Principal Financial Analyst


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Job Description

The purpose of the Principal Analyst Financial Planning working on the FP&A team for the OSSA organization is to play a leadership role in supporting the evolving forecasting and reporting needs of the management team. Actively lead initiatives in support of the company-wide annual budget, quarterly forecasts and the monthly financial close reporting process. The successful candidate provides analytical support to management across the organization by collaborating cross-functionally to help implement strategic plans, devise financial modelling and profitability analysis, and ensure business performance management.

Job Duties

* Lead process for annual budget and quarterly financial forecasts, managing timeline, deliverables and participant roles and responsibilities, to ensure efficient execution and error-free submissions to Olympus Tokyo (OT) and Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA).


* Maintain responsibility for managing the process for accurate, timely and insightful financial reporting, variance analysis, commentary and Executive presentations.  Includes risk and opportunity identification, as well as actionable course correction recommendations.


* Identify, recommend and implement improvements to analysis provided to leadership. Regularly assess and implement processes and tools improvements that increase business impact, provide meaningful commentary and streamline production of financial information. Act as FP&A team lead for process improvement initiatives, securing participation and support from other financial departments where needed.


* Provide financial leadership to all functions by providing analysis tools that allow leaders to evaluate and choose between tactical options, define measures of success and the related target metrics, and provide reporting and analysis as to results.


* Serve as Lead and mentor to more junior level financial analysts.


* All other essential duties as directed.

Job Requirements



* Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance.


* Minimum of 7 years of budgeting, planning, and reporting experience, preferably in an international corporate setting interfacing with multiple divisions.



* Strong analytical skills and understands the consolidation of financial data for a business with multiple business units.


* Well-developed problem-solving capabilities.


* Excellent written, verbal and visual presentation communication skills


* Strong ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships across the organization and demonstrated ability to become a business partner


* Exhibits a change agent mind set and leadership characteristics to drive continuous improvement.


* Expert-level proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, Excel, Power Point and Word, as well as financial reporting tools such as Hyperion, Power BI and other database tools. VBA skills preferred.


* Proficient with Oracle, Visual or other ERP.


We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

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Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham || 



Salary Range
$55,000.00 - 126,000.00
per Year
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Waltham, MA 02453, US