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The role

The Operations Finance Analyst will be an integral part of a talented global team working in a fast-paced environment, responsible for the financial delivery of a portfolio of clinical studies. This position will be challenged to assume accountability for the overall financial performance of your portfolio of studies as the finance partner to the Global Clinical Development Operations group.

Ideally the successful candidate will be based within the Cambridge area and work Hybrid from the PPD office, however we can consider a fully remote position in the UK for the right candidate.

The Operations Finance Analyst will

  • Administers the daily financial management of project portfolio consisting of single service contracts and/or tactical accounts.
  • Accurate timing and reporting of revenue and costs for assigned portfolio of projects
  • Works cross-functionally with operations, contracts and proposals, and finance throughout the project lifecycle
  • Identifies issues related to contract modifications, contract values, and contract deliverables.
  • Performs analysis of budget to actual data on monthly, quarterly, and annual bases and for revenue calculations and forecasting.
  • Analyzes cost assignments, ensuring that all assigned projects adhere to accepted cost accounting standards. - Performs regular profitability and cash flow analysis on assigned projects.
  • Performs reconciliations of costs and revenues recognized for assigned projects.
  • Tracks and maintains project information and budgets within the project accounting system.
  • Coordinates with support staff to ensure sponsors are invoiced in a timely and accurate manner

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of accounting/financial principles and regulations/legal requirements
  • Ability to function as an effective and respected partner to internal and external clients 
  • Ability to be analytical and handle data effectively 
  • Confidence to handle sensitive information and make sound recommendations –
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results 
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills and ability to handle data effectively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills - Strong organizational and project administration skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentation of data 
  • Solid understanding of accounting/financial principles and regulations/legal requirements

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