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Finance Business Partner

Pune Pune Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity:
Job Description
Avantor is looking for a dynamic, forward-thinking, and experienced Senior Analyst FP&A to deliver defined Service Line Agreements (SLA) of his/her role and assist Pune FP&A leadership team in managing the lean culture of the organization and create global impact through change projects that drive automation, standardization, digitization, and analytics.

The position reports to Manager/Team Lead of Financial Planning & Analysis at Global Business Center (GBC) Pune and will have matrix alignment with onshore business partners.

The Sr. Analyst FP&A is a member of Avantor GBC Pune FP&A family and partner with global leaders both operations & finance in driving various key priorities such as IOP, forecast, and month end performance analysis etc. by dealing with various functional areas of finance such as revenue, cost, margins, working capital & Capex etc.
  • This position will also actively partner with multiple stakeholders including operations team on a day to day basis to meet the ongoing business requirements Project FiT implementation.
  • The Sr. Analyst is expected to act as process champion/Subject Matter Expert of the assigned area and proactively enable his/her business partners in effective decision making by providing necessary insights by assessing Past & Current performance of the business.
  • The Sr. Analyst is accountable to deliver defined Service Line Agreements (SLA) of his/her role and assist Pune FP&A leadership team in managing the lean culture of the organization and create global impact through change projects that drive automation, standardization, digitization, and analytics.
  • This position works on highly complex assignments with extensive latitude for independent judgment.
  • This position requires strong business partnering skills with in-depth finance / business acumen, data management, reporting and analysis expertise, influencing and change management skills.
  • This role will be a full-time position based out of our office.

If you are passionate about solving complex challenges and driving innovation - let's talk!

Our organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The team:

Pune (India) Global Business Center (GBC) Financial Planning & Analysis team partners with Avantor leadership teams in driving the Avantor Key Strategic Business Priorities. GBC FP&A team enables Avantor leadership team in effective decision making by providing timely, accurate and actionable insights globally for all the markets, regions, businesses, and functions.

What we're looking for:
  • Education: Master's degree in accounting or finance. CA/ICWAI/CPA/MBA Finance from reputed universities.
  • Experience: 8+ overall experience
  • Qualifications:
    • Having Techno-functional knowledge / experience of system / ERP implementation.
    • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) of function/business and support leadership team in driving planning, forecasting & month end closures processes. Assisting Pune FP&A manager to set up FP&A framework.
    • Working Closely with Finance/Operations leads and provide insights in all the key areas of finance including Revenue, Cost Of Sales, Margins, Opex/Capex & Working Capital.
    • Prepare weekly/monthly Management Review decks for leadership team by highlighting the outliers, collaborating with operations/finance teams in understanding the drivers behind the variances, providing necessary commentaries on the business performance.
    • Actively involve in performance review discussions with Finance/Operations leadership teams and providing necessary suggestions to the leadership team on the way forward approach.
    • Assisting finance leadership in driving the key business-specific /global initiatives.
    • Take a lead in establishing Global Standardized Reporting for various businesses/functions.
    • Having Techno-functional knowledge / experience of system / ERP implementation.
    • Closely Working with leadership teams in adopting the ABS practices for finance.
    • Collaborate with other team members, identify & implement process simplifications/ improvements. Adopt the best/standard practices across teams.
    • Prepare necessary process documentation of all the deliverables and periodical review of the existing documentation and making necessary changes to ensure the latest business changes are incorporated.
    • Prepare financial analysis for various 'what if' scenarios and sensitivity analysis in analyzing the business impact.
    • Coach and mentor new team members to make them successful in their respective role by assisting them in new transitions, having knowledge sharing sessions etc.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in finance and/or accounting related fields, preferably in MNC's Captive Finance Shared Services Organizations/Global Centers.
    • Prior experience in Working with Pharma companies preferred.
    • Six Sigma or Lean training preferred, but not mandatory.
    • A working knowledge of the wide-ranging aspects of the finance such as FP&A, Accounting, Integrated Supply Chain & Costing.
    • Experience in leveraging financial and business systems to monitor business activities and aid in decision making.

How you will thrive and create an impact:
  • Act as Finance Business Partner for Services Business, understanding the key priorities of business/function and Providing insights with forward-looking analysis and initiate discussions/reviews with business partners to enable them in taking key business decisions.
  • Analyzing trends & providing proactive recommendations to the finance leadership team by highlighting potential business risks & opportunities.
  • Partner with Finance/Operations leadership on ad hoc projects/reporting as per the ongoing business requirements.
  • Assessing the existing KPI's/reports of assigned businesses/functions, identifying the gaps in current process, proposing necessary changes to business partners and playing an active role in implementing the proactive mechanisms in measuring & driving business results.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Why Avantor

Dare to go further in your career. Join our global team of 14,000+ associates whose passion for discovery and determination to overcome challenges relentlessly advances life-changing science.

The work we do changes people's lives for the better. It brings new patient treatments and therapies to market, giving a cancer survivor the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. It enables medical devices that help a little boy hear his mom's voice for the first time. Outcomes such as these create unlimited opportunities for you to contribute your talents, learn new skills and grow your career at Avantor.

We are committed to helping you on this journey through our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture which includes learning experiences to support your career growth and success. At Avantor, dare to go further and see how the impact of your contributions set science in motion to create a better world. Apply today!

EEO Statement:

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

3rd party non-solicitation policy:

By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation

Skills: Accounting, Communication, Cash Management, Excel, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, Team Handling, Analytical, Organizational

Experience: 5.00-6.00 Years

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