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Financial Planning & Analysis Partner


Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Finance
Job ID:  65620

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our Finance, Planning & Accounting team based in Smyrna, Georgia, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Financial Planning & Analysis Partner. 

As the Financial Planning & Analysis Partner, you will support and influence stakeholders in the respective PVUs, including Finance Business Partners (FBPs), Local and Global Insights-to-Impact (I2I), Local and Global FP&A, and leadership from the businesses.  Your core focus will be providing analysis to drive resource allocation, insight to support decisions, forward-looking analysis to highlight risks and opportunities to business results; active engagement in optimizing use of advanced analytics into the core focus.  


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with other assigned Business Partners: Record-to-Report (R2R, or Accounting), Genpact (outsourcing partner in India), Global Finance and Sourcing counterparts including FP&A, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Compliance, Supply Chain and other key stakeholders, to create patient value.
  • Ensure accurate, relevant, on-time delivery (leveraging Genpact team) of recurrring reporting and analysis.
  • Ensure that high-level budget and forecast concepts can be implemented in a harmonized way, in alignment with Global FP&A.
  • Performs periodic review of allocation rules, cost center master data, WBS settlement, and PO mapping to ensure correct ownership and functional alignment.


You will contribute by:

  • Evaluating and interpreting financial data and operational trends, to enable effective resource allocation and decision-making.
  • Leading the budget and planning process for the units with local and Global FP&A.
  • Coordinating the forecast exercises with the Knowledgeable Planners after alignment with the Finance Business Partners and Insights-to-Impact (I2I).
  • Reviewing monthly expenditures to ensure proper coding and budgetary goals are met.


Interested?  For this position, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 7+ years of relevant business experience.
  • Ability to be the recognized expert for deep technical knowledge and to manage demand from the business for analytics requests.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience/background in SAP & Cognos preferred.  Experience with advancing technologies such as predictive analytics and robotics preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to deal with internal and external communications, including senior management.
  • Ability to proactively challenge business partners and leadership on resource allocation - expenses, business cases, investment proposals, etc. - and recommend alternatives.


About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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