Advisor, Financial Planning & Analysis

Cardinal Health Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 weeks ago

What Financial Planning & Analysis contributes to Cardinal Health

Financial Planning & Analysis is responsible for being objective and strategic financial partners, leading collaborative cross-functional effort to drive relevant, flexible and efficient financial planning and analysis that supports our key business decisions.

  • Analyzes business trends

  • leads and aligns financial forecasts and long range planning processes with our business leaders. Drives business value by providing financial and analytical counsel to facilitate decision-marking around strategic business initiatives.

  • Prepares monthly financial reporting including variance and financial statement analysis. Able to clearly communicate a cohesive and concise story around business drivers behind financial data and potential implications on future results.

  • Creates financial models and scenarios as a key input for business planning decisions in areas such as capital deployment, sourcing, product development, marketing strategies, and acquisitions.

  • Manages annual budget processes, incorporating business initiatives, economic trends and operational effectiveness. Aligns budget to business strategies and gains alignment from business partners.

  • Performs customer and product profitability analysis and makes investment and pricing decisions. Identifies opportunities to drive revenue growth, margin expansion and a more favorable mix (i.e., driving preferred products and services).

  • Understands market dynamics and competitors. Conducts complex analysis, synthesizes and summarizes implications to business, influencing business partners using analytics and business understanding.

  • Identifies and executes upon process improvement opportunities. Demonstrates proficiency of technical tools and financial systems.

  • Serves as an objective financial steward with an enterprise perspective, safeguarding our company's assets. Ensures strong controls are in place and the company's intellectual property is protected.


  • Derive insights and support management decision making based on financial results, including ability to summarize and present complex data at various levels of detail

  • Establish use of Alteryx for Data and Analytics views

  • Maintain Dashboards and Analytics using Power BI until conversion to Alteryx

  • Oversee and validate integrity of data used for GP reporting and analytics

  • Provide data and support for Ad Hoc and deal modeling requests

  • Assist with SAP conversion initiatives while advocating for current data standards & abilities


  • Bachelors degree in business related field, or equivalent work experience

  • 4+ years experience in related FP&A field

  • Hands on analytical tool experience with Microsoft Power Suite, Alteryx, Tableau, or similar software

  • Experience gathering and documenting data requirements to support analytical solutions

  • SQL Query writing experience preferred

  • Strong Communication Skills

  • Ability to design and build effective executive-level presentations

  • Ability to work with variety of stakeholders, particularly executives

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects

  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures

  • Works on complex projects of large scope

  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives

  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects

  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives

  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Advisor, Financial Planning & Analysis

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