Shire Sr. Financial Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts
o The Finance Business Partner will provide financial business partnering support to the Information Technology Function.
o This support will include monthly meetings to review actuals, forecast, and decision support for each ITLT member to enable optimization of available funds.
o In addition this role will support annual budgeting and LRP activities for the overhead budget as well financial support associated with the portfolio and Integration projects as well.
Finance business partner to Information Technology, providing ongoing support and analysis for short-term and long term investment decisions.
Supports the monthly and quarterly close for several sub functions within IT including the following responsibilities:
Analyzing financial results for accuracy, determining variance drivers and writing commentary for budget owners
Assisting in the preparation of the monthly financial presentations for the assigned functional leadership teams.
Analyzing and preparing accrual, monthly recharges and intercompany transfers to properly align spend. This includes tracking internal orders/purchase orders and Non-GAAP adjustments
Reconciles headcount on a periodic basis to ensure payroll and headcount reporting is accurate
Provides guidance on purchase order mappings and phasing to ensure monthly results and accruals align to Budget
Preparing explanations of significant changes to the forecast as well as highlighting key risks and opportunities to the forecast
Inputting data into Hyperion and SAP/JDE and reconciling output
Provide leadership team with comprehensive view of P&L for respective areas -
Coordinate with the IT project manager to Understand the implications of project on the run budget (ongoing maintenance support) as well as the one time and recurring project costs on the overall P&L
Manage relationships with the following teams to ensure alignment with G&A Finance requirements:
Finance Operations – Build a strong partnership and provide the appropriate analysis to support the monthly closing activities
Functional Teams – Collaborate to evaluate the financial implications of the Function’s strategy and service model; and their impact on the plan and forecast
G&A FP&A Team – Understand all aspects of the Budget & Forecast and ensure timelines are met
Supports the annual Budget, LV (Forecast), Extended Forecasts (ELVs) and Long Range Plan (LRP) processes for Information Technology:
Prepare detailed department budgets based on assumptions collected from budget owners
Meet with the ITLT to ensure understanding of their budgets as well as opportunities within their budget to enable periodic realignment of funds to meet corporate and departmental goals
Assisting in the preparation of the Budget and ELV presentations for the supporting leadership teams
Inputting data into Hyperion/SAP/JOE and reconciling output
On occasion supports the Dynamic Budget process to update the annual Budget assumptions
Leads the Forecast (LV) processes for sub-functions
Coordinate with budget owners to understand key drivers of spend trends to determine changes to the forecast
Prepare monthly presentations of the budget vs actuals for review with the ITLT
Support the team as necessary and required by the G&A functions:
Ad-hoc work as directed by the manager or the broader function
Participate and implement in the key systems and processes projects
Flexibility and adaptability to work in fast moving environment to respond to business changes and needs
Education & Experience Requirements
Job candidate must possess a BS/BA degree in Finance or Accounting.
Minimum five years of experience in a financial or management reporting position preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
Working knowledge of US GAAP is preferred
Strong System, clear presentation and sharp system skills a must.
- An MBA in Finance or Management, CPA or equivalent accreditation, is strongly desirable
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