For over 50 years, Waters Corporation has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance, and regulatory compliance. Specifically, the company designs, manufactures, sells, and services high performance liquid chromatography, ultra performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry technology systems and support products primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. Our innovations enable significant advancements within the pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, food safety, environmental, academic and government industries. Waters is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:WAT) with more than 6,500 employees and is represented in 100 countries around the world.
As a key member of an evolving Asia Pacific Finance team, this role will provide financial and strategic support for the Region. The position of Senior Financial Analyst will contribute to productivity improvements and will fully utilize technology and tools to drive process efficiency and effectiveness.
1) Financial Accounting/ Planning /Analysis
-Completing month/quarter end book closing activities
-Consolidation of financial results for the region, including submission of financial package according to reporting calendar for Corporation and Division, and monthly report submission on Asia Pacific consolidated sales, operating results, financial position and ensure accurate and timely completion of financial reporting & analysis, with other related management reporting, budgeting and forecasting.
-Actively participate in annual budget exercise for the region.
-Detailed analysis on topline (revenue) performance for each country in the region, including the detailed analysis on pricing/discounts/margin and SAB104 reserve impacts.
-Detailed analysis on all other costs and spending activities, focusing on direct labor costs, travel, and marketing/promotion, as major spending items in our region.
-Detailed review and management of incentive and bonus plans, and implementation of new tool for such incentive/bonus management.
-Strong collaboration with local Finance and HR teams in the region & the Division Headquarters for appropriate headcount and labor cost management.
2) Business Support
-Continual productivity improvements in business processes & reporting.
-Review and maintain an effective internal control system and liaise with external and internal auditors on design and improvement of internal controls/procedures as well as compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
-Active collaboration with regional marketing team, focusing on the service businesses for effective reporting and analysis of business performance in the region.
Degree in Accounting / Finance or professional qualification
Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience preferably in US MNC
Strong working knowledge of Financial, Planning & Analysis & general accounting
Well proven analytical skills
Good interpersonal and communications skills, at all levels
Self-starter with strong teaming skills and ability to develop relationships with key members across the organization
High level of motivation and ability to think “outside of the box”
System savvy, knowledge of SAP will be considered a plus, along with ability to embrace technology as an enabler. Advanced Excel/Word/PowerPoint skills
Performance driven, able to manage projects & deadlines
Resourceful, demonstrates initiative & results-oriented
Familiar with MNC matrix reporting structure
Experience with SOX & US GAAP is an added advantage
Ability to work with highly confidential information
Proficiency in English language with any Asian language (such as Japanese/Chinese/Korean) will be considered a plus.
Ad hoc regional travel.