Senior Specialist Financial Planning & Analysis Job

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Rome, IT

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Requisition ID: FIN002384

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Specialist, Financial Planning & Analysis to join our Italy FP&A Team.
Reporting to the FP&A Lead, this position will closely work with the regional and market finance teams.
She/he will be the key contact for the assigned Business Unit, working closely with Senior Leaders and providing high quality business support to the organization. 
The position is based in Rome.

Responsibilities include:
  • Partner with the different stakeholders within the organization to assist with financial information and data analysis
  • Support the yearly budget & quarterly forecast cycles including analysis and consolidation of information at Local Market level
  • Support the financial monthly closing to ensure sales & expenses are properly recorded and analyze and report variances vs budget, forecasts and prior period actuals
  • Assist in preparation of Business Review presentations
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reporting to Finance and Senior Management
  • Maintain the Financial Planning & Reporting tools, reconcile to sources of data and create new reporting capabilities according to the business information needs
  • Perform various ad-hoc analyses for Finance and Senior Management


  • BSc or MSc in Accounting and Finance
  • 5+ years related experience within “Finance & Controlling” area
  • Advanced analytical skills & methodical approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills & problem solving attitude
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Tenacious, enthusiastic personality
  • Attitude to work in an international environment and capacity to build strong relationships with all stakeholders
  • Fluent in Italian and English

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life. 

Job: Financial Analysis
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

Job Segment: Medical, Financial, Data Analyst, Animal Health, Healthcare, Finance, Data, Veterinary

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