Financial Planning and Analysis Specialist

Position Title: Financial Planning and Analysis Specialist Department: Accounting
Reports To: VP of Finance Work Location: East Brunswick

Position Summary:
The Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist is responsible for assessing key business trends, understanding their implications, and working with the business on tactics and strategies to maximize performance.  A key responsibility will be to take data/inputs and turn them into information and output, that leads to positive outcomes for the enterprise. A strong candidate will be able to synthesize and present the data in a way that helps management understand the market landscape leading to positive results.  Collaborating cross-functionally, possessing a creative problem-solving, mindset, and showing a strong curiosity about what drives results are critical success factors for the role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Analyzes business trends and what they imply for future results

• Assessing Risks and Opportunities based on current performance and trends

• Leads and aligns financial forecasts and long-range planning processes with our business leaders. Drives business value by providing financial and analytical counsel to facilitate decision-making around strategic business initiatives.

• Analyze and present monthly performance results and develop a commentary on variances including a clear understanding of the impact on business performance historically and on a go-forward basis

• Develop and distribute reporting in conjunction with the VP of Finance that provides clear analytical results including key drivers underpinning the results.

• Develop KPI metrics and other tools to evaluate performance across the business.

• Manages annual budget processes, incorporating business initiatives, economic trends, and operational effectiveness. Aligns budget to business strategies and gains alignment from business partners.

• Performs customer and product profitability analysis. Identifies opportunities to drive revenue growth/margin expansion.

• Identifies and executes upon process improvement opportunities. Demonstrates proficiency in technical tools and financial systems (Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP).

Position Requirements:
Required: B.A./B.S. in Accounting/Finance from an accredited college or university
Required: • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of relevant accounting/finance work experience preferably in the pharmaceutical industry

• Managerial experience and ability to develop others’ desired

Specialized Training or Technical Knowledge Licenses, Certifications Needed:
• Advanced Microsoft Excel experience; pivot tables and the v-lookup function
Company / Industry-Related Knowledge:
Pharmaceutical Industry

Job-Specific Competencies:
• Excellent Leadership skills: Ability to lead a team and/or work with cross departments
• High Organization Skills; Prioritizes Very well – flexible to work on new important Initiatives
• Clearly articulates the status of all deliverables of the Department
• Finds efficiencies in Operations and Analyses, while maintaining high compliance
• Strong Collaboration, Communication, Verbal, and Written communication skills
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Demonstrates innate curiosity about the business and what drives performance

Physical Requirements: Able to sit for long periods of time

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