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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
The Senior Financial Analyst will provide financial business partnering support to the Corporate Functions. This support will include monthly management reporting, the analysis of actual results and drivers of variances as well as the preparation of budgets, forecasts (LVs) and long range plan. In addition the role is to provide decision support and analytical support to the functions.
50% of Time:
Finance business partner to the Corporate functions, providing day-to-day support and analysis for short-term and long term investment decisions. These functions include CEO Office, Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Compliance and Risk Management (CRM), Corporate Communications, Corporate Development and Procurement
Supports the monthly and quarterly close for the above functions. This includes:
Analyzing financial results for accuracy, determining variance drivers and writing commentary for budget owners
Assisting in the preparation of the monthly financial presentations for the assigned functional leadership teams.
Analyzing and preparing accrual, monthly recharges and intercompany transfers to properly align spend. This includes tracking internal orders/purchase orders and Non-GAAP adjustments
Reconciles headcount on a periodic basis to ensure payroll and headcount reporting is accurate
Provides guidance on purchase order mappings and phasing to ensure monthly results and accruals align to Budget
Work with business customer, finance Operations and external vendors to reconcile issues
For the Forecast (LVs) processes:
Coordinate with budget owners to understand key drivers of spend trends to determine changes to the forecast
Preparing explanations of significant changes to the forecast as well as highlighting key risks and opportunities to the forecast
Inputting data into Hyperion and SAP/JDE and reconciling output
30% of Time
Supports the annual Budget, Extended Forecasts (ELVs) and Long Range Plan (LRP) processes for the Corporate functional areas including:
Provide meaningful forward looking direction to the business
Prepare detailed department budgets based on assumptions collected from budget owners
Develop key scenarios and identify risks, uncertainties and work with business to develop potential mitigation plans
Assisting in the preparation of the Budget and ELV presentations for the supporting leadership teams
Inputting data in to Hyperion/SAP/JDE and reconciling output
On occasion supports the Dynamic Budget process to update the annual Budget assumptions
20% of Time
Provides Finance support to other Corporate Functions areas as needed, including preparing monthly reporting, supporting the monthly close process and preparing forecast, budgets and long range plans
Support finance or business related projects. Examples include:
Support integration related requests as needed
Supporting tracking and reporting on financial Target objectives
Automating and improving management reporting and budget processes to increase efficiencies
Ad hoc analyses
Education & Experience Requirements:
Bachelor s Degree in Finance or accounting minimum of five years of experience in an Accounting and Finance role is required
Experience with management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting is strongly required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products, including advanced Excel modeling skills and creating professional presentations is required.
Experience with Hyperion or SAP/JDE tools is required
Pharmaceutical experience is desired but not essential
Key Skills and Competencies:
Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:
Leadership Behaviors:
Be Positive
Be Accountable
Be Results Oriented
Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others
Complexity and Problem Solving:
Good logical mind to analyze the situation and providing clear and concise solutions
Internal and External Contacts:
Corporate Functions Leadership teams and External Vendors/Auditors
Travel Required:
Minimal (less than 10%) but as needed for business
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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