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Program Controller/Sr. Manager FP&A

Job ID: BH345249

Category: Financial Analyst, Accounting and Finance

Specialty: Accounting & Finance

Job Summary:

Responsible for generating meaningful reporting and analytics and being able to effectively communicate those findings across all levels of the organization to drive strong financial decision making. Key areas will include maintaining and deeply understanding the clinical trial cost actual and forecast, preparing periodic reporting, executing recurring planning processes, interacting with various functional business partners, and having proficiency in corporate financial systems.

Client JD:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain expense tracking models to capture clinical trial enrollment and related expenses.
• Maintain effective relationships with the Clinical team to ensure timeliness and accuracy of clinical trials accounts.
• Prepare journal entries to record clinical trial activity and accruals.
• Own the clinical trial cost forecasts for all ongoing and planned studies working closely with clinical operations team, utilizing a deep understanding of activity based cost drivers
• Develop, maintain, and deliver standard expense and headcount reporting and variance analysis to functional business partners and Finance leadership team, driving continuous improvement in forecasting and reporting deliverables
• Manage the coordination and consolidation of expense forecasts for all recurring planning processes (rolling forecasts, annual operating plans, long range plan, etc.)
• Act as integrated business partner with the rest of the organizations, providing thought leadership and analysis for ongoing business initiatives (go/no go decisions, scenario analysis, payback periods, project post mortems, regulatory reporting, etc.)
• Collaborate with Accounting to ensure GAAP compliance and adherence to Company policies and procedures as well as reasonableness of accruals
• Understand corporate financial systems in order to effectively perform planning and analysis

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics. MBA preferred. Targeting 5+ years of experience in a financial planning and analysis role, business partnering or other finance area, ideally with experience in healthcare. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.

Key candidate qualities:
• Experience working closely with clinical organizations
• High level of intellectual curiosity, with ability to work independently and solve complex problems
• Excellent financial analysis skills and ability to translate analyses into sound strategic recommendations
• Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
• Proven track record of reliable, detailed and accurate work product
• Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
• Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills, and MS Office proficiency
• Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
• Advanced knowledge of financial reporting, forecasting and planning applications a plus
• Experience with Workday Adaptive Planning and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) a plus

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Type: Direct

Location: San Diego, California