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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Finance Manager in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

This experienced Senior Finance Manager will be a key member of a division FP&A team, owning consolidation of divisional performance. The role will supervise 1-2 direct reports and will report directly into a divisional Director of Finance. This position will be located in Carlsbad, CA.


  • Principal finance partner for division-level management reporting

  • Lead efficient and effective financial close, forecast, budget, and strategic plan processes

  • Build productive relationships with finance teams across the matrix (Business Unit, Group, Operations, Corporate) to drive alignment, accountability, and optimize processes

  • Develop financial scenarios and target models to facilitate decision making

  • Demonstrate FP&A leadership with timely, accurate, and value-added information

  • Coach, mentor, and develop the team to drive continuous improvement, reporting, and analytics


  • BA/BS degree in finance/accounting or other business-related disciplines (MBA a plus)

  • 8+ years of finance/accounting related experience

  • Biosciences industry experience preferred

  • Strong understanding of financial statements and financial system structures

  • Demonstrated track record of developing high performing teams

  • Robust analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills including an ability to present information to multiple management layers, up to and including Group Executives.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office tools, particularly complex business modeling in Excel

  • Systems experience: COGNOS, Hyperion Essbase, SAP, E1. Experience with Power BI is a plus

  • Enthusiasm to work as a team player and a team leader

  • Applies strong technical and analytical skills to influence strategic business decisions

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines

  • Ability to navigate and influence in a matrix organization

  • Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.