Covance

  • Senior Director of Finance

    Job Location(s) US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Job Number
    2018-23571
    Job Category
    Finance
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Job Overview

    We’re currently in search of a Senior Director of Finance for our Raleigh-Durham area. The Senior Director will lead and present monthly and quarterly financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting activities. Design and implement annual budget and quarterly forecast process. Develop annual budget and quarterly forecast updates. Develop rolling forecast for country, by Business Unit and Function Lead preparation of profitability analysis Conduct monthly variance analyses.  Partner with business units to develop root cause analysis and gap closure plans Provide status of financial condition of the business unit by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data.  Conduct financial analyses independently or as a leader of a team.  Develop insightful, decision-making analytics Develop formal reporting packages as well as ad hoc financial analyses as required.  Work with business unit financial leadership to provide support for development of financial plans.  Work with Business Leader/President/ or other top level management to develop forecasts, understand variances, and recommend business process improvements.  Mentor and train individuals associated with the financial planning and analysis function.  Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

    Education/Qualifications

    BS/BA degree in Finance/Accounting.  MBA and/or CPA preferred.

    Experience

    Minimum 15 years of relevant financial experience. Proven track record in leading/managing a financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting/business modeling function/process.

    • Must have thorough understanding of financial statements and the interface between external reporting, management reporting and budgeting/forecasting. Prior Big 4/financial accounting experience desired, not required.
    • Motivated, dedicated, committed leader with experience supervising/managing an FP&A team / business analytic function.
    • A hands-on, take-charge financial professional with strong analytical skills.
    • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation. Strong business and common sense.
    • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills required. Experience with SAP and various business analytic tools desired.
    • Strong presentation and communication skills required. Ability to collaborate across various financial and operational groups from senior management to staff.
    • Strong problem solving / business partnering
    • CRO or Pharma experience a plus

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