Financial Analyst - III

San Mateo
17 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Contract type
Full time
Job Description

Specific Responsibilities and Skills for the Position:

This R&D FP&A role provides operational support to the leaders of the Development Operations (DevOps) organization within R&D. DevOps helps enable the discovery and commercialization of therapeutics that advance patient care. We seek an individual who will be responsible for monitoring the functional units' progress against their budget and forecast (Latest Estimate). The role also requires appropriate interfaces with the R&D functional leadership team to ensure the financial plan remains on track. This role is a hands–on individual contributor role, supporting the DevOps FP&A team.

The individual must be able to lead and meet deadlines for priorities drawing on disciplines from finance and project management. The individual will manage the delivery of accurate and timely management reporting including monthly financial reporting and provide ad hoc analytical support to middle and upper management along with the following:

\"" Provide ongoing analytical support to management including preparing budgets and forecasts.
\"" Provide robust reporting and planning infrastructure (e.g. forecast templates) to be used for different functions and consolidation efforts.
\"" Conduct monthly reporting and variance analysis (BvA) and maintain a consistent internal reporting structure within Hyperion (ESSBASE) and other reporting environments.
\"" Support the R&D FP&A group in development and maintenance of financial reports through the use of Tableau.
\"" Provide input for continuous improvement in support of forecast cycles and monthly close processes.
\"" Perform ad–hoc business analysis and preparation of documentation in support of R&D leadership.
\"" Responsible for month–end close activities involving departmental accruals, reclasses and other journal entries.
\"" Responsible for monitoring performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unplanned variances.
\"" Responsible for Annual Plan (Budget) and Latest Estimate (LE) processes: Proactive involvement in the budgeting and planning process for capital spend, headcount and OPEX planning, and for carrying out appropriate review processes.
\"" Collaborate with other FP&A functions to ensure alignment of information, completeness and timeliness of submissions.
\"" Work closely with finance management to develop more integrated planning processes and systems.
\"" Provide financial analysis to support tactical and strategic decision making (e.g. input to business cases, cost analysis, what if scenarios, etc.)

Work Environment:
This person will be supporting the R&D department which requires:
\"" Ability to work in a fast paced environment, matrix organization
\"" Work independently with high standard of accuracy and precision; well organized
\"" Strong analytical skills
\"" Collaboratively–focused, able to maintain a positive personality and work well with others in a fast–paced and changing business
\"" Becoming a key business partner to functional teams by providing timely and insightful financial support
\"" Strong cross–functional orientation; knowing who to involve and soliciting their input

\"" BS and 7 yrs related experience
\"" Working knowledge with close activities and consolidations (e.g. preparing accrual and reclass JEs)
\"" Forecasting experience, particularly HC and OPEX
\"" Grasp of forecasting methods and techniques
\"" Can articulate with strong verbal and written communication skills; fluency in English
\"" System capabilities:
o High level of experience with Excel and PowerPoint
o Experience using ERP systems (e.g. Oracle or SAP)
o Hands–on experience creating reports, and loading data into, financial planning systems (e.g. Hyperion, TM1, or BPC)
o Hands–on experience creating reports and dashboards in Tableau

\"" R&D/Biotech/Pharma
\"" Experience using business intelligence tools (e.g. OBIEE)
\"" Ability to distill complexities into actionable and easy–to–understand takeaways
\"" Ability to identify and drive improved efficiency in processes and systems
\"" MBA/CPA is a plus

Company Description:

TalentBurst is an award winning IT, Accounting & Finance staffing firm headquartered in Boston with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Milwaukee, Toronto, Bangalore, and Gurgaon. Our clients include the leading social media, technology, banks, utilities, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies.
We work with 75 of the Fortune 500 companies. Our recruiting team is one of the most successful in the industry and has a strong reputation for treating our employees well and helping you find your next dream project.
At TalentBurst, one of our founding principles has been to provide our employees with the best benefits available. Benefits we have available include:
• Health, Dental, and Vision Plan
• 401(k) Plan
• Life Insurance
• Immigration assistance
• Credit Union Membership
• Direct Deposit
• Vacation pay (only for FTEs)