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Financial Analyst II, Biotech BU Finance

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Financial Analyst II (FA2) is responsible for partnering with service line and regional functional leaders to support the achievement of operational and financial goals, as well as establishing him/herself as a -co-pilot -, along with regional Head of Client Delivery Unit (CDU) or/and the Project Leader (PL) or/and Client Delivery leaders, in steering a set of projects to their targeted financial goals (e.g. revenue, profitability, cash flow, etc.). This role requires the ability to review financial data to provide comprehensive and in-depth analysis to support their operational reviews. The FA2 assists in the forecasting and budgeting process for the business unit in addition to providing profitability analysis at both the unit and project level. He/she interacts directly with project and portfolio leaders, assists with project and client strategy, and supports project decision making.
This role requires a high degree of professionalism and the ability to accomplish objectives with minimal supervision. Experience in supporting a controlled accounting environment and influencing business leaders is highly preferred.
Key Accountabilities:

Support annual Service Line budgeting and financial forecasting processes Provides accurate, transparent, and timely financial reporting of functional/operational P&L's and KPI's to support Service Line leadership in the decision-making process utilizing standardized reporting as developed by Corporate FP&ATranslates results of analysis on Operational KPI's and Financial P&L's into valuable insights and actionable recommendations for SL leaders and projects leaders; Supplies ad hoc analysis as requestedApplies current financial and accounting standards, policies, and controls, mitigates risk between business (service line) goals & accounting principles and controlsMaintain, produce, and communicate a relevant and impactful set of operational metrics designed to support evaluation of financial performance consistent with the Service Line being managedProactively engage and challenge business line or regional functional leadership to achieve financial and business goals; work closely with them to meet financial goals and influence financially sound decision makingProvide accurate, transparent, and timely financial analysis to support project leadership in project decision making process; clearly articulate financial implications of business decisions / choices, and provide retrospective analysis as well as drive forward looking actions on simple to complex project / contract typesFor simple and complex projects and/or contract types facilitate the monthly revenue cycle and drive the project analysis requirements, including a review the costs & prices associated with units & hours, forecasting, and revenue recognition.Ensure appropriate supporting documentation is available and that the forecast is aligned with operational plansComplete all required variance analyses for the set of projects, with insightProactively identify risks in the project forecast and opportunities to improve revenue outlookCommunicate, document, and manage these on an ongoing message to the management teamsIdentify alternative finance scenarios at project level with a high degree of technical knowledge, business acumen, under minimal supervisionReview and challenge labor assumptions on assigned projects, both volume and mix. Challenge project resource planning support, monitor resource levels on ongoing projects and suggest opportunities to positively impact project/portfolio margin implications within projectsAs required, complete all revenue control testing, SOX or audit relatedDrive process and system improvement opportunities by leading in change initiatives at project and/or portfolio levelQualificationsQualified Candidates for this role will possess:
Skills
- Thrives in a complex, fast-paced and potentially ambiguous environment. Works effectively in a matrix environment
- Partnering for Success: Understands partners ' priorities and acts as a co-pilot to guide them through financial and business decisions
- Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills; experience with financial performance systems (e.g., Hyperion)
Competencies
- Analytics & Problem Solving: Translates information into valuable insights and actionable recommendations. Provides recommendations to the right stakeholders and follows through to deliver timely resolution.
- Financial Acumen & Control: Mitigates risks between business goals and accounting principles and controls.
- Drives for Results: Develops profitable recommendations, balancing between customer and business needs and profitability.

Education
- Preferably BA in Finance or Accounting, or equivalent experience

Language Skills
- Strong command of the English language

Minimum Work Experience
- Demonstrate considerable experience in progressive Finance roles with strong analytical and partnering track record
EEO DisclaimerParexel is an equal opportunity employer. - Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: PAREXEL, Bal Harbour , Financial Analyst II, Biotech BU Finance, Professions , Miami, Florida

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