partnering with each of the key stakeholders in the regions to help drive transparent and accurate annual budgets, monthly financial forecasts, and monthly management reporting results.  The role will also be working closely with the regional Finance Directors and Management Reporting and Planning Centers of Excellence to ensure alignment with regional FP&A processes.  The total annual spend associated to these business areas is around $100 million.




  • Prepare a Global monthly financial forecast while working with each of the regions to understand their major drivers
  • Create the annual budget for each of the regions, including the department operational spend and project level budget spend
  • Design and issue a monthly financial reporting package, including variance analysis on actuals vs Budget, vs Prior Year and vs Prior Forecast by Region
  • Prepare monthly project reports to analyze project spend by Active Ingredient
  • Assist with preparation and review of AFE’s.  Track capital spending and monitor that spending levels are within the capital plan
  • Champion the utilization of internal orders to drive reporting accuracies in project level spending
  • Support the internal controls processes in the regional R&D departments
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, while working closely with Procurement to identify the opportunities
  • Prepare financial slides for Leadership presentations
  • Monitor monthly results to ensure accuracy in the R&D reporting and compliance to FMC policy
  • Provide day to day financial support to R&D regional leaders
  • Support financial modeling for regional product innovation (PI) projects (NPV, ROI, etc.)
  • Special projects as assigned




  • BA / BS in Finance/Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in FP&A
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present to Senior Leadership
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • SAP experience including BPC and BW is preferred
  • Continuous improvement and modernization mindset
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a matrix organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with non-financial individuals
  • Demonstrate understanding of US GAAP financial statement
  • Demonstrate ability to work under time pressure