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Financial Analyst and Process Specialist (Finance Excellence Partner) 

Nairobi, Kenya
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Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Description: Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan
Job Description


  • The Financial Analyst and Process Specialist is instrumental in transforming finance into a more efficient, effective, and networked organisation that maximises impact on the business and customer journey. 
  • As a Financial Analyst and Process Specialist, you collaborate with Diagnostics Commercial Finance colleagues across countries in a networked team, to streamline finance operations by simplifying, standardising, and utilising insights for better decision-making. You also collaborate closely with Finance Enterprise Partners, as well as other finance colleagues across the global Roche finance environment and other stakeholders across the organisation. You contribute to fostering a culture of innovation & experimentation (explore digital finance, AI) and drive automation and digitalization across finance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the transition of affiliate focused finance operations towards an above country-cluster level 
  • Identify and analyse opportunities for efficiency gains, promoting continuous improvement through standardised processes and tasks in order to be brilliant at the basic
  • Identify and implement best and efficient processes within the relevant cluster
  • Proactive support in cleaning and aligning of master data in collaboration with master data owners (eg. Commercial Finance & Supply Chain)
  • Be the liaison to various stakeholders across the global Roche finance environment 
  • Leverage technology & automation to drive digitalization
  • Embrace & champion networked ways of working 
  • Participate in squads and cross-chapter teams to address high-priority projects with end-to-end responsibility.
  • Work closely with Finance Enterprise Partners to enable better customer experience and business impact along the customer journey
  • Explore and apply new technologies in the fields of automation and AI

Skills and Competencies

  • Solid understanding of management and financial accounting, as well as affiliate finance processes.
  • Demonstrated  problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, and a growth mindset.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a networked environment, cross-departments, stakeholders and geographies. 
  • Actively seeking input and building relationships with other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
  • Capability and desire to work across affiliates, subregions, and regions with an enterprise perspective with an agile mindset
  • Experience navigating and working in networks across geographies, business and roles / self organised teams
  • Robust analytical skills, including business process improvement expertise.
  • A strong business understanding to drive innovation effectively.
  • An inclusive and collaborative approach to how you work
  • Growth mindset and living the Roche Operating Principles
  • English language written and spoken

You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following experience and education:

  • Required Qualification: University degree or equivalent; preferably in a finance/accounting field.
  • Required Experience: 2 – 3 years’ financial controlling experience. CIMA would be advantageous
  • SAP experience is an asset.
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
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