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Sr. Manager, North America, FPA

Company: Jazz Pharma
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Overview: Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise. Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology - areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs. We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you're looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients' lives and being a great place to work, we hope you'll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Responsibilities: As a member of the Financial Planning, and Analysis team, primary responsibilities will be to provide financial planning, reporting, and business insight and analysis support to the North America Commercial & Medical Affairs Organization. This individual will support the quarterly forecast and the annual budget process, collaborating with the FP&A Associate Director, Brand/Molecule Leads, and functional department leads to design, implement, and execute core planning & analysis processes with an emphasis on business partnering. This individual will also partner closely with Accounting on month-end accruals and implement process improvements. Strong financial and business acumen in addition to broad knowledge of FP&A processes are essential to the success of this role, along with sharp attention to detail and strong financial systems expertise. Responsibilities include: * Drive the annual budget process and the quarterly forecast process to help deliver on corporate objectives across all commercial and medical affairs business units; as well as prepare consolidated North America reports and financial analyses. * Manage monthly close and actuals processes by partnering with budget owners to provide monthly reports and operational analyses to help manage the budget and improve forecasting accuracy. * Partner with the FP&A Associate Director and the North America Leadership Team to develop and track key performance metrics and deliver key messages. * Collaborate with Accounting on the month end and quarter end close processes, including accruals, reconciliations, pre-paid etc. * Development/ongoing enhancement of expense and headcount forecasting models to support planning and LE projections for a dynamic environment. * Partner with Brand and Molecule Teams to help address and resolve financial issues impacting the business. * Develop business models to conduct qualitative scenario analysis and comparing historical benchmark to summarize key assumption changes. * Proactively identify opportunities for improvements/efficiencies, communicate findings, develop recommendations, and present them to senior management. * Assist in the development of dashboards and reports for trending and analysis of specific business objectives and processes. * Review contracts and PRs to ensure financial requirements. * Provide ad hoc analysis and decision support as required. Job Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or Science discipline. * MBA and/or CPA preferred. * A minimum of five years post qualification experience with strong financial planning and analysis, including experience working in the pharmaceuticals industry supporting the North America organization and in-depth knowledge of the accounting practices required. Prior experience with modeling and accruals preferred. * Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries. * Strong planning and analytical skills, including financial modeling and financial database systems skills/knowledge (SAP BPC, Host Analytics, Hyperion Planning, or similar). * Operates, leads and facilitates effectively in a matrix organization/environment. * Ability to think and plan strategically (work plans, activities, time tables, targeting) and operating with execution excellence. * Proven track record of successful leadership management and training/coaching others. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Able to work under pressure and can act with a sense of urgency and understands the need for business responsiveness. Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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