Associate Director Finance

Covance Raleigh , NC 27608

Posted 7 months ago

Job Overview:

  • Lead and present monthly and quarterly financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting activities

  • Design and coordinate annual budget and quarterly forecast process

  • Develop annual budget and quarterly forecast updates

  • 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

  • Develop insightful, decision-making analytics

  • Partner with Business Leader/President/ or other top level management to develop forecasts, understand variances, and recommend business process improvements

  • Develop formal reporting as well as ad hoc financial analysis as required

  • Consolidate Covance segment financial information for budget and forecast submissions

  • Support preparation of budget and forecast submission deliverables to Enterprise FP&A team

  • Perform Hyperion Planning system administrative duties

  • Review and analyze unit and corporate P&Ls

  • Conduct ad-hoc financial analysis on own intiative or at request of senior management

  • Create and distribute various Covance segment reports to senior management


BS/BA degree in Finance/Accounting required

MBA and/or CPA preferred

Hyperion and Peoplesoft experience preferred but not required


  • 10 years experience with a thorough understanding of financial statements including the interface between external reporting, management reporting and budgeting/forecasting

  • Proven ability to navigate in a matrix organization and achieve deliverables through others

  • Extensive knowledge and ability to use Excel and PowerPoint

  • A hands-on, motivated, take-charge financial professional with strong analytical and organizational skills

  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management and non-management staff as well as ability to collaborate across various financial and operational groups

  • Ability to convey ideas clearly and effectively in written and verbal communications, being able to collaborate effectively across different teams and levels to ensure stakeholders are well-informed

  • CRO or Pharma experience a plus

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