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Senior Financial Analyst - FSP

United States of America, Remote Job ID R0000021676 Category Finance
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About this Role

Parexel is looking for changemakers who are driven by curiosity, passion, and optimism. Come join us in keeping the Patient at the Heart of Everything We do.

Job Title:

Senior Financial Analyst - FSP

Job Introduction:

At Parexel, we are a leading Clinical Research Organization company specializing in delivering life-changing medicines to patients. We are seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to establish themselves as the co-pilot along with the Project Leader (PL), in steering a set of projects to their targeted financial goals (e.g. revenue, profitability, cash flow, etc.). The Senior Financial Analyst in the Project Finance organization influences PAREXEL business growth and profitability through financial leadership of defined projects, becomes known as the "go-to" person for broader Finance understanding or insight into defined projects and relevant project portfolios.

Who we are looking for:

Driven individuals with proven experience working as a Senior Financial Analyst or in a similar role. Who are passionate and knowledgeable of project economics and profitability drivers, translating them into operational actions, and proactively advising the PL on how to influence critical operational levers to positively impact project financials. While interacting directly with project and portfolio leaders to assist with project and client strategy and supporting project decision making. The main success factors of this role include strong business acumen, understanding project operations and their implications for financial performance, and strong analytical and consulting skills along with excellent problem-solving and analytical skills while demonstrating impeccable communication skills.

What you’ll do:

  • Deliver accurate, transparent, and timely financial analysis to support project leadership in project decision making process; clearly articulate financial implications of business decisions / choices and provide retrospective analysis as well as drive forward looking actions on simple to complex project / contract types.
  • Leverage understanding of the business context to synthesize financial and operational data into meaningful business insights that highlight performance, risk, and opportunities at project level. Take steps to be embedded with project teams to understand operational steps, challenges, connections, financial implications. On an ongoing basis, consult with PLs and functional leads on financial matters. Provide financial expertise and guidance, improving the overall acumen of the project teams. Function as the project controller /CFO.
  • Manage and communicate a relevant and impactful set of project and operational metrics designed to support evaluation of financial performance consistent with the project and contract types being managed. In partnership with PLs and project teams, prepare and conduct a monthly project review of performance, operational status, and outlook. The review will focus on revenue forecast, labor and margin, billing status, assumptions, special contract items.
  • Drive for Results Develops profitable recommendations, balancing between customer and business needs and profitability. Adapts approach and prioritizes activities, as necessary, to deal with uncertainty and change. Develops and manages business partner relationships with project leadership and project teams to facilitate proper project performance information flow.

Additional details:

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word. Excellent verbal & written communication skills as well as presentation skills. Highly motivated, self-starting individual who can see the big picture. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of clinical research projects and their financial management including pricing, budgets, revenue recognition, and cost management, billing and invoicing and leveraging profitability. Exceptional interpersonal awareness in order to work with strong personalities at multiple levels of the organization. Passion to succeed, demonstrated problem solving skills, and professionalism. Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience required.

Why join us:

Opportunity to work on innovative projects at the forefront of the industry.

Collaborative and inclusive work environment that values your expertise.

Professional advancement and development opportunities.

Work life balance and flexible working hours.

Parexel US Benefits:

  • Health, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation/Holiday/Sick Time
  • Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts
  • Work/Life Balance
  • 401(k) with Company match
  • Pet Insurance

Full list of benefits available here: https://www.parexel.com/us-benefits

About Parexel International:

At Parexel we embrace flexibility and understand that in today’s fast-paced world, employees need to balance their careers with their personal lives. Come join us where learning is constant, you’re exposed to a world of experiences and open doors.  Each of us, no matter what we do at Parexel, contributes to the development of a therapy that ultimately will benefit a patient. We take our work personally, we do it with empathy, and we're committed to making a difference.

If this job does not sound like the next step in your career, but perhaps you know of someone who’d be a perfect fit, please share the job posting link to apply!


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Parexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the United States includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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