Edwards Lifesciences Business Analyst (Controller) in Wien, Austria
Provide advice, guidance, analysis, and reporting of financial information for Austria and partly Switzerland.
Analyze and interpret monthly financial results to identify financial issues, for internal departments; provide insights
Analyze weekly and monthly trends and reconciliations (e.g., material, labor, overhead) in partnership with leaders and/or department management to develop/update quarterly forecasts and budgets.
Prepare and process month-end journal entries; prepare balance sheet account reconciliations; calculate, update, and assist maintenance of product standard cost in ERP system; gathering data and generating reports in support of trend analysis
Gather information to be used in presentations for management
Collaborate with business department to monitor SGP percentage on products and customer level
Calculate and analyze net sales including bonus accruals and calculations
Prepare, file, and process monthly tax declarations (e.g. VAT) and intrastat reporting
Respond to moderately complex questions and resolve issues from tax advisors and fiscal authorities/entities and handle audit requests
Prepare timely month end closing including statutory annual reports
Ensure Edwards compliance by applying knowledge of applicable regulations (e.g., Sunshine Act, SOX, GAAP financials, SEC, IRS) to develop explanations for internal and external auditors
Other incidental duties: Assess basic system capabilities and process efficiencies, and make recommendations for improvements. May be required to work on tasks of team members.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in or locally recognized degree/certification in Accounting or Finance,
3 years years experience minimum of previous related experience required (accounting, forecasting, planning, or expense analysis)
Experience working in an international company preferred
Proven expertise in MS Office Suite, including advanced Excel and related financial systems; ERP (e.g., JDE, Oracle, SP) experience preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and local language
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
Solid problem-solving, critical thinking, and investigative skills
Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Solid knowledge of financial concepts and principles
Expertise in own functional areas and general knowledge of other areas impacted within the business
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and representing the department on specific projects
Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships
Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.