Sr. Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: Weston, FL, US, 33326

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.

Job Summary

The Sr Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis plays a critical role in ensuring accurate and timely reporting of business performance, as well as thorough and robust financial forecasts. This is a highly visible position and serves as a key resource to the Sr Director, Finance and other senior decision-makers in the business. This position demands a high level of attention to detail, strong analytical ability, pragmatism, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a broad background in FP&A with hands-on experience managing a corporate financial model, partnering with functional organizations, and creating insightful business analytics tools.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support and if needed, lead the company financial forecast process. As much as possible automating the reporting process, so more time can be spent understanding the drivers behind the variances and working to solve any problems identified. It is very important for this individual to understand the strategic drivers of the business (understand how the business actually works) and clearly highlight when there are areas that could become derailers or opportunities to the financial results.
  • Build an integrated forecast model, establish appropriate planning cadence, and partner with key business leaders to improve forecast accuracy and organizational transparency. Create scenario models as part of forecast updates to give robust visibility on the business.
  • Support and build out operating metrics to track the company’s key strategic priorities. Identify, analyse and interpret meaningful financial trends and propose action plans for improvement. Track results against budget, prior period, and latest estimates. Compare results to trend rates, outcome goals and target metrics. Provide fact-based insights into variances and trends.
  • Manage and develop financial reports that align, and simplify monthly business reviews, annual planning, and forecasting processes. Prepare executive presentations and other ad hoc analysis as required. Support business partners with monthly, quarterly or annual reports on their operational & financial results as well as other ad hoc requests that arise.
  • Conduct short and longer-term cash flow analysis and forecasting. Anticipate and flag potential variances in cash flow to Finance management.
  • Support and, if needed, help deliver the weekly revenue reports.
  • Provide support for competitive analytics including optimal product pricing and internal win loss reviews.
  • Lead development of ad hoc financial models/analysis and support operational projects that drive business efficiency.

Job Requirements

  • Education
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or related field. MBA or similar advanced degree preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project as well as experience with reporting tools like SAP Business Warehouse, Qlik, Salesforce, etc.
    • The ideal candidate will be comfortable with large volumes of complex data and presenting their findings to senior management.
    • By nature, someone with strong organizational skills, a personal focus on detail accuracy, and a strong problem-solving ownership ethic.
    • Strong analytical and financial modeling background and experience.
    • Ability to prioritize and deliver on commitments.
    • Good communicator (both verbally and in print form).
    • Experience in the generic pharmaceutical industry preferred.



  • Experience

4-6 years of progressive experience in finance

At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami