Associate Director Financial Planning & Analysis

Recruiter
Ipsen
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Oct 2019
Closes
13 Oct 2019
Ref
1241674885
Job Role
Finance Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
Title:Associate Director Financial Planning & AnalysisCompany:Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.Job Description:Summary The Associate Director, FP&A is accountable for internal financial reporting and forecasting in support of assigned Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Functions supporting the North America (NA) commercial operations. This position will partner and provide support to the executive level management and other functional groups enabling effective financial analysis, reporting, and forecasting of operating results to enable sound business decisions in accordance with IFRS and budget. A main focus will be on serving as a key point of contact for the consolidation, analysis, reporting and presentation of financial forecasts and performance for the commercial business. This role will play a lead in managing the overall headcount, related staff costs and compensation approach from a Finance perspective for NA and liaise with Finance controllers in other US based functional areas. In addition, the successful candidate will need to collaborate with several different functional groups, and business partners for ad hoc analysis as well as implementing systems and procedures in accordance with corporate objectives. This position will supervise two FP&A Managers that manage the budgets for several commercial and support functional areas, including oversight of work and managing relationships with business partners.The position will report to the Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis for North America Commercial Operations and will be based in Cambridge.Main responsibilities / job expectations Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:Build comprehensive understanding of all core business functions of Ipsen's organization and apply that knowledge to effectively manage strategic and tactical initiatives according to our visionInfluence at all levels of Ipsen Group (R&D, TechOps, BD, Global Medical, etc.) as appropriateLead the monthly close process with Finance and Accounting teams to ensure monthly financial results are analyzed and summarized accuratelyWork with internal Finance controllers to effectively analyze financial performance including drives of performance and potential impact of current and future projectionsPrepare monthly financial reports and metrics and presentations including the roll up of headcount, functional budgets and capital expenditures for NA Commercial leadership as well as review results to business partnersReview and prepare month-end journal entries in the areas of PO approvals / accruals and provide financial support for responsible business partners; Review financial results with business partnersReport consolidated US financial results to Corporate Office monthlyDevelop and maintain partnerships with responsible business partners, directly managed and functions managed by staffLead the budgeting and close process for key headcount related areas including bonus, incentive compensation, benefits and social charges, including variance driversCommunicate and coordinate with other departments (senior management and directors) on various financial issuesManage the headcount planning (compensation and benefits assumptions) for NA staff as well as maintain ownership and tracking of budgeted Headcount positionsPrepare and update financial forecasts and analyses and long-range projections, as required, for responsible business partnersAssist with the development of forecast presentations to NA Commercial leadership as well as Corporate ExecutivesManage 401K Plan Committee Periodic Meetings to ensure appropriate analysis of financial performance as well as ensuring compliance with plan requirementsManage Insurance requirements; Serve as a liaison to vendor(s) and Corporate Insurance to ensure consistency, best practices and optimization of servicesServe as a backup resource for Budget/Forecast reporting to Corporate (TM1)Assist the Sr. Director, Finance with key Finance operations as needed, including: Serve as PMO on key Finance initiatives, policies and procedures, training & development needsPlay a key role in the requirements gathering and roll out of enhanced finance system improvements (TM1) and digital solutionsProvide day-to-day supervision of two Finance staff positions.Engage in goal setting, coaching and mentoring of Finance staff.Support other Finance functions as needed: Tax, Accounting, Transparency, Government PricingComply with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staffThis position may infrequently require working after hours and weekends to meet specific deadlines for reporting and special projects, and travel to various Ipsen sites domestically and internationallyKnowledge, abilities & experienceEducation / Certifications: BS in Finance, Accounting or relevant degree,MBA is strongly preferredCPA preferred.Experience:10 years of relevant, demonstrated & practical experience developing robust financial forecasts and financial analyses across multiple finance disciplines (sales, expense, capital)Proven track record in leading/managing a financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting/business modeling function/process.Ability to build financial presentations for executive leadership and present financial resultsThorough understanding of financial statements and the interface between external reporting, management reporting and budgeting/forecastingPrior Big 4/financial accounting experience desired, not requiredPrior leadership experience in a corporate FP&A functionSolid understanding of IFRSExpertise in Finance and analytic tools including Excel, SAP, TM1, RDLExpertise is Microsoft Office SuiteKey Technical Competencies RequiredHighly self-motivated, dedicated, committed expert with prior experience supervising/managing an FP&A team / business analytic function.Adept at managing / influencing without authority - able to lead and follow as required and function independentlyA hands-on, take-charge financial professional with strong analytical skills and common sense.High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientated.Strong organizational, leadership, analytical and problem-solving skillsExcellent verbal/written communication & presentation skills, including to executive leadershipTeam building and interpersonal skills, with leadership presence to effectively collaborate across functional teamsAbility to manage multiple prioritiesAction and solution oriented to take ownership of tasks and follow through to successful completionCollaborator with colleagues in-side and out-side of the accounting and finance groupPossess an operational excellence 'mind-set' to improve processesStrong business partnering skills, including ability to support a diverse set of functionsAbility to navigate multiple reporting lines with differing deliverables and timelinesAbility to handle confidential information in an appropriate manner.Ability to work under high pressurePC literacy required; MSOffice skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)This position may infrequently require working after hours and weekends to meet specific deadlines for reporting and special projects, and travel to various Ipsen sites domestically and internationallyIPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.Full time

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