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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Financial Planning and Analysis and Operations Finance Director in Waltham, Massachusetts


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day.

Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President OCA MBCs, this hands-on leader manages the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Operations Finance (Ops Fin) groups for the OSSA MBC. He/she will collaborate with members of the OSSA executive team and functional leadership teams with responsibility for financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and monthly consolidated management reporting and analysis, coordinating closely with the accounting team. This role plans and manages processes to ensure fiscal accountability for new product development, plant manufacturing and strategic investments to achieve financial targets. This Director is responsible for developing insightful and predictive financial and operational reporting tools, analytics and systems that will help drive company decision and successful execution.

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with OSSA leadership to identify business opportunities and mitigate risks, measure and monitor business impact, and maximize net operating income.

  • Align resources, funding and timelines with SSD goals and objectives.

  • Streamline and execute robust, efficient and accurate budgeting and forecasting processes that reflect the highly matrixed and complex multinational structures of Olympus.

  • Provide stakeholder analysis and reports.

  • Enhance cross-functional portfolio financial planning tools and analytics. Predict impact of timeline and investment changes to the P&L and Cash Flow. Integrate findings into rolling forecast.

  • Strengthen and administer effective infrastructure to diagnose issues and manage progress against objectives. Provide concise and actionable feedback to all levels of management regarding performance on initiatives.

  • Participates cross-functionally in issue resolution.

  • Improve and oversee cost accounting process, financial system structure and tools to support it. Analyse cost of sales results; identify and communicate main drivers of fluctuations between comparative periods.

  • Research issues and recommend corrective actions.

  • Spearhead worldwide detailed headcount planning and manage fiscal control of new hires and related compensation.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Finance or Accounting; MBA or CPA is strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years of financial management experience, including direct report supervision.

  • Must be available to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 10% of time.


  • Prior experience in a multi-plant, multi-company manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Demonstrate forward-thinking, innovative and strategic leader with sense of urgency to address issues and opportunities.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines, deliverables and staff utilization in a fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving work environment.

  • Deep knowledge and experience building Excel models and Business Intelligence tools.

  • Hands-on, detail oriented, highly skilled communicator and dedicated mentor

  • Honest, transparent, and accountable.

  • French language proficiency a plus.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, Olympus is a leading manufacturer of optical and digital microscope systems for life science solutions. Olympus’ Life Sciences division supplies microscope systems for biological use in clinical, research, and educational applications. For more information, visit at .

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Waltham ||