Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Cambridge, MA

Posted: 10/18/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 176238 Pay Rate: $170,000 - $220,000

Ready to advance your career? Are you looking to develop your professional skills as part of a collaborative team? A life sciences organization seeks a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis to join their team! The individual in this position will lead the financial planning and analysis duties, internal financial reporting and detailed variance analysis. Additionally, this is a great prospect for an enthusiastic individual who is looking to work within a rapidly growing and innovative environment.

  • Drive the annual operating budget process, the mid-year reforecast, and quarterly and monthly tracking analytics 
  • Ensure alignment between financial metrics and the strategic direction of the business
  • Lead long-range planning activities, work with business partners, help in develop key strategies, tactics, and financial approaches 
  • Prepare of monthly and quarterly accruals for significant R&D related expenditures 
  • Serve as the finance department contact for collaboration arrangements
  • Stand as a strategic business partner with R&D team 
  • Review purchase requisitions as necessary 
  • Prepare monthly flash and management reports
  • Analyze financial statements, cash flows, and operating expenditures
  • Lead implementation process for FP&A systems, including planning and setup of financial systems, reporting capabilities, and related processes

  • Bachelor’ s degree in accounting, finance, or economics
  • 10 or more years of financial analysis experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry 
  • Strong understanding of Excel and ERP systems
  • Ability to work within and meet all deadlines while executing on multiple deliverables
  • Financial statement knowledge and understanding of US GAAP
  • Experience managing and developing a team
  • System knowledge including Oracle Fusion, Adaptive, Jaegger, and ADP
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly attentive to detail 
  • Solid Microsoft Office expertise (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Excellent customer relationship skills, must be diplomatic and tactful
  • Strong financial competence and business acumen

Nice to Haves
  • Involvement public company and major audit/consulting firm
  • Big 4 involvement 
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, organized, analytical and collaborative 
  • Capability to create and maintain a team spirit and harmonious working relationships
  • Competence to multi-task, take initiative, work independently, and use creative problem-solving skills

Job ID: 176238

Please note, our client is only considering local candidates currently. Thank you!

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