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Financial Analyst
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Illumina, Inc. | San Diego, CA
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Position Summary:

The Financial Analyst - Operations Finance position is a high visibility role providing support to global manufacturing and supply chain business leaders. This position requires an ability to be adaptable to fast changing business/operational conditions, while providing timely and value added analysis in support of business decisions. The ideal candidate will have experience in operations finance and be very familiar with key cost accounting concepts. They must possess the drive to create an impact in their relationship with a global, cross functional team.  The ideal candidate will possess the ability to frame and communicate business and operational issues and be proactive in recommending appropriate courses of action.

All About You


  • Be the point person for Engineering Change Requests (ECR’s) requiring product costing support
  • Drive the global consolidation of key performance indicators (KPI’s) such as Overhead Spend, Headcount, CAPEX, Volume, Absorption etc. 
  • Play a major role in the global operations finance’s quarterly forecasting, annual budgeting and periodic variance reporting cycles.
  • Actively participate in the preparation of financial reporting package focused on performance related to the manufacturing and supply chain organizations to the appropriate executive management audiences.
  • Provide deep insight into manufacturing and purchase activity variances with a view to helping management understand their impact on overall performance.
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives in operations finance in such areas as overall KPI content, as well as help improve forecast accuracy levels etc.
  • Interface with internal and external auditors and support overall control framework.
  • Support the annual cost roll activities (GCR)
  • Provide leadership in the work order variance review process and provide meaningful insight into drivers.
  • Perform any other tasks as needed.


  • Minimum 3 years in Operations Finance and Cost Accounting
  • Strong hands-on experience with SAP is preferred; exposure to Cognos TM1 is a plus
  • Successful track record of effectively interfacing with manufacturing personnel to identify, support, and execute on value-added ideas to improve profitability
  • Attention to details, strong analytical background as it pertains to understanding and explaining manufacturing variances
  • Ability to influence cross functionally and solve complex problems
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required; Must be comfortable working with and analyzing large data files


  • BS in Accounting or Finance required; CPA/CMA a plus

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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About Illumina, Inc.

Illumina, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of integrated systems for the large-scale analysis of genetic variation and biological function. The Company provides a comprehensive line of products and services that serve the sequencing, genotyping and gene expression markets. It also, develops and commercializes sequencing technologies used to perform a range of analyses, including whole genome re-sequencing, gene expression analysis and small ribonucleic acid (RNA) analysis. Its customers include genomic research centers, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, clinical research organizations and biotechnology companies. The Company operates in two business segments: Life Sciences and Diagnostics. On August 1, 2008, the Company acquired Avantome, Inc. The Company’s subsidiary is Solexa, Inc. (Source: 10-K)