Job Category: Accounting

Director R&D Finance (TAS)

Job Location: Bergen County NJ

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Location: Bergen County NJ – Local candidates only please
Industry: Pharmaceutical / Biotech

The Director R&D Finance will be responsible for managing, analyzing and reporting all financial related activities for (R&D) and Medical Affairs organization. This individual will provide high quality financial reporting and forecasting info. The Director is responsible to collaborate with the Senior Management team to provide financial leadership and guidance in effectively managing departmental (G&A) and development (R&D) budgets. The incumbent will oversee the finance & accounting activities of a multi-location team located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts responsible for the support of R&D and Medical Affairs organization. Act as a Finance Business Partner to Senior Management. Lead a team capable to provide accurate insights into the health of our business and act with a thorough understanding of expenses and provide development of short and long-term forecasts.

Provide financial forecasting and analytics leadership and support to the cross-functional teams, whose members include Administrative functions, Clinical and Medical Affairs who will have input into the development of accurate projections of the Company’s cost structure. Assist with the development of forecasting methodologies impacting robust planning and analysis. Oversee the month-end close process including accounting entries, account analysis, executive commentary, participating in review of results to ensure accuracy and compliance with GAAP. Overall responsibility for the annual business plan process and quarterly forecasting updates along with financial modeling. Development and leadership of the FP&A to direct reports and staff with an emphasis of managing performance, developing and engaging top talents and delivering at high standards.

BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance required. Masters preferred. Public accounting experience strongly preferred.* 10+ years’ experience in pharmaceuticals or life sciences with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience. Superior analytical finance/accounting knowledge and financial modeling skill/experience. Demonstrated experience as an effective team member, including leadership/management exp. Ability to influence a multi-disciplinary team in a matrix environment. Strong computer skills (Excel, TM1, PowerPoint, SAP (or other ledger system). Understanding of internal control requirements and GAAP accounting, as well as understanding of relevant business environment.

NO Relocation candidates please – must be local to Bergen County NJ

Please contact Tricia Sweeney at

170K-200K + 20-25% Bonus

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