Intuitive Surgical Careers

Financial analyst - Temporary position

Switzerland-Aubonne, Switzerland
Finance and Accounting

Job Description

Job: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: Switzerland-Vaud-Aubonne-Switzerland-Aubonne
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 180897


Primary Function of Position:
The Financial analyst for EU HQ Commercial is responsible for providing analytical support and financial oversight to the leadership team of the European Headquarter Commercial organization, as they make important strategic and tactical decisions, including budget, forecast and actuals analysis ($32M annual budget).
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Serve as key analytical and financial partner and advisor to EU HQ Commercial functions such as Customer Training, Sales Training, Medical Affairs, Marketing and Global Public Affairs to develop tailor-made forecasting and reporting tools (both financial and operational);
  • Collect investment priorities, facilitate prioritization exercise. Educate budget owners to take ownership of their spending and manage it in the most efficient way;
  • Prepare board-level presentations for EU and Corporate executive leadership
  • Coordinate EU HQ forecasting, budgeting and month end close activities and processes, in close collaboration with corporate teams and EU accounting team;
  • Monitor performance relative to plan, by developing and reporting key financial metrics;
  • Approve Purchase Requests (PR) and align Headcount plans with HR partner.
  • Provide bridge explanation on all major changes to support decision-making;
  • Identify key opportunities and risks within financial models;
  • Lead / support key transversal projects around general process improvement, reporting tools and cost efficiency. 
  • In coordination with global FP&A team in the US, train / provide backup for EU HQ Admin and WW Indirect FP&A analysts.
  • Prioritize requests to establish and deliver upon stakeholder expectations

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred, ideally in a finance, business or economics field).
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Written and verbal fluency in French and English
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with executive leadership.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to consistently discern strategic insights from data analysis
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced organization.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in MS Excel as well as experience building financial models involving complex formulas and large data sets;
  • Experience with financial and database systems such as Hyperion, Tableau, Sales
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • Experience in a mid-sized international fast growing company and/or within the medical or pharmaceutical environment is a plus.