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Financial Planning & Analysis - Administrative

Charles River Laboratories International

Charles River Laboratories International

Accounting & Finance
Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023
Req ID #: 218338

Charleston, SC, US, 29407

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Come work for a fast growing, innovative and dynamic company with a great work environment! At Charles River Microbial Solutions in Charleston, SC you will become a Finance team member with input on various activities that span the globe. You will support the Finance Manager and work collaboratively with the Finance Team for forecasting process improvements, reporting improvements, presentation support, financial systems innovation, project work and accounting support. We are seeking a self-starter with creativity to take on these responsibilities and to learn about our business. This is only the start of your experience at Charles River, as the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities with opportunities for advancement over time. If you are an enthusiastic business finance professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment, this is the right place to for your career!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Actively participate in all forecasting processes (Long Range Strategic Plan, Annual Budget and Quarterly Forecast), owning subsets of the forecasting processes and partnering with organizations to provide analytical support and enhance decision making recommendations, with focus on profitability analysis.
•Aid in developing and maintaining a Long-Range Financial Plan for total Microbial Solutions working closely with the Global Commercial Team and Global Finance Team.
•Innovation: Play a critical role in evaluating product initiatives and developing business plans to drive growth.
•Be a key member in the Integrated Business Planning process to create efficiency and synergy throughout Microbial linking the Operation and Commercial teams.
•Analyze global profitability across all brands and communicate results to the Executive team to drive decisions and expansions.
•Support existing reporting of Sales, Research & Development, and Operations metrics (including sales forecasting and pricing, new product financials, and manufacturing and sales KPIs) related to month end/quarter end activities or ad-hoc requests; interact with Finance and non-Finance counterparts to interpret results and support decision making process.
•Provide support and perform recurring, targeted analysis for quarterly review of Microbial Solutions financial performance and update executive review presentations and support (Quarterly Business Review, Board of Directors Review).
•Participate in cross-functional teams focused on project implementation and process improvement (Research & Development, Supply Chain, and others).
•Financial Systems: Streamline existing reporting and help develop additional reporting framework as needed. Support UAT for Corporate System Innovation projects and liaise with the Microbial finance team on adoption and addressing pain points.

Job Qualifications

•Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting or Finance or related discipline.
•Experience: Zero to four years of relevant experience.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•Certification: None required
•Other: Excellent Excel spreadsheet and other Microsoft Office skills required, Willingness to learn and willing to take on additional responsibilities as the business grows.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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