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Cardinal Health Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis in Helena, Montana

What Financial Planning & Analysis contributes to Cardinal Health

Finance oversees the accounting, tax, financial plans and policies of the organization, establishes and maintains fiscal controls, prepares and interprets financial reports, oversees financial systems and safeguards the organization's assets.

Financial Planning & Analysis provides strategic partnership and objective guidance to business units. It leads cross functional efforts to enable forward looking, actionable insights with a focus on driving strategic value that influences key business decisions.

Job Summary

  • Reports to Finance Manager, PD Operations with high visibility and engagement with the Regional VP Operations, Director Operations and PD Operations Finance team

  • Provides financial support and leadership for the PD Operations region including at the individual DC site level

  • Business partner to the key Operations personnel including Director of Operations, Site Management at core FDCs, Tax, Risk Management, Operational Excellence, JLL, Internal Audit and Accounting


  • Prepares/consolidates monthly financial reporting including variance and financial statement analysis for PD Operations. Includes SG&A and Financial & Operational performance and key metrics.

  • Clearly communicates a cohesive and concise story around business drivers behind financial data and potential implications on future results for Supply Chain

  • Analyzes business trends; leads and aligns financial forecasts with Operations team, understanding risks and opportunities

  • Leads the Operations annual budget and long-range planning processes for various cost categories and Inventory Reserve, incorporating business initiatives, economic trends and operational effectiveness. Aligns budget to business strategies and gains alignment from functional partners (i.e., Commercial and Supply Chain)

  • Optimizes process (i.e., data quality, systems) with Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Explores and embraces opportunities for doing things in new ways. Improves processes, initiates, and/or supports improvements in work processes to increase efficiency.

  • Identifies opportunities to drive cost out initiatives to improve key metrics (i.e., LPH/TPH, cost to serve)

  • Serves as an objective financial steward with an enterprise perspective, safeguarding our company's assets. Ensures strong controls are in place and operating effectively.


  • 10+ years’ experience in a finance function preferred. At least 5+ years in FP&A roles, a leadership position and preferably in a large complex organization preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA strongly preferred

  • Healthcare industry experience preferred

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint preferred

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Experienced leader with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities

  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills

  • Change agent with ability to effectively manage and drive impactful change across teams

  • Ability to operate in a team-oriented environment and influence cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Strong process mindset and proven success in leading business initiatives to deliver large scale process improvements

  • Strong technical and financial knowledge, including understanding of internal control requirements and accounting principles as well as understanding of relevant business environment

  • Strong ownership mentality; maintains focus on driving projects to completion and delivering output/results

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage tasks concurrently; owns career and is accountable for managing own development

  • Strong financial and business acumen; familiar with financial systems and various aspects of financial reporting

  • 80/20 work approach, ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple on-going projects

  • Ability to distill insights from complex analyses and create concise and compelling presentations to senior leadership audience

Anticipated salary range: $102,000 - $145,700

Bonus eligible: Yes

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Paid time off plan

  • Health savings account (HSA)

  • 401k savings plan

  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • Work-Life resources

  • Paid parental leave

  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 08/06/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The salary range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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