Senior Finance Manager : PV, RA, CRQA Business Partner

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Astellas is announcing a Senior Finance Manager opportunity in Northbrook, IL.

Purpose & Scope:

This position is responsible for the financial business partnering with Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical & Research Quality Assurance functions globally, and within Japan/Asia Oceania. This includes oversight of the consolidation, financial reporting and analysis of all functional expenses. This role will summarize and analyze financial plans and financial results expenses using information submitted from the PV, RA, CRQA department heads, and from affiliate finance teams. The position will work closely with the global R&D Finance colleagues and the Finance Centre of Excellence to provide insightful financial reporting to customers. It supports the objectives of the Sr Finance Director – PV, RA, CRQA.

This role has important partnerships with R&D Finance leadership and peers, and supporting the business PV, RA, CRQA divisions in the US, London, Leiden, Tokyo and Singapore.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Provide stakeholders with accurate, timely financial analysis and reporting to support decision making, and drive business awareness.
Provide advice and guidance on the content of business performance with insights to the causes of variances. Interpret financial reports and accounts, identify and evaluate risks and opportunities, supervise while applying appropriate risk mitigation where necessary.
Identify and support opportunities for process improvements within own activities and wider stakeholders’ operations.
Develops, consolidates and delivers regional financial plans (managerial), supporting global planning and consolidation for PV, RA, CRQA.
Works with team members to enable variance analysis and adjust business plans to achieve goals while meeting financial and headcount targets.
Provides oversight on accounting entries for the close and may approve entries by the R&D Accounting Center of Excellence (CoE).
Collaborates with the Centre of Excellence R&D Finance team to produce timely and accurate financial information for PV, RA, CRQA.
Oversees Sr Financial analyst in month-end close activities. Reviews and may approve entries by the team members before submission to regional controller. Collaborates with local accounting / shared services teams and the R&D Finance team to produce timely and accurate financial information.
Maintains compliance with policies, GAAP/IFRS, J-SOX, and all other legal or regulatory requirements.
Other such duties as may be reasonably required by the business.
Quantitative Dimensions:

This position reports to the Sr Finance Director – PV, RA, CRQA, based in Northbrook.
The primary partners of this role are PV, RA CRQA department heads, affiliate associates and affiliate finance teams.
This position is part of the R&D Finance team that provides services to all the business units reporting to Astellas’ Chief Medical Officer.
There are roles on the R&D Finance team based in Japan/Asia Oceania supporting other business units. Collaboration and best practices sharing across R&D Finance is expected.
This position has responsibilities for consolidating reporting for PV, RA, CRQA through coordination and processes established with the R&D Finance Regional and affiliate finance counterparts.
Organizational Context:

Internal Stakeholders

This position reports to the Sr Finance Director – PV, RA, CRQA, based in Northbrook.
The primary partners of this role are PV, RA CRQA department heads, affiliate associates and affiliate finance teams.
This position is part of the R&D Finance team that provides services to all the business units reporting to Astellas’ Chief Medical Officer.
There are roles on the R&D Finance team based in Japan/Asia Oceania supporting other business units. Collaboration and best practices sharing across R&D Finance is expected.
This position has responsibilities for consolidating reporting for PV, RA, CRQA through coordination and processes established with the R&D Finance Regional and affiliate finance counterparts.
Specific Physical or Environmental Requirements:

This position is located in Northbrook providing support to regional and global department heads.
Ability to travel internationally as required.
Effective interpersonal skills, strong teamwork and partner behaviors.
Ability to operate effectively within a global environment, using remote communication, and appreciating different cultural backgrounds.
Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment supporting multiple projects and demands on time.
Requirements
Qualifications:

Required

Minimum Qualification

Undergraduate degree with emphasis in Finance or Accounting or Life Sciences undergraduate / MBA combination.
Minimum Experience

7+ years of financial analysis and / or accounting experience, preferably in a multi-national, multi-currency environment.
3+ years’ experience managing and coaching staff.
Job Specific Skills

Strong analytical skills and formation of data into useful information for Finance and business customers.
Working knowledge of internal controls and J-Sox, IFRS.
Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English
Adept with MS Office applications.
Experience working with enterprise grade accounting, reporting and ERP systems (Anaplan, SAP, Hyperion, etc.)
Preferred

CPA, CA, CMA, CIMA, CGMA or equivalent.
Experience supporting biopharma in a finance or planning role.
Experience with Anaplan, Hyprerion and SAP.
Experience improving financial planning and reporting activities.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Type
Full-time
Location
IL, Northbrook
Category
Accounting/Finance

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