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Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:55 AM

Requisition ID 53972BR
Title Finance Partner : Research Operations
Job Category Finance
Job Description Purpose
Performs controlling, analysis and reporting function for assigned line of business budget area; identifies and drives group:wide process improvements as needed.
Relationships
Reports to the Senior Finance Manager.
Essential Functions
Budget Revisions: Assists in coordination/preparation of RE/AB Budget document. Communicate/distribute final budget amounts to Cost Center Managers for assigned area. Coordinates/prepares supporting analyses, schedules, spending summaries, as necessary, in support of functional area Vice President (VP), for Executive Team Budget meetings. In conjunction with Cost Center Manager, ensures monthly budget phasing is appropriate. Interfaces with functional area to gain agreement as to supporting detail with respect to ET budget review corrective actions and ensures appropriate systems are updated and reconciled. Leads budget review meeting discussion between FP and A and functional area. Provides spending recommendations to functional area based on analytical analyses, acquired knowledge and judgment. Plans and establishes budget review meeting calendar for functional area. Responsible for ensuring Global Financial Planning system is updated, reconciled, and in agreement with desired spend levels for assigned areas.
General: In "Hard Close" months, meets with functional area Cost Center Managers to develop accrual journal entry support based on knowledge of assigned functional area, accounting principles and adherence to prescribed internal controls. Guidance is provided to Cost Center Managers as to the nature and propriety of accruals. In "Soft Close" months, provides functional area accrual recommendations at Monthly Closing Meetings, based on knowledge of assigned functional area. Prepares periodic reports of spending for functional VP's for assigned area and Business Analysis functions, providing commentary and interpretation of results vs. Financial Plan. Raises 'red flags" as appropriate. Responsible for ensuring adherence to prescribed internal controls and documenting such adherence, as necessary, in conjunction with Sarbanes : Oxley requirements. Responsible for mastering and becoming expert in various financial systems such as Business Warehouse, Global Financial Planning and SAP R/3, as required. Teaches, trains, supports assigned functional area with respect to Global Financial Planning, Business Warehouse and SAP R/3, as necessary.
Qualifications
* A minimum Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance required
* A minimum of 3 to 5 years accounting/financial analysis experience, Action:Oriented : a "do what it takes" mindset and positive attitude
* Commitment to Quality : dedicated to providing the highest quality services to internal and external customers; demonstrates attention to detail and skill at auditing to ensure accuracy
* Communication : demonstrates excellent written, verbal (telephone and in:person) and active listening skills. Customer focus : Has the mindset to service internal and external customers and provide highest level of support as possible
* Decision Quality : Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment
* Flexibility :Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; experiments, and will try anything to find solutions
* Perseverance/Initiative : can think ahead and initiate next steps without being asked; pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing a difficult or cumbersome project. Team Approach : cooperates with everyone to achieve the overall business results; takes a team approach in resolving conflict
* Technical Learning : Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge. Time Management : uses time effectively; sets priorities in order to manage multiple projects with

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• Location: Seattle

• Post ID: 62116972 seattle
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