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Regional Finance Senior Manager, 6 month FTC

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Accounting & Finance
Paddington, London W2, UK
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Job Description

General Summary:

The Regional Finance Senior Manager will focus on the development of the country Finance operations including forecasting, performance management, accounting, and internal controls, and will be a member of the Country Leadership Team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial leadership to the Country team and partner with the local business leads
  • Drive rigorous and transparent policies and procedures throughout the organization to comply with local and US requirements including generally accepted accounting principles and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Partner with other global functional areas to develop, improve and monitor compliance with policies and procedures including taking a leadership role on certain initiatives
  • Participate in assessment and deployment of efficient systems, processes and operations
  • Support internal and external audits and other professional services relationships
  • Support local team in analyzing and driving market KPIs
  • Partner with local team in setting and controlling field incentive scheme
  • Drive the region’s monthly financial forecast and financial reporting process

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong stakeholder management skills, able to navigate the corporate landscape, quickly establish credibility and build effective, collaborative, working relationships at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify key issues and value drivers, and translate strategic insights into an appropriate analytic framework
  • Ability to work under pressure while still maintaining attention to detail and effective controls
  • Established record in managing multiple and competing priorities
  • A track record of proactively identifying problems and gaining consensus on potential solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and financial planning and reporting systems (Hyperion, OBIEE, MicroStrategy); proficiency with simulation and scenario analysis.
  • Technical knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principals and indirect tax accounting

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Membership of Professional Accounting body
  • Typically requires experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or health care industries performing financial planning, sales forecasting, and business analytics within a global organization, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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