• Poland

Job Description:

You are a finance professional with accounting experience & an interest in finance systems Now youre ready to join a large global company in critical area of our business, focused on the accounting & systems behind our clinical trial costs

As part of a dynamic, global finance team, your primary focus will be on the managing the clinical trial cost system, ACCORD (AstraZeneca Clinical Cost Online Reporting Database an in-house developed system critical to the monthly reporting process & is the primary tool for forecasting clinical study costs), the business processes around it and participate in the reporting structure reorganization in the Clinical Finance Team

You will work closely to support the clinical finance business partners who are closely connected with the study teams running the clinical trials You will liaise with the AZ Global Finance Operations teams to ensure all the transactions are correct & the Global Finance Systems teams to understand & manage the interfaces between systems Plus, work with the wider finance community & lead on continuous improvements & changes to both the processes & systems according to business need

As a unique role in the clinical finance team in Warsaw, you will have exposure to our core Science Unit areas & the clinical finance experts whilst developing excellent customer relationship skills


Your main accountabilities will include

Management of the ACCORD Clinical Trial Accounting system, including understanding the interfaces with other Finance systems (including SAP, FinD) Responsible for overall management of ACCORD system & the ACCORD helpdesk email inbox
Work with ACCORD technical support team to solve issues within the systems portfolio & lead change projects
Provide guidance & support to customers requiring changes in the system, including involvement in writing User Requirements Specifications & User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Liaison with Clinical Finance Team & Global Finance Operations transactional finance team, including review & challenge of complex month end journals and processes
Ensure the effectiveness of FCF (Financial Controls Framework) controls in Clinical Finance
To identify & implement opportunities for continuous improvement of working practices & processes across all areas of responsibility This will include development required to improve how ACCORD deals with changes to ROX & integration of new types of studies into the system
Produce financial management information for key finance & business customers & external auditors
Deliver ad hoc projects & reporting in support of Clinical Finance Business Partners, Finance Managers & the Performance, Strategy & Reporting group
Participation in the reporting structure reorganization Including process automation tasks

Personal Characteristics

Proactive & take the initiative
Attention to detail
Ability to put yourself in others shoes
Team player
See the bigger picture beyond just your role
Build strong, trusting relationships

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience


Strong Excel skills
Experience of using multiple finance systems
Experience of accounting &/or controlling activities including month end close
reconciliations & variance analysis
financial controls & SOX controls

Experience of working with colleagues inside & outside of finance
Exceptional communication & interpersonal skills, including oral & written English


Experience of working in a global organisation
Experience with power pivot and power query

Key Relationships to reach solutions


Clinical Finance Business Partner Team
GFO (Global Financial Operations)
IT / Finance Systems team



AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised

Clinical Trials Finance Analyst in Clinical Finance


Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Other Accounting
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th Feb 2020

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