General Information

Job Advert Title
Financial Manager
Function/Business Area
Finance, Tax & Audition
Established Markets - Affiliate Commercial Finance
Employment Class


Financial Manager

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.
Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society.
Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.
Our global vision for Patient Centricity is to support the development of innovative health solutions through a deep understanding of the patient experience. At Astellas, Patient Centricity isn’t a buzzword - it’s a guiding principle for action. We believe all staff have a role to play in creating a patient-centric culture and integrating an awareness of the patient into our everyday working practices, regardless of our role, team or division.
Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.
We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership.
Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

Your main responsibilities would be:

  • Preparing relevant analysis to help understand key drivers of variances,
  • Collaboration with regional planning team to understand deliverables and reporting requirements,
  • Collaboration with commercial leads of affiliate, providing analysis and insights to support effective decision making
  • Partnering with Functional Leads of markets and providing financial decision support.
  • Planning and Forecasting
  • Operating as key contact with Regional Planning to ensure effective planning process and manage communication within Affiliate.
  • Coordinating planning to ensure that Affiliate has consolidated view of P&L, risks and opportunities.
  • Creating metrics and tracking to improve forecast accuracy, monitoring difference to S&OP forecasts.
  • Consolidating and preparing monthly variance analysis of Actual results vs Budget and Forecast.
  • Supporting closing activity of affiliate in areas that require forward looking (e.g. accruals, monitoring open PO’s).
  • Training affiliate employees on new financial processes and systems and acting as financial approver of POs.
  • Maintaining effective controlling activity to ensure Opex/Capex expense is managed in line with budget.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Solid work experience in planning and budgeting combined with working knowledge of accounting and internal control standards
  • Experience with ERP systems – especially SAP BI
  • Solid experience with planning tools and profound Excel and PowerPoint experience
  • Written and verbal business language English skills are essential for this postion

Preferred Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Management Accounting Certificate (e.g. CIMA) or equivalent


  • University degree and relevant technical education or work experience

Additional information:

  • Full time.
  • Location: Warsaw

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.