Finance Director, Oncology

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 15, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Oncology business unit consists of Venclexta multiple indications (2019 Sales: $600MM; 2020 Sales: ~$1Bn) and potentially Veliparib which has the potential to launch in the next 18 months. The function of the Oncology Controller is to partner with the Oncology leadership in accomplishing their goals and objectives and to maintain accurate internal controls. You will be responsible for all systems, processes and procedures that drive the financial projections and management analysis. Lead and manage a team of Finance professionals. Reporting to the Vice President U.S. Commercial Controller.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Business Partner to the Vice-President Oncology and leadership team focused on the operations of the business including:
  • Partnering to develop business plans and execution of business initiatives
  • Modify processes, systems and procedures to meet the business need
  • Provide financial and business analysis and recommendations of business performance
  • Act as the finance liaison to other finance functions including pricing, forecasting and managed care to understand and collaborate on business issues, strategic improvements and other matters.
  • Partner with Global Commercial Development (GCD) for alignment on assumptions and transition of pipeline assets approaching Commercial launch.
  • Own the planning process for the business unit, including establishing the timing, information requirements and preparation of management review packages. The cycles include the strategic and annual plans, updates and latest best estimates (LBEs). Communicate the business assumptions and implications to the VP of Oncology.
  • Balance the financial consolidation and provide monthly projections of quarterly and full year performance. Provide an on-going tracking process on variances to the current benchmark.
  • Bring the numbers to life in accurate and timely analysis supporting management's decisions. Synchronize the financial information flow into clear and concise valued analysis.
  • Handle financial aspects of routine and non-routine projects including critical initiative presentations, investment/ROI analysis, in-source/outsource projects, business reorganizations and Long Range Plans.
  • Lead the expense planning and reporting systems / data base in order to provide analysis and reporting meaningfulness. Maintain the integrity of the historical financial information.
  • Provide financial support of various Business Development and 3rd Party deals that require functional perspective and knowledge.
  • Build and maintain internal controls in accordance with GAAP and Corporate Financial policies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA, CMA and/or CPA preferred.
  • Ability to be a strong, confident leader who is comfortable making decisions, providing advice and giving direction regarding all financial matters.
  • Must be a results-oriented individual with a strong managerial background in finance planning and analysis. personal contact is required with all levels of management, requiring a high degree of human relations skills as well as effective oral and written communications. The position requires an individual that can work well under pressure, consistently meet deadlines and direct activities on several projects at one time.
  • Minimum of 15+ years of progressive financial experience to include 5-8 years of managerial experience.