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Senior Financial Analyst
Ref No.: 18-13383
Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Start Date / End Date: 10/29/2018 to 01/28/2019
Sr. Financial Analyst – Medical Affairs Finance

Job Summary
The Senior Financial Analyst – Medical Affairs Finance will be responsible for providing budgeting, forecasting and accounting services to the Medical Affairs Organization in support of Clinical Trials, Investigator Initiated Studies, Continuing Medical Education, Health Outcomes Studies and other Medical Affairs programs. The position will ensure proper monitoring, controlling and accounting for all expenses associated with Medical Affairs operations. The Senior Financial Analyst leads the monthly closing and all Business Plan and Forecasting processes for the Medical Affairs group, including the preparation of clear and concise variance commentary. In addition the individual in this role is expected to ensure communication of risks and opportunities to Budget/Forecast to the Supervising Manager and the responsible Medical Affairs Team members. The position also interacts with Program Managers as well as the Chief Medical Officer.

In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for working with the Medical Affairs Team to review contracts from a financial perspective. The position also conducts final study reconciliations, review payments, and tracking of invoices. Ad Hoc projects and requests will also be supported by this role.

This position will be the primary role for developing and monitoring the Medical Affairs Budgets and requires interaction with various functions and all levels of management

Responsibilities
1.Work with Medical Affairs Team to develop Annual Budgets and Forecasts. Apprise Study Teams, Program Managers and other Medical Affairs Team Members of risk and opportunities to Plan/Forecast. Import Plan/Forecasts into Financial Systems and provide concise variance commentary 55%
2.Ensure accurate and timely monthly closing and compliance with GAAP guidelines, including journal entry preparation and posting. Ensure proper documentation and approval of projects, track spend and reconcile spend versus budget and forecast. 30%
3.Final Study Reconciliations, review of financial terms of contracts, Payment & Purchase Order review and Ad Hoc Projects and Analysis 15%

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
BA or BS Degree in Accounting/Finance.

CPA / MBA desirable.

4+ years of accounting and / or financial business experience preferred. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry a plus.

Possess strong decision making, problem solving, and analytical skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to report accurately, meet deadlines, and work independently.

Ability to work in dynamic fast paced environment, to embrace change and foster creativity within the organization.

Strong computer skills required (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).
Knowledge of SAP and TM1 a plus.

Understanding of basic accounting concepts specifically related to expenses rules.

Ability to think creatively along with excellent communication and collaboration ability to interface cross-functionally with all levels of staff and management.

High level of Excel knowledge and demonstrated experience with streamlining data intensive processes.

Demonstrated ability to question and investigate data anomalies and follow through to resolution.