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    Helsinki, Capital Area
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    You can get more information about the task from Senior Headhunter Heini Savio, tel. +358 50 322 3283.
    If you got interested in this task, leave your application, CV and salary request through the link below before 19.11.2018.


Bringing more than 125 years of expertise in the field of ophthalmology, Santen is a leading innovator of compounds, therapies, and insights. Behind our dynamic product pipeline lies a team of inspired thinkers committed to meeting the ophthalmic needs of doctors and patients worldwide.

With operations in Asia Europe, and in the United States, Santen is continuously expanding to achieve global initiatives in ophthalmology.

For information about our corporate headquarters in Osaka, Japan, please visit www.santen.com.

The Associate Director, Finance Planning & Analysis (Nordics), will act as the Finance Business Partner for the Santen Commercial Organisation in the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland & Estonia) and will also be responsible for the statutory accounting and reporting activities of our Sweden legal entity.

The role will report to the Director, Finance Planning & Analysis (EMEA), based in Santen EMEA Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland with a dotted line to the Nordics General Manager, based in Helsinki, Finland.

The Associate Director, Finance Planning & Analysis (Nordics) will be responsible for all local planning, communication, and coordination activities of short- and long-term financial planning processes with the main objective of supporting profitable growth and business decision making.

This role will require strong partnership and influencing skills in support of decision making and identification of best financial/commercial opportunities.

The position will help manage and support Top Line opportunities, while ensuring Local Selling & Marketing are efficiently planned and executed.

In addition, it will be responsible for optimizing local accounting processes and controls, prepares and presents monthly and quarterly management reports to Nordics and EMEA management teams.

• Provide strong financial support to the local General Manager to ensure company plans achievement and business growth, contributing to develop related strategies and plans
• Own financial performance of the Nordics Commercial Organisation, including the P&L closing and reporting processes in alignment with the local and regional accounting teams
• Provide detailed MTD, QTD, and YTD financial analysis, management reporting, and financial
summary for both internal and external purposes
• Lead and coordinate the development of all corporate financial planning activities including quarterly forecasts, annual budget, and 3-5 years strategic plan

• Prepare and communicate financial planning and analyses for the Nordics Commercial Organisation
• Work closely with business leaders to improve business performance and efficiency monitoring
• Provide local support for corporate support functions (i.e. Legal, Local HR, Marketing, Medical Affairs, IT etc.) in relation to finance matters such as cost control and budget planning
• Lead strategic analysis and interpretation of financial plans.

• Focus on new system implementation, on the development of internal controls and/or process improvements
• Ensure that all process and controls are performed in accordance to local and corporate regulations as well as group policies
• Supervise outsourced accounting and tax resources and manage external or internal support
• Achieve month and year-end closings in compliance with prevailing regulations

• Requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent with a strong, ideally 6-8 years related experience in multinational environment.
• MBA or professional Accounting qualification as a plus.

• Experience of leading planning processes in a corporate multinational environment.
• Experience of effectively implementing new financial planning tools and systems.
• Track record in successfully supporting commercial operations and partnering with sales departments is required, including direct interaction with sales executives.
• Supervisory/Managerial experience preferred with hands on approach.

Key Competencies
• Knowledge of GAAP and IFRS/IAS for statutory reporting and application of business planning and analysis techniques.
• Strong background in budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and modeling including
consolidation of financial forecasts.
• Ability to work on and resolve complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires in depth evaluation of various factors.
• Capacity to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills; energetic, flexible team player with ability to
work in a changing environment.
• Aptitude to work independently as well as collaboratively across functions.
• Demonstrated capability to influence and drive the business – Be the General Manager co-pilot
• Continuous improvement orientation
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (fluency in English, Finnish, Swedish a plus). Facility to communicate effectively with non-financial managers and all levels of personnel up to senior executive level.
• IT savvy: Microsoft Office tools (mainly Excel & Power point), SAP ERP.

You can get more information about the task from Senior Headhunter Heini Savio, tel. +358 50 322 3283.
If you got interested in this task, leave your application, CV and salary request through the link below before 19.11.2018.

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