McKesson Sr. FP&A Manager, Expenses in Irving, Texas

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 Sr. Finance Manager, Pharma FP&A will manage all aspects of the reporting and analytics for McKesson’s overall expenses ($1.4B annually). The Sr. FP&A Manager will be responsible for managing the reporting and analysis, annual budget, strategic plan and forecasting processes for the Pharma leaderships and Field Operating Review Committee (ORC). The Sr. FP&A Manager will lead the development and implementation of new analytics and reporting to support increased demands for financial support driven by expediential growth of a dynamic business. As key financial liaison, the Sr. FP&A Manager will partner with the PGORC members, PharmaRevenue/Gx FP&A, Field Finance teams in achieving excellent service to our internal and external customers. The role will manage two Senior Analysts.

Position Description

Manage the overall US Pharma business unit expenses budget(approximately $1.4B)

  • Field / Distributions: Coordinate with regional finance directors during planning and forecast to ensure we are building appropriate distribution/delivery expenses

  • Pharma Leadership Organization Support: directly work with the SVP’s of the Pharma business to build the annual plan and manage their expenses throughout the year including Marketing, Distribution Operations, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Shared Services, Regulator Affairs, etc

  • Prepare monthly & quarterly executive analytics on monthly / qtrly / annual expense variances for Pharma CFO

  • Work with Corporate Accounting on Benefit allocations

  • Work with IT Organization in Corporate to understand key drivers of actual and Plan/forecast

Manage Capital Spend Strategy with SVP of Distribution Operations on a monthly basis and lead the annual planning process

  • Set annual capital spend strategies with SVP of Dist Ops

  • Manage quarterly capital project reviews with Pharma CFO & SVP of Dist Ops

  • Work with Pharma accounting on D&A implications from projects in flight

  • Review Capital Appropriation Requests for DC Networks

  • On-going partnership with Distribution Operations on DC capacity & productivity analytics

Ad-Hoc Analyses

  • Support Pharma Leadership meeting preparations

  • Ad-Hoc analyses on investments, trade off analytics and AIC

Minimum Requirements

5 years finance or accounting experience including 2 years managerial experience

Critical Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Strong project management experience directly managing and leading a team

  • 5 years experience and ability to analyze financial statements, forecasts, month end close, budgets, variance analysis, etc.

  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in Excel (v-lookups, pivots, functions) and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to navigate through complex issues, interpret and transform financial data into recommendations to senior leadership

  • Experience using an ERP software preferably SAP Business Warehouse

  • Understanding of GAAP principles

  • Prior experience influencing and presenting to senior leadership

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • SQL and Access is a plus

  • Executive presence

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical industry, McKesson’s products and program offerings and distribution process is a plus

  • Ability to work collaboratively with groups from various depts and across multiple locations.

  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities to deliver results in a timely manner.

  • Ability to set objectives and goals and organize work appropriately to meet goals.


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: Sr. FP&A Manager, Expenses

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18001152