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Director Business Finance, North American Safety Assessment - United States  

Charles River (company)


Posted on : 08 May 2017

Project Description

  • Provide financial leadership, direction and advice to the North American Safety Assessment (Toxicology)leadership and Finance teams to develop and implement a strategy for the business, ensuring alignment with the company’s overall business and financial strategies. 
  • Accountable for planning, directing and controlling the finance functions for North American Safety Assessment(Toxicology), including budget development, forecasting and control, financial analysis, and merger & acquisition (M&A)activities.

  • Serve as a member of the Global Safety Assessment finance leadership team.
  • Assist with developing long-term strategic business plans for the business segment consistent with the established corporate goals and objectives.
  • Communicate effectively with staff at all levels of assigned business units in order to understand the full function of the business and provide accurate forecast information.
  • Assume responsibility to direct, consolidate and administer annual budget preparation and in-year forecasting for the assigned business units.
  • Provide leadership to all Finance personnel at the assigned Safety Assessment sites.
  • Oversee the consolidation of financial reporting for business reviews (e.g., analyze results, prepare and present forecasts, budgets, strategic plans and regular in-year updates to senior corporate management).
  • Direct analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financials compared to forecast, budget and prior year for the assigned business units.
  • Direct analysis of monthly revenue recognition of assigned business units and perform monthly analysis of recorded revenue working in conjunction with the Revenue Centre of Excellence.
  • Develop, implement and analyze commercial and cost analytics, such as standard costings for performance of the business, customers, service line profitability
  • Perform complex analyses including year-to-year comparisons and margins on new services for forecasting and pricing purposes.
  • Assist with finance activities related to Safety Assessment M&A and divestiture projects and subsequently oversee the integration of new business/acquisitions into CRL’s financial processes.
  • Work closely with internal business partners, providing financial expertise on processes and value-added management to support them in achieving their objectives.
  • Educate internal leaders on budget management to support good understanding of their accountability and ownership.
  • Working with business units and corporate IT, ensure optimization of operating and financial systems, including the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
  • Develop new approaches, processes or methods to solve new business problems, act as an agent of change and continuously reevaluating process to achieve expecting earnings growth.

Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent required. MBA preferred. 

  • 10 or more years’ related experience in accounting/finance function, with three years of experience in financial analysis. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. 

Certification/LicensureRecognized professional accounting designation (e.g., CPA, CA, CMA) required. 
Other: Previous supervisory experience preferred. Excellent communication skills required. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet