McKesson Financial Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

The Financial Analyst provides price modeling/profitability for customer deals, financial analysis, budgeting, reporting, compliance, consulting and problem solving support to their assigned sales management teams.

Under the direction of the Regional Finance Manager:

  • Prices and influences profitable deals across our customer base.

  • Provides front-line, on-going financial recommendations to sales teams in specific financial segments such as costing & pricing computations, regional sell profit calculations/analysis, customer compliance & profitability reconciliations, and budgeting/forecasting activities.

  • Consults with assigned sales management teams in troubleshooting methods for resolving financial problems and in deriving more profitable and/or feasible long term financial solutions.

  • Contributes to building strong relationships with assigned sales teams as well as home office finance/accounting and other teams in order to optimize financial results, accurately manage budgets and accounting systems, and gain buy in and credibility for designated financial outcomes.

  • Performs month-end close activities related to sales and margin, including full root cause identification, variance analysis and reporting.

  • Provides financial and accounting support to assigned management teams in the preparation of financial statements.

  • Change management advocate. Works with multiple Ad Hoc modeling tools in order to run the adequate analytics to support process changes and drive financial results.

  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis using Excel and Access.

Position Description

Responsible for developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for financial planning and control. Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, etc. Performs economic research and studies in the areas of rates of return, depreciations, working capital requirements, investment opportunities, investment performance, and impact of governmental requirements.

Minimum Requirements

5 years accounting, finance, finance analytics or similar experience

Critical Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of sales financial activities, warehouse distribution, financial and accounting systems (preferably drug distribution industry), government regulations applicable to pharmaceutical industry (OSHA, DOT, FDA, DEA, SOX, etc), financial systems/computer applications, SAP, BPC, BW COPA etc.

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, drug inventory and working capital management.

  • Microsoft Excel and Access.

Six Sigma training a plus.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices and systems


MBA preferred in finance or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Job: Finance and Accounting

Organization: McKesson Pharmaceutical

Title: Financial Analyst

Location: Illinois-Chicago

Requisition ID: 18008056