Specialist, Planning & Analysis

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Aug 31, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


The position is responsible for the preparation of various reports and analyses of company financial and operating performance data. It also provides support to management, cost center owners, R&D functions, and project managers throughout the forecasting, budgeting, and planning processes. This position is located in Redwood City, CA.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provide information to management and assist cost centers, R&D functions, project managers during budgeting, planning (long and short range), and forecasting process
  • Maintain accounts/coding in TM1, review SAP, and provide user training on IFP system
  • Analyze variance and key operating statistics and prepare reconciliation vs. budget, actual, forecast, and prior year's results
  • Maintain and enhance financial models used for forecasts and strategic initiatives
  • Work on projects independently; improve processes in Financial Accounting; streamline work volume through automation
  • Prepare presentations for senior management, executive management, and various third parties
  • Complete special projects and non-routine assignments as may be required by management
  • Maintain job related knowledge and skills through continuing education and job development

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • CPA/MBA helpful but not required
  • 2-4 years of experience in finance or accounting
  • Planning and analysis experience, especially in Biotech/pharma industry is preferred
  • Experience working in a matrix environment is a plus
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP and financial statements
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Experience with financial systems (SAP preferred)
  • Ability to work at both detailed analytical level and at summary level on projects and assignments with speed and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize various projects and requests, which may be in progress simultaneously
  • Effective oral and written communication

  • There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • This information is available upon request from the candidate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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