Job Title:  Financial Analyst I

Req ID:  36884
Job Category:  Finance

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Financial Analyst I is responsible for the financial analysis and support of Global Business Unit activities within the Company.  These activities include budgeting, forecasting, monitoring and directing journal transactions, tracking P&L performance and providing explanations, and providing analytical research support as needed.


Financial Accounting and Analysis – 90%

  • Review and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, and profit margin results, providing explanations along with performance reporting.  This would include pricing/new products analysis, trends, margin analysis, etc.
  • Review results with finance members, working to identify issues and solutions.
  • Create, maintain, and produce daily/weekly/monthly financial and operational reports and packages. Create business unit scorecards and related executive presentations/monthly reports. 
  • Participation in the consolidation of monthly close for the business unit, coordinating re-class/correcting/necessary journal entries. 
  • Measure actual performance results against forecast/plan/prior year and identify issues that require further action.  Highlight areas of business unit underperformance and recommend solutions.
  • Create Business Unit capital requests, working with BU management team, and creating business return analysis.

Duties - cont'd

  • Create and maintain monthly reporting regarding capital spending within the business unit.
  • Coordinate with the BU Controller on issues/analytics/data manipulation as needed.
  • Utilize knowledge of internal systems to provide insightful, accurate and timely analytical information.
  • Develop and maintain procedural documentation, including database creation and maintenance, data entry rules, and reporting requirements.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting as requested for variety of needs throughout the Business Unit.
  • Support internal Customers across overall as required.


Financial and Internal Controls – 10%

  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial close processes in accordance with corporate guidelines and policies.
  • Prepare and enter financial journal entries into the general ledger system in accordance with corporate policy.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Knowledge and/or demonstrated use of business reporting and financial systems (i.e. Oracle, Excel, Informatica, Cognos, Microsoft Access, etc.)

Preferred Experience

  • Strong resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen. 
  • Excel, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Knowledge of and skilled in manipulating large amounts of data into meaningful information.
  • Ability to be a self-starter; excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to work as a team member, as well as independently; ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; ability to successfully execute many tasks simultaneously.



STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  36884
Job Category:  Finance

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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