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 over 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, with continuous efforts to improve the plan effectiveness and process efficiency in this regard.
-Strong collaboration with local Finance and HR teams in the region & the Division Headquarters for appropriate headcount and labor cost management.
-Proactive monitoring and management on all the activities related to the key Balance Sheet items (AR/DSO, Inventory, and F/A investments), working closely with each local finance team for closing/reporting, as well as for forecasting/planning.
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.