Finance Director - Global IT at Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Diego, CA)

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Global IT Finance Director

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $42 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving sophisticated analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our distributed team of more than 120,000 colleagues delivers an outstanding combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

How you'll drive impact!

In this highly visible position, you will play a key leadership role in scaling our financial infrastructure to lead planning, forecasting, reporting and analytics across our Global IT, Digital Commerce and Corporate Strategy & Development Teams, while developing and coaching a team of financial analysts. As an influential member of our Finance community, you will also strategically partner with our global, functional leaders to optimize and lead our core financial processes (Annual Operating Plan (AOP), Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR), Strategic Plans (STRAP)).

The ideal candidate is a high potential, natural relationship builder and problem solver with a keen eye for process efficiency and optimization, as consistently demonstrated through a minimum of 10 years+ of progressive finance/accounting experience.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Reporting and reviewing monthly operating expense spending and capital spending, and identify the contributing factors driving variances to AOP and Forecast.
  • Ownership of the Global IT Appropriations Request (AR) workflow.
  • Oversight of all finance activities, including coordination with Accounting counterparts to drive P&L accuracy and control.
  • Consolidation of all Global, Functional and Divisional business financials and subsequent reporting packages.
  • Elevation of meaningful insights and related actions in support of Global IT expense optimization.
  • Preparation and modeling of business cases/financial justifications for investment projects to ensure appropriate resource prioritization and returns.
  • Provision of strategic advisory support to Global, Functional and Divisional business partners.
  • Ideation and implementation of continuous improvement activities.
  • Coaching and development of junior team members.

You will provide!
  • Partnership: Ability to develop a community of practice across our Global IT Enterprise, while leading with a service-orientation.
  • Thought Leadership: Ability to be an advocate for innovation and a digital leader for new technologies and ideas.
  • Financial Domain: Proficiency in the following areas: financial analysis and reporting, forecasting, process controls, and accounting knowledge specifically related to capitalization of software activities.
  • Process Acuity: Ability to own and lead key financial processes in areas of ownership, including the AOP, long-range strategic forecasting (STRAP), month-end and quarter closes, recurring management reporting, etc.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work cross-functionally with individuals and teams from different areas and drive continuous operational improvement in daily activities.
  • Influence: Ability to understand and translate business challenges and requirements into astute financial solutions while attaining consensus to support innovative ideas with the leadership team.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field.
  • 10+ years of proven success in a Finance or Accounting role.
More Information on Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Waltham, MA. Thermo Fisher Scientific was founded in 2022. It has 61393 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 507 open jobs at Thermo Fisher Scientific, click here.
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