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Senior Financial Analyst

United States - California - El SegundoFinance & AccountingRegular

Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer.  Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Does this sound exciting to you?

We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst whose primary responsibilities will revolve around supporting a manufacturing site, driving budget and forecasting processes, and maintaining the planning system (Hyperion) for actuals reporting and forecasting/budgeting. This is a high visibility position, is operational and is business partner to the Site leadership team. The position will report directly to the site finance lead.

RESPONSIBILITIES (included but not limited to):

  • Assist in the development and coordination of financial budgets (OPEX, headcount and capital) for the Site, in partnership with department heads/project leads.
  • Work with stakeholders (Manufacturing, Quality, and Process Development) at the site to identify, track and implement cost savings initiatives.
  • Build and consolidate summary files for reporting actuals, forecast and budget.
  • Work with Accounting on monthly close and provide monthly accruals/reclasses.
  • Assist in building management-level presentations for Site leadership.
  • Assist in performing ad hoc analytics (NPV, headcount analyses, overtime, etc.) and roll-ups.
  • Assist in day-to-day management of departmental financial analysis needs.
  • Assist in accounting close process by analyzing variances and ensuring financial reporting is accurate.
  • Develop process improvements for financial reporting.
  • Other ad hoc analysis and duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MA/MS (Finance or Accounting Field) with 3+ years of experience OR
  • BA/BS (Finance or Accounting Field) with 5+ years of experience OR
  • High School Diploma with 9+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • Experience in high-growth and multi-national organization, a plus
  • Highly proficient in Excel (including the ability to perform pivot tables, VLOOKUP and high-level functions and formulas) and PowerPoint with Think-Cell.
  • Solid proficiencies utilizing key finance systems and reporting software (such as Oracle, Hyperion Planning/Essbase, SAP, and COGNOS planning).
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).
  • Detail-oriented, exceptional troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and comfortable managing through complexity and change.
  • Demonstrate teamwork skills, including strong people skills in working with stakeholders across the Site/Company.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience, a plus.
  • Cost accounting background, a plus.