Sr. Financial Analyst/US Accounting Center of Expertise

Baxter - Deerfield, IL (30+ days ago)3.9


Sr. Financial Analyst/US Accounting Center of Expertise
Baxter International
Deerfield, IL

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.


The US Accounting Center of Expertise supports the Baxter US monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated close process and has high visibility access to senior leadership, supporting Baxter’s US Finance organization.

This team focuses on ensuring accurate accounting treatment, evaluating internal controls and establishing efficient close processes.

This position requires strong cross-functional collaboration with the GBU Finance, Regional Finance, Local Country Finance, the Accounting Shared Services Center (SSC) and Center of Expertise (CoE), and Service Delivery Partners.

Critical Responsibilities:
Prepare internal financial schedules in accurate and timely manner
Ensure proper accounting treatment and internal controls are in place for business processes
Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate/timely reporting and accurate/timely reporting of monthly financial data, including required GAAP/management adjustments, and accounting support
Support Operations and Corporate Planning teams
Focus on accounting related to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Inventory, Compensation and Lease transactions
Perform financial statement analysis and present results to key stakeholders such as Corporate, GBUs, Regional and Local Finance teams
Manage and prepare month-end close entries for entry into JDE and HFM – as required
Interact with internal/external auditors on SOX compliance and the annual audit process
Analyze accounting and month-close processes and propose improvement opportunities while maintaining appropriate level of internal controls


Education Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
CPA and/or CMA preferred
Public Accounting experience preferred

Demonstration of key finance competencies and qualifications and typically 3-5 years of relevant accounting experience

Key Functional Competencies:
Solid knowledge of GAAP accounting principles and financial statement analysis, including understanding of internal control requirements and relevant business environment
Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and escalate or resolve issues appropriately with proven ability to meet financial deadlines
Strong attention to detail
Process improvement experience desired
Working knowledge of Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and JDE systems preferred

Key Professional Competencies:
Self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
Strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, often cross-functionally

Additional Requirements:
Minimal travel is required (less than 20% of time)

A Career That Matters

Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about

applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who

depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access

to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.