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16 Oct 2018

Manager, Finance

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Job Description


Kite is recruiting for a Manager to join our Technical Operations Finance Team. This team is responsible for financial planning, budgeting and analysis for our manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and process development operations and related strategic business initiatives.

The individual must be able to define and execute analyses and meet deadlines for multiple priorities and projects drawing from finance and project management experience. The individual will be responsible for:


    • Monthly reporting and variance analysis
    • Developing, coordinating, and reporting budgets and forecasts for individual departments
    • Collaborating with members of the FP&A team to develop the planning calendar and coordinating with business partners to align strategic plan, budget, and forecast
    • Partnering with departmental leaders to determine and support financial analysis needs
    • Developing efficiencies and process improvements within the team’s work streams
    • Managing financial aspects of special projects by determining key drivers, driving the right set of analyses and presenting the conclusions
    • Creating financial models and providing financial analysis to support standard and custom reporting, special projects and Technical Operations’ initiatives
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned including but not limited to:
      • Liaising with business leaders across functions and representing Technical Operations finance in meetings and on projects
      • Assisting with ad-hoc analysis and duties as necessary


Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

    • Pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, or investment banking experience is desirable
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
    • 5+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis
    • Demonstrated success working in a multi-task environment without established processes
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical abilities
    • Willingness to work on detailed analysis and present to leadership as necessary
    • Complete proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and financial modeling
    • Demonstrated ability to frame and execute analyses and synthesize recommendations
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
    • Ability to travel as necessary
    • Experience with ERP systems such as Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase, and OBIEE
    • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

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