Sr. Financial Analyst

Fair Lawn, NJ
August 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time


Senior Financial Analyst

Location : 

Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands - Life Technologies, Thermo Scientific, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.


Job Summary: 

An exciting opportunity exists to play a key role in driving financial success within the Laboratory Chemicals Division (LCD). The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for weekly/monthly/quarterly financial reporting and forecasting across all global LCD sites (NA, EMEA and APAC), in addition to supporting Annual Operating Plan (AOP) planning and the 5 year Strategic Plan (STRAP). The Senior Financial Analyst is also responsible for leading process improvement projects, gaining subject matter expertise in financial systems, and developing new reporting tools. This position will report directly to the Global Senior Director of FP&A and works closely with a number of the division’s functional leads.


Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Laboratory Chemicals Division in Fair Lawn, New Jersey has an immediate opening for a Sr. Financial Analyst.

Job Responsibilities:

Understand key financial business drivers and provide management with accurate, timely, and relevant information for enhanced business decision-making
Support creation of Monthly Business Review/Quarterly Business Review (MBR/QBR) packages
Partner with global functional leaders (HR, Marketing, IT, etc) to analyze actual versus budget performance and identify opportunities to optimize spend to grow the business
Drive continuous improvement and standardization within the functional area (reporting, analysis)
Innovate new reporting tools that deliver enhanced analytics and produce efficiencies
Leverage system capabilities to efficiently report key performance metrics to leadership team on a regular basis
Facilitate LCD AOP and STRAP process
Perform other duties and ad hoc analyses as required

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting or related field from an accredited university
Minimum of 5 years of financial analysis experience
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; modeling, pivot tables, and complex functions
Excellent communication and business partnering skills; ability to present to senior leadership
Excellent organization, detail-orientation and time management skills
Ability to work autonomously, as well as in teams, both cross-functionally and internationally
Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and maintain relationships 

Preferred Qualifications 

A CPA is highly preferred as is previous experience in Public Accounting
Proficiency with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Corporate Management Reporting (CMR), and Essbase is highly beneficial
Experience with MS Access, IBM Cognos, and Saleforce is a plus

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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