AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Business Analyst – FP&A (MEA) in Warsaw, Poland

If you’re inspired by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us.

We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. In Finance, you may not feel you're at the frontline of research but your role in changing patients' lives is critical. Our mission is ambitious and it takes the skills of a collaborative team to really deliver on what science can do and to always put patients first.

AstraZeneca’s Finance function is on a transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial operations and insight. A new operating model is being developed for AZ Finance, which includes the establishment of Integrated Finance Solutions in in Warsaw, Poland.

Role Profiles

We seek for passionate employees for roles in FP&A team.

As a Business Analyst you will be working in a team of analysts and required to work closely with Senior Finance Analyst to perform monthly reporting & accounting processes, as well as forecasting on a quarterly and annual basis, and to develop and improve those same processes over time.

The Team will establish best practice for FP&A activity across the AZ Commercial organisation throughout MEA region. Your primary focus will be the Commercial P&L of market (s) and you will work with country Finance Business Partners/ CFO’s, as well as providing support to IFS colleagues.

Your core deliverables will include:

Reporting, Planning & Forecasting

  • Prepare, validate and deliver an internal management P&L with explained variance analyses.

  • Elaborate, analyse and deliver month end sales information to BU with details by channel, distributor and country (if applies), financial analysis vs different planning scenarios.

  • Create and distribute respective dashboards and other scorecard reports.

  • Prepare periodic budget and forecast by pre-populating standard planning templates incl. presentation decks.

  • Perform necessary updates/ changes in the plan data based on the feedback received from local markets and area reviews.

  • Plan and forecast data entry support, validate data, produce report packs and consolidate data for all markets for area level reporting.

  • Provide data and perform variance analyses together with commentaries for decision support.

  • Elaborate presentations showing performance of growth.

Other role requirements

  • Assist in better business decisions by provision of financial expertise and insightful analysis to all ad hoc queries in line with SLA, and provide support to on-going projects.

  • Ensure corporate governance standards are met, taking accountability for effective operation of relevant financial reporting controls.

  • Ensure information is provided on time and within required quality (accurately).

  • Identify opportunities for standardisation and improvements across the process area on a continual basis.

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Experience of finance and accounting is required. Self-motivation and a commitment to team work are key. Personal development will be a key part of the role and you will be supported to develop yourself and your skills whilst in the role.

  • The role holder will be a qualified finance professional or equivalent, with 2-4+ years notably in FP&A area.

  • Knowledge of commercial reporting, forecasting and analysing.

  • English Language proficiency, both verbal and written, with the confidence to express clear opinions and ability to explain financial issues to non-financial management.

  • Experience of change management and building engagement.

  • Sound understanding of the finance processes in the scope of IFS Global Services.

  • Ability to work well in and across diverse global teams.

  • Ability to communicate in international environment.

  • Results oriented and proactive attitude.


  • Experience of working in a customer orientated organisation.

  • Knowledge of Pharma Industry.

  • Cross-boundary experience, including building relationships remotely and cross-culturally.

  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation.

  • Experience of transferring the knowledge.