CDMO, CMO, Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation

Financial Analyst

Job Title
Financial Analyst
Germantown,  WI 53022
Other Location

Summary of Role
The Financial Analyst is accountable for driving results in a fast-paced environment by providing decision support through financial modelling, business case analysis and financial/management reporting.  The Financial Analyst participates in reviews of transactions, disbursements, and financial reports; evaluates financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities; and advises management accordingly to support targeted financial performance achievement.  The position ensures proper staff training and conducts key required training.  The position ensures that deliverables are met, or expectations are proactively managed towards alternative solutions.  The position works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.  In addition, the Financial Analyst exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.  The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the Sterling core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

Essential Functions

  • Provide decision support through financial modelling, business case analysis and financial/ management reporting
  • Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities and advise management accordingly to support targeted financial performance achievement
  • Exercise judgment to determine appropriate course of action and prepare business recommendations based on sound financial analysis
  • Create analysis using the Business Information systems to drive the financial performance of the business
  • Participate in financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Participate in the monthly closing process
  • Provide insightful analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making
  • Provide effective and timely financial information, thoughtful business insights/analytics and business performance evaluations to support corporate leaders’ effectiveness in creating and executing strategy and operating plans
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with all levels of the company to achieve corporate objectives
  • Implement and monitor cost/management accounting system and procedures
  • Evaluate and ensure accuracy of cost of sales and related variances
  • Evaluate appropriateness of all inventory valuations and reserve balances
  • Provide oversight for plant costing activities including material, labor and overhead standards
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials and manufacturing methods to determine effects on cost and recommend alternatives as appropriate
  • Update product costs during annual cost roll and throughout year when appropriate
  • Analyze material and manufacturing variances, prepare reports and provide department owners with recommendations
  • Perform cost analyses and develop models for special projects including free cash flow analysis
  • Provide management with reports analyzing cost drivers impacting the profitability of products and processes
  • Provides relevant fiscal information to the management team
  • An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience in the area of responsibility
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and practices of accounting, computerized accounting systems, and accounting data analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting, budget preparation and administration
  • Excellent understanding of financial performance of the organization
  • Advanced problem-solving capabilities
  • Consistent attention to details
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong work ethic and team player attitude
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer proficient
  • Ability to effectively work with employees in other departments and/or groups
  • Able to effectively train others
  • Candidates need to be competent with IT systems, and Microsoft Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Accounting or Business and 2+ years Finance/Cost Accounting experience
  • Progressive Financial Analysis experience preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Sterling values diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, past or present military service, marital status, gender identification or expression, medical condition (including genetic characteristics) or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Why consider Sterling?

Sterling Pharma Solutions is a global contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO) with more than 50 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  This is complimented by Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) research and development bioconjugation services.

We are a fast growing, dynamic business with facilities in the UK and the US, where we employ more than 800 talented and passionate people who support our customers in bringing new medicines to market, improving and saving the lives of patients.

Our culture and our way of working is what really sets us apart as a business; we aim to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers and our employees.  You can expect to be part of a supportive team, all working towards a shared goal: to deliver first-class science and service to our customers every day. 

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