Senior Director Of Finance

Covance Raleigh , NC 27601

Posted 2 months ago

Job Overview

Covance is currently in search of a Senior Director of Finance for our Clinical Development and Commercialization Services (CDCS) business. This is a global leadership opportunity which sits in our Raleigh location.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

  • Design and implement annual budget and quarterly forecast process

  • Develop annual budget and quarterly forecast updates

  • Develop rolling forecast for country, by Business Unit and Function Lead preparation of profitability analysis

  • 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

  • Conduct financial analyses independently or as a leader of a team

  • Develop insightful, decision-making analytics

  • Create formal reporting packages as well as ad hoc financial analyses as required

  • Collaborate with business unit financial leadership to provide support for development of financial plans

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

  • Mentor and train individuals associated with the financial planning and analysis function


BS/BA degree in Finance/Accounting

MBA and/or CPA preferred


The successful candidate will have a minimum 15 years of relevant financial experience with a proven track record of leading a financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting/business modeling function.

It is expected that you will possess the following:

  • Thorough understanding of financial statements including the interface between external reporting, management reporting and budgeting/forecasting

  • Be a motivated and dedicated leader with experience supervising/managing an FP&A team or business analytic function

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

  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation. Strong business and common sense

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills required. Experience with SAP and various business analytic tools desired

  • Strong presentation and communication skills required. Ability to collaborate across various financial and operational groups from senior management to staff

  • Strong problem solving and business partnering abilities

  • CRO or Pharma experience a plus

  • Prior Big 4/financial accounting experience desired, not required

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