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Finance Business Partner

Toronto, Ontario
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The Europe & Canada (EUCAN) Business unit supports Takeda's mission at a regional level and as the leader in rare diseases and specialty care, we champion better health and a brighter future for patients, healthcare providers and our people.

Across the EUCAN BU, patients come first in every decision we make. We develop strategic partnerships which deliver value for society and create a culture within which our people can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our mission is to empower and enable our people to fulfill their potential by embracing diversity and creating a high-performance, collaborative working environment. In the EUCAN region integrity is one of our key values. We put patients, trust and reputation before business and this is one of the main reasons why our people choose to work here.

Job ID R0127392 Date posted 07/09/2024 Location Toronto, Ontario

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Job Description


The Finance Business Partner is responsible for providing high quality financial insight, reporting, analysis and supporting Business units and functions and ensuring integrity of Business unit & function financials.

Be an agile thought partner to Business providing financial support on all matters with a focus on:

  • Accuracy & integrity of Business Unit financials.

  • Decision support: assure meaningful management reporting combined with proactive and strategic input to help drive performance

  • Financial analysis and modeling: identify value drivers and risks & opportunities, model P&L development for budgeting and reforecasts

  • Advise colleagues regarding financial processes & systems 

  • Provide support and advice in areas of compliance with financial/ethical requirements

  • Maintain a growth mindset and challenge the status quo, exchange best practices with peers within Takeda.

  • Collaborate on regional/global level for advancement of reporting and planning processes and systems


  • Partners with Business Units / Franchises and/or other Departments as a Trusted Advisor in assessing business opportunities and risks, in developing and executing business and financial strategy, deciding upon and securing proper resource allocation.

  • Establishing and execute monthly financial review process for business units, analysing material financial variances vs Plan and expected full-year impacts

  • Providing strategic financial input and leadership to assigned BUs to drive business performance and ensure appropriate return on investment.

  • Ensure integrity of Takeda financials with full P&L ownership of assigned BU. Establish robust processes to ensure financial accurately.

  • Planning and Preparation of the periodic planning exercises in coordination with FP&A lead

  • Focusing on adding value for the business by influencing decisions and identifying opportunities to invest, saving cost, avoiding/ mitigating risks, forecasting future business results, establishing and interpreting leading indicators

  • Partners with Global/Regional stakeholders and is part of Global/Regional projects rollouts and adopting best practices

  • Act as a Solution Architect, with deep understanding of how our business works and its interdependencies, inspiring to co-create innovative solutions enabling financial results

  • Establishes and maintains strong controls and compliance practices

  • Assists the Financial Controller and the Financial Compliance & Controls Lead in designing and monitoring appropriate controls. This role also involves the development of SOPs and operating instructions as necessary.


  • Finance Director; FP&A Lead, other Finance Business Partners; Financial Controller; Financial Compliance & Controls Lead

  • Business Unit / Department Heads

  • Supply Chain and Data & Insights team

  • EUCAN Regional Finance and Franchise teams


  • Bachelor’s degree with major in finance/accounting/economics or other related fields

  • CPA or similar designation preferred

  • 5-7 years finance FP&A/FBP experience in a multinational set-up, with accounting familiarity and technical fundamentals of GAAP, IFRS

  • Pharma / Healthcare experience a plus

  • Big 4 audit experience a plus


  • Strong analytical and quantitative thinking paired with Excel modelling skills and high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to clearly present financial data in reports distributed to Local & regional stakeholders, but also to non-Finance stakeholders

  • Ability to challenge performance, drive fact-based business decisions, learning and solution-oriented enterprise mindset

  • Catalysing ongoing improvements through persuasion and engagement of others

  • Excellent business acumen, ability to see the big picture while having drive to understand all relevant details

  • Comfortable in presentations and communication with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to build outstanding relationships based on trust and through delivering on commitments.

  • Ability to operate as a flexible team player

  • Proven project management skills

  • Familiarity with financial software, ERP systems, and data visualization tools such as SAP, HFM, TM1 or Power BI. Keeping abreast of emerging digital technologies that can optimize financial processes.

  • Proficiency with MS Office including Power BI


Toronto, Canada

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