Senior Financial Analyst
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.
Job Description Summary
As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will be partnering with Department leaders to strengthen financial results, effectively manage STEMCELL’s financial assets and provide senior management with required information and analysis to make informed business decisions. This position will also be responsible for supporting and enhancing key financial planning and analysis processes with a focus on analysis, forecasting, and reporting. You will leverage your experience and thorough understanding of structure and processes required for scalable and sustainable business support. This position is based at our West Pender office in Vancouver and reports to the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare monthly financial reviews to compare department results to budget, prepare forecasts and analyze historical results, as well as proactively identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
Enhance Finance Planning and Analysis (FP&A) environment by developing financial tools that provide visibility and transparency into departmental costs, and support business units with analyses and forecasting activities.
Identify, recommend and implement improvements to financial planning and management reporting processes, to align to global FP&A best practices
Align financial plans with key departmental business activities and drivers; promote finance knowledge
Develop and prepare relevant reporting that measures the performance of the department’s objectives, projects and initiatives
Apply previous / current experience and knowledge of best practices, lead development and rollout of training and other support materials tailored to the business user groups
Collect relevant information for monthly accounting close, forecast updates, and annual budgets byworking closely with the business units, and continuously driving improvements in the associated processes
Provide support for special projects including developing financial modeling and robust business analysis to highlight financial implications and support key decisions
Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in relevant field (finance, accounting, business); accounting or related professional designation
Minimum of 5+ years of relevant FP&A experience in a large, global organization
Demonstrated understanding of business processes, finance systems, and related financial controls and governance in support of policy and procedure development and implementation
Ability to quickly grasp and with minimal supervision address the implications of a full range of financial, business and economic issues in a rapidly changing environment
Technically savvy, able to quickly learn new systems, self-serve, drive automation in reporting and data preparation
Clear, concise, articulate, professional verbal and written reasoning and storytelling skills to communicate effectively to audiences at all levels of the organization
Comfortable conceptualizing and logically applying concepts to concrete user cases to industry.
Practical experience with data modelling using multiple software platforms. Proficiency in performing large scale data analytics (e.g. analysis of large data sets using Big Data software).
Practical experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP, and datawarehouse (BIDW) management. Experience with finance information systems projects (such as: ERP implementation, Six Sigma, etc.).
Familiar with fundamental database design principles and data structures.
Ability to translate previous experience into applications that fit the current organizational needs
Self-starter and active listener with a keen interest in and commitment to personal growth and continuous learning
Flexible, genuinely curious, and able to continuously adjust/adapt in order to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Experience with finance information systems projects; Project Management, Business Analysis, 6 Sigma, and/or other similar experience are assets
This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.
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