Principal Financial Analyst
The Principal Financial Analyst is responsible for developing financial models and analyses supporting business decisions affecting the company’s profitability and success. This role will support regional and functional areas to drive execution of business initiatives, develop presentations to help summarize budget results in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format, and drive the budgeting and forecasting process to ensure accuracy and key deliverables and objectives are met. Reporting directly to the Manager of FP&A, the Principal Financial Analyst is based in the Company’s Eden Prairie office.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
·Serve as the financial business partner for multiple functions driving sound financial decisions through analyses and consultation with functional stakeholders.
·Partner with the Cardiovascular Vice President and leadership team to drive commercial success.
·Work with cardiovascular leadership personnel to determine modality level strategy and develop key deliverables for presentation to executive leadership.
·Clearly communicate the annual budget and develop monthly deliverables.
·Develop ad-hoc analysis to drive potential future growth.
·Develop annual forecast and budget targets and clearly communicate for consolidation.
·Analyze and review commission plan and distribution agreements to ensure alignment with corporate financial objective.
·Determine any ad-hoc special projects and implement tracking to segregate costs and performance.
·Consolidate regional financials on a monthly basis and prepare presentations for various levels of leadership. Prepare any additional analysis or back up that may be necessary.
·Plan and prepare meetings to review consolidated documents and ensure any follow up items are identified and completed.
·Partner with management to develop challenging financial goals, operating plans and insightful measurement systems.
·Perform a key role in supporting the annual operating plan.
·Development of presentations to help summarize budget results in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand format.
·Continued development of budgeting, financial forecasting, operating plan and modeling tools.
·Prepare any additional local reporting documents for distribution.
·Collaborate with global finance team members and stakeholders to understand business needs and develop solutions.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):
·BA/BS degree with major in Accounting
·Finance professional with 10-14 plus years of experience working in a similar role in a product-based company
·Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively within a global matrixed environment.
·Demonstrated knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, financial markets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
·Business planning and forecasting experience
·Strong computer application skills including MS Word and MS PowerPoint are a must. This individual must have a strong understanding of database and information flows to allow for report creation and manipulation of downloaded data.
·Advanced MS Excel skills
·High level interpersonal skills including effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to author and deliver presentations.
·Ability to work effectively with senior management and business partners while influencing organizational decisions
·Work both independently and as part of a team
·Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while effectively prioritizing and applying good judgment
·Demonstrated problem-solving skills, detailed oriented and thorough
·Exceptional time-management skills to meet project deadlines
·CPA and/or MBA
·Experience working in an FDA-regulated business
·Business intelligence, business warehouse, and planning tool software experience (HFM / Hyperion, BW Reporting)
·Macros, V lookups, Pivot Tables, VBA, and SQL knowledge a plus
·Demonstrated ability to apply financial analysis and modeling in solving business problems
·Ability to go beyond the numbers, consider the broad business implications in helping senior management and business partners; identify and exploit opportunities to improve business performance.