Financial Analyst - III

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Commercial Operations
  3. United States
Foster City, California
Posting date: 15 Apr 2019

A leading US biopharmaceutical organisation with a solid commercial portfolio of life-saving drugs within a number of therapy areas have a new Financial Analyst III job opportunity at their offices in California. The company has a growing pipeline of investigational drugs and approximately 5,000 employees in offices across four continents.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BS and at least 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
  • Experience using ERP systems (e.g. Oracle or SAP)
  • Hands-on experience creating reports, and loading data into, financial planning systems (e.g. Hyperion, TM1, or BPC)
  • Hands-on experience creating reports and dashboards in Tableau
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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