Director, Finance G&A

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Nov 25, 2020
Administration, Finance
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.

I: Job Summary

Excited to grow your career? The successful candidate will be the lead Finance Business Partner (FBP) to for G&A. Position scope also includes financial modeling, analytics and presentation preparation. While supporting the G&A function as the FBP will be the primary responsibility, other FP&A support activities will also be critical, and may include potentially systems implementation/oversight, Contract Manufacturing Operations support, and general Financial Planning & Analysis responsibilities. The candidate will manage a team of 3.

II: Essential Functions

  • Identify areas of challenge and opportunity to improve business value through insightful analysis, positioning to senior management and at times developing and implementing action plans
  • Partner with Business Unit leader to deliver proactive, data-driven advice that influences investment decisions. Develop cost/benefit analysis for decision making on go/no-go decisions
  • Create a suite of analytics and KPIs to benchmark key growth and profit drivers of the
  • Business Unit (going beyond basic growth, margin and P&L metrics)
  • Draw on actual results, outlook, and risks & opportunities in tandem with active collaboration with Corporate Finance and the Business to shape recommendations on forward looking financial forecast
  • Insightful reporting for various levels/areas of the Business that links the past and present to future expectations for key value drivers of the Business
  • Oversee the preparation and review of the BU financial results, present BU financials to the BU leadership team, lead the preparation and review of BU forecasts and budgets, monitoring and raising flags to BU leadership for areas of focus.
  • Lead partnership between HR and the BU leadership team on headcount reporting, forecasting, and analytics, including key KPIs and trends. Provide guidance on overall process and timelines in conjunction with financial implications.
  • Serve as a liaison with the rest of finance to ensure that the BU has the appropriate support on operational transactions, accounting positions, and other issues that arise.
  • Where appropriate, partner with key customers and vendors who support the Business Unit and become part of the relationship management team, whether informally or formally (e.g. Steering Committee)
  • Help lead or support contract negotiations on key customer contracts, RFPs, supplier contracts, etc. by providing analysis, understanding of the relationships and leadership to result in a satisfactory result for Emergent.
  • Manage the longer-term planning activities (5 years +) of the Business Unit
  • Provide support and analysis for M&A financial modeling and analytics. Work with Accounting and Business Development to identify and evaluate potential issues inherent in potential deals and the long-term impact to the organization.
  • Help lead the integration of any business acquired which falls into the Business Unit.
  • Lead or partner in other Financial, Planning & Analysis activities that support client areas/projects. Help to continuously improve business systems to deliver faster, reliable data.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

III: Education, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a business related major required; Master's in Business Administration or related advanced business degree is strongly recommended
  • A minimum of 12 years' experience in a financial and/or analytical role; biotech/pharma. industry related experience preferred
  • Planning and analysis experience is required
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to draw on external best practices relative to metrics and KPIs that can drive value and or insights for Emergent while also drawing on external or internal best practices to improve overall FP&A processes
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling and critical reasoning skills
  • A strong team player who is able to work across multiple functions and disciplines. Must be skilled at being able to influence peers (levels above and below Director) in other functional area to opine on accounting positions and drive results.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that will allow them to express the key points in a clear manner
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to Senior Management. Must possess the courage to challenge senior leaders on assumptions and present opinions in an articulate and professional manner.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, matrix environment
  • MS Office experience is required; expertise in Excel and PowerPoint required

Relocation Assistance will be provided

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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