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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Together, Let's Make A Difference.
At Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, our mission is to help improve the health of humankind. As a leading, global contract development and manufacturing organization, with sites in the US, Belgium, Japan and India, we work together to empower our clients to bring drugs to market.
Every team member, from manufacturing and quality programs to development and facilities services are a critical component to this effort. At our US location, our focused expertise and capabilities makes us one of the industry's top leaders for large molecule manufacturing and aseptic drug product fill in vials and syringes.
We believe our people are our greatest asset and we are committed to providing our employees with an environment that supports personal and professional growth. We take pride in knowing our efforts are helping countless patients for years to come.
Do you enjoy working in a dynamic, inspiring team with an amazing culture? If you do, then Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services is the place for you.
We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst who will assist and support the Company with developing, implementing, and managing the financial and operational goals/objectives through preparation, reporting, and interpretation of financial plans, reports, forecasts, and budgets. The analyst partners with various functional and departmental personnel on projects and initiatives to drive financial and operational performance. The analyst functions as an advisor to other company personnel in a wide array of areas including finance, accounting, supply chain, and other operational areas.
*The Senior Financial Analyst is an exciting, remote position!*

  • Prepares and distributes monthly financial reporting including consolidated, segment and departmental operating results, and provides quantitative analysis of key variances and trends. Coordinates with other contributing parties to complete analyses and reporting processes in a timely and quality fashion.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting monthly reporting packages to parent company. Answers questionnaires and analysis from parent company.
  • Proactively collects and maintains data for integrated financial and operational metrics, dashboards and analysis.
  • Participates in making critical decisions by translating cost data into useful information.
  • Participates in annual budget preparation, monthly forecasting updates and mid-term planning.
  • Develops, maintains, and improves complex Excel (or other system based) financial models with both short and long-term focus.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures. Recommends best practices based upon analytical review of factual data.
  • Regularly meets with functional managers to review and discuss monthly results to drive cost savings and provides support for maintaining positive financial control. Facilitates, expedites and resolves a variety of financial/reporting issues/questions raised by business partners.
  • Regularly and proactively meets with functional managers to discuss, develop, implement and review process improvements.
  • Participates in special projects, cross training and performs ad-hoc duties and analysis as required.
  • Manages the Finance review step of the purchase requisition approval process, ensuring adherence to the Signature Authority policy, review of GL coding, and spending in consideration of budgets.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for FP&A and related modules in ERP system. Maintains Chart of Accounts and Cost Center structure in ERP system.
  • Understands (or has an interest) in both accounting and business operations.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.
  • Maintains transparent communication. Appropriately communicates organization information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, and appropriate email, and regular interpersonal communication.
  • Advise management on decisions such as how to improve performance, minimize risk or capture new opportunities from both within the company and within the external environment
  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full time basis
  • Embodies Aji Bio-Pharma's cultural values and aligns daily actions with department goals and company culture.
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance(preferred), Accounting, or equivalent
    • Minimum of Eight (8) years of experience in FP&A, Cost Accounting, or Operations Management
    • Solid technical background in generally accepted accounting principles and/or internal controls over financial reporting
    • ERP experience is required (preferably QAD)
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing to all levels within the organization
    • Detailed oriented, advanced analytical and technical skills are required. Ability to connect details to the "big picture".
    • Functional fluency in manufacturing and business operations
    • Intermediate or Advanced Excel skills are required
    • Ability to work autonomously, within prescribed guidelines, and as a team member
    • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure with multiple deadlines
    • A proven driven, self-starter
      We provide a Total Rewards package designed to make life better - both at work and at home.
      • Annual Bonus Opportunities for All Employees
      • 15 Days Starting PTO (Annual Increase) + Sick Time Off + Volunteer Time Off
      • Paid Parental Leave
      • Annual Company Shutdown in December
      • Comprehensive Medical, Dental + Vision
      • 401K Company Match + Immediate Vesting
      • Backup Daycare and Eldercare
      • Monthly Employee Appreciation Events
      • Employee Discount Programs
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Casual Dress Code
      • Wellness Programs
      • Community Outreach Opportunities
        If you meet the requirements above, and would like to apply for this position, please visit our website at and click on the "Careers" section. Please be sure to note where you saw our ad posting.New hires will pass a background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse work force and Drug Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services, San Diego , Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , San Diego, California

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