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Sr. Financial Analyst

San Diego, CA 92102

Posted: 08/15/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 477990 Pay Rate: 50.00 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


The Sr. Financial Analyst provides decision support to the executive management of the company through budgeting, forecasting, and reporting clinical operations and manufacturing activities, and assisting with review and monitoring of related contracts. The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis is also responsible for preparing monthly accruals for clinical and manufacturing contracts.



Corporate planning:

• Maintain rolling twelve-month cash forecast for the Company

• Prepare long-term cash projections/financial models /scenario planning

• Headcount tracking and reporting

• Gather and present financial metrics

• Coordinate with all levels of management and the business to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations on business process and policies.


Business support to Clinical Operations and Manufacturing:

• With the Clinical Operations team, prepare budgets for clinical trials and manufacturing activities

• Create and manage models to project clinical trial expenses

• Analyze monthly and quarterly results for all clinical and manufacturing activities to review forecast accuracy and update projections

• Track open commitments for clinical and manufacturing contracts

• Build and cultivate strong working relationships with CROs and other vendors; be the primary liaison and subject matter expert in all financial aspects of clinical trials

• Assist with study-related contracts for the Clinical Department for approval, including confidentiality agreements, clinical trial agreements and amendments per the Standard Operating Procedures.


Financial Support to Accounting Team

• Prepare monthly accruals for all clinical and manufacturing contracts

• Monitor all clinical and manufacturing contracts and related invoices to ensure accuracy and completeness

• Assist with preparation of quarterly MD&A




• Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent, CPA

• Minimum of 5 years of experience

• Strong understanding of the unique aspects of accounting for clinical trials and manufacturing contracts

• Strong analytical skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel

• Ability to manage highly confidential material in an appropriate manner

• Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills



• Experience with ERP accounting software

• Proficiency in Microsoft Project

• Previous experience developing financial operating policies and procedures



• As required to the office

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