R&D Controller

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare.  For everyone. Everywhere.


We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our global team as an R&D Controller, who would be responsible for Global R&D Consolidation, planning, forecasting and analysis.


Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing. Our portfolio, spanning from in-vitro and in-vivo diagnostics to image-guided therapy and innovative cancer care, is crucial for clinical decision-making and treatment pathways.


Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world.  We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success. Check our Careers Site at

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career. As an R&D Controller, you will be responsible for:

  • Initiate, execute, and evaluate effectiveness of planning, analysis and reporting activities within the business area
  • Partner and/or lead cross-functional teams for strategic and tactical decision making through best in class, data-driven analytics
  • Be a lead role in generating financial insights in the monthly/quarter global results, with focus on R&D spend and resource allocations
  • Be responsible for coordinating the BU’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial cadence (forecasting, actual reporting and analysis, budgeting, strategic planning) for the POC R&D function
  • Provide key presentations on financial status at various management team meetings

This position may suit you best if you are familiar with what is below, and would like to do develop your career with Healthineers:

  • Guiding the analysis of financial results to determine accuracy and completeness of information.
  • Developing various financial reports and reviews with management on financial plans and budgets. Specific tasks include determining and discussing financial analysis at very complex levels including rate of return, depreciation, working capital, investments, budgeting, and financial and expense performance comparisons.
  • Guiding and maintaining conformance to IFRS requirements, and coordinate with auditors
  • Driving and optimizing monthly forecast process and making recommendations to management about specific actions needed to deliver on targets using data-driven decision-making process, aligning organization and collaborating with stakeholders on a monthly basis to implement targeted performance improvement. Specific analytics include monthly forecast and actual variances, gathering and evaluating key project activities and status impacting forecasts to senior management team.
  • Acting as a world-wide Controller / Financial partner for POC R&D to establish and drive attainment of R&D, cash flow and productivity targets.  Areas of management include driving R&D annual budget process and 5-year strategic plan. Report global R&D results to internal finance team and external cross-functional groups within Siemens Healthineers.
  • Conducting Financial Project Plans for ongoing and new R&D projects
  • Conducting Quarterly ASTAR reporting and compliance certification.
  • Conducting Quarterly R&D tax surveys and compliance.
  • Maintaining functional independence and provide a controlling function with proactive communication and analysis to the BU

Required skills to have for the success of this role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business or related field of study
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive analytical and controlling experience, with demonstrated career progression in a similar environment.
  • Approximately 10% travel required. 

Additional Competencies:

  • Ability to distill business processes and results into actionable information for senior leadership, very strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to analyze as well as organize and quality orientation is a main requirement for the controlling area. Arranging and balancing activities to comply with various tasks and due dates is also key requirement
  • Very good communication and networking skills, result and quality orientation as well as a pro-active attitude, including an appropriate intercultural sensitivity and ability to establish virtual networks across cultures and locations.
  • Excellent team player: Ability to manage horizontal teams and lead cross-functional effort. Have worked with cross functional disciplines and coordination of business operations, finance, accounting, audit and external personnel across various levels
  • Knowledge and experience in project management. Strong attention to detail and strong analytical ability
  • Displays excellent business acumen and understanding of complex organizational structures, reporting structures & process and the budget and forecast process.
  • Strong systems skill in SAP, expert Excel and PowerPoint capabilities.
  • Knowledge and experience in project management. Strong attention to detail and strong analytical ability
  • SAP experience, including SAP BW (Data Warehouse reporting).
  • Be well versed with Healthcare R&D developmental methodology and requirements.
  • Understand and apply the concept of intangible capitalization of development projects and its impact on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash flow Statement
  • Display ability to optimize and standardize process workflows and have a track record of driving business improvements based on prior experience.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Capabilities for the role:

  • Master’s Degree, MBA, CPA or equivalent
  • Preference towards candidates that have worked in an international business setting and have experiences working and communicating with multiple cultures
  • Strong experience with data analytics tools (Alteryx, Qlik, Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
  • Experience in Healthcare business and having a good understanding of Healthcare Industry dynamics, with a special focus on healthcare diagnostics

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires by their start date, except where prohibited by state law.  Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons.  If you choose to submit an accommodation request it should be submitted within 3 business days of receiving a verbal offer.  Details on how to submit approval will be provided by your recruiter.  An accommodation approval must be confirmed prior to your start date.  A start date cannot be confirmed until the accommodation has been reviewed.  An accommodation is based on your role.  If you are a currently a Siemens Healthineers employee with an existing approved accommodation, it will need to be re-evaluated prior to starting a new role.

At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  

To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.

If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at

If you wish to find out more about the specific before applying, please visit: 

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities. Why you’ll love working for Siemens Healthineers

  • Be part of exciting and innovative projects that help solve some of the world’s most significant health problems.
  • Engaging, challenging, and fast evolving, cutting edge technological environment.
  • Opportunities to advance your career.
  • Competitive total rewards package.
  • Contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education and technology, and sustainability, making a positive impact on communities.
  • Participate in our celebrations and social events.
  • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them!
  • Employee perks and discounts.

We are globally recognized as an Employer of Choice, but don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of our most recent awards and recognition:

  • Great Place to Work Certified 2021
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality
  • Best for Vets Employers by Military Times
  • Glassdoor Employer Rating: 4.0


Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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