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Senior Finance Contract AnalystPosted by: Otsuka
Posted date: Feb-22-2012
Location: Princeton, NJ 08540
Under the general supervision of the Manager of R&D Financial Management, the Senior Finance Contract Analyst will be responsible for overseeing the work verification processes and maintaining appropriate documentation in support of work verification for their assigned Clinical Teams. For their assigned projects/compounds, this position will also serve as the liaison between the Senior Financial Analysts and the Contract Analyst position in regards to budgeting and forecasting issues and provide information and general support to the Manager for special projects.
The specific duties assigned to the Senior Finance Contract Analyst are as follows
· Partner with Clinical Teams and CRO's to perform (minor) work verification tasks in accordance with established work verification procedures, and assist external auditors/vendors on CRO Audit Plans
· Ensure that contract-related invoices are in compliance with the fully executed contract and/or amendments
· Communicate with managers, including project leaders, when clarification or discrepancies need to be resolved for contract-related invoices.
· Collaborate with the Accounts Payable Department in regard to contract-related invoice issues.
· Participate in project budget and forecast creation/updates in order to be able to provide guidance to internal customers on how to code contract-related invoices.
· Orient new Clinical team members on invoicing during the on-boarding process.
· Assist to create and maintain training materials for the Finance Contract Analysts positions and for internal customers.
· Create and maintain patient expensing models. Examine contract for patient visit structure and determine criteria for translation into accrual schedules.
· Enhance the existing patient models through the use of complex Excel functions to customize as appropriate to meet protocol requirements.
· Analyze monthly patient visit schedules and compare to the asset and liability accounts. Investigate causes of variances and resolve as necessary with accounting adjustment entries.
· Provide ad-hoc support to Finance Manager in regard to special projects and process improvement initiatives.
· BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, with a strong desire to learn clinical processes, or a BS degree in a scientific field (with clinical experience), with a strong desire to learn financial processes
· 5+ years experience with demonstrated success in the responsibilities identified required. (Including Contract Accounting/Analysis).
· Pharmaceutical/Biotech/CRO (within the Clinical/R&D areas) experience required.
· Knowledge of Investigator Grants a plus.
· Excellent interpersonal (team player / ability to work cross functionally) skills required.
· Knowledge of Oracle and AP systems a plus.
· Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel in order to create/maintain patient expensing models.
· High degree of proficiency with computer technology & Microsoft Office software.
· Ability to think critically, conceptually and analytically.
· Ability to multitask with numerous customer groups and adapt to rapid change on an ongoing basis.
· Ability to balance workload to meet organizational and department timelines and to work independently without direct supervision at times.
· Ability to travel (to Rockville, MD) approximately 5%-10% of the time
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Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) is involved in conducting all phases of clinical research and development of innovative healthcare products to address unmet medical needs. OPDC is well established in the scientific community as a globally focused organization that plays a leadership role in the research and development of Otsuka's ethical healthcare products. The Company is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of human life and health of its patients around the world with a strong commitment to research and development in the areas of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and neuroscience systems, and to treat cancer and ophthalmic disorders.