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Senior Financial Analyst, R&D Finance

Location: HQ: Cambridge
Job Code: 622
# of Openings: 1


Functional area: Finance


Position description:

The Sr. Financial Analyst, R&D Finance will be an integral member of Ironwood’s financial planning and analysis team, imbedded within the company’s R&D organization. The successful candidate will partner with multiple business leaders across the company to assess functional needs and proactively leverage subject matter expertise to analyze, identify and share opportunities for improved financial performance and strategic decision making. In addition, this role will lead the month-end close process for R&D.



  • Manage monthly process for analyzing new contracts and assist functional business partners in the consolidation and review of monthly expense accruals

  • Provide direction to the R&D function in decision making that helps effectively allocate resources in support of the company's strategic goals

  • Design, develop, and implement financial tools and metrics to support the R&D team, including support of the new SAP/BPC system roll out

  • Partner closely with functional leads during the annual operating plan and mid-year forecast planning cycles; analyze and consolidate functional inputs for program-level and senior management reviews

  • Design and implement financial acumen initiatives, including formal and informal trainings, to improve the financial understanding of the business

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and sharing of best practices across finance and the broader organization

  • Perform ad hoc analysis on various business aspects as required


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelors or equivalent degree;

  • 3+ years of experience in FP&A supporting R&D within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or health care industry;

  • Strong facilitation, communication and presentation skills; must have a sincere willingness and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and partner successfully with non-Finance personnel while remaining a strong representative of/for the Finance team;

  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint;

  • Solid understanding of systems, analytical tools, financial modeling, and data management;

  • Robust understanding of GAAP and financial statement reporting.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a matrix environment – including successful interaction with leadership of multiple functions and programs;

  • Experience with BPC or other financial consolidations system strongly preferred;

  • Prior experience with accrual accounting preferred.

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