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Director Business Finance, North American Safety Assessment Wilmington United States,  

Posted on : 08 May 2017

Project Description

ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY: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.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: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 profitabilityPerform 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.QualificationsEducation: Bachelor s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent required. MBA preferred. Experience: 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/Licensure: Recognized professional accounting designation (e.g., CPA, CA, CMA) required. Other: Previous supervisory experience preferred. Excellent communication skills required. Equal Employment OpportunityCharles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet


Wilmington Massachusetts

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