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Financial Analyst/Sr. Financial Analyst - R&D

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
PTC Therapeutics
Organization Name: 
PTC Therapeutics
Position Location: 
South Plainfield
Company Profile: 

Translating Science. Transforming Lives.

Our mission at PTC Therapeutics has always been to build an integrated biopharmaceutical company based on our expertise in RNA biology. We have focused on discovering and developing novel oral treatments for patients with serious and life-limiting disorders. By targeting the processes that modulate RNA biology and affect protein production, we bring an innovative approach to drug discovery. We are focused particularly on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and neglected disorders.

Commitment to Patients.

We are committed to finding treatment options for patients living with life-threatening diseases. Our lead product candidate is ataluren for the treatment of patients with genetic disorders due to a nonsense mutation. Ataluren is in clinical development for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD). Ataluren has been approved under the trade name Translarna™ in the European Union for ambulatory patients with nmDMD who are 5 years and older.

Job Description:

Financial Analyst/Senior Financial Analyst – Research and Development
In this newly created role, the selected candidate will be assist in the global, consolidated financial budgets and forecasts for R&D. This person will also assist with the distribution of quarterly reports to senior management highlighting and reporting on variances from budget and prior forecast. This involves cross-functional internal collaboration with all departments of the organization. S/he also works closely with the corporate accounting organization to ensure proper expense recognition and compliance with internal controls. Successful candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at varying levels within the organization. The candidate will be expected to produce quality work in an organized, timely and efficient manner.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
•Management of the global consolidated budget for the Research and Development Organization
•Support Business Partners on annual budget and long-range forecasts processes, as well as periodic forecast updates
•Support Finance Director of R&D, Clinical Team, Legal team and functional leads in contract negotiations, with both sites and CROs
•Participate in RFP (Request for Proposal) process at inception for Clinical contracts
•Interact with CROs, Investigational sites and vendors in support of clinical trials
•Prepare and distribute Budget Variance Analysis reports and preform analysis vs. current and annual plans
•Maintains close communication with financial leaders at the business unit and functional level to ensure timely understanding of risk factors that may impact forecasts.
•Develop and build expense tracking models supporting R&D
•Dissect and analyze large amount of data to understand the story behind the numbers
•Maintain standard reporting tools to help identify key risks and opportunities
•Participate in finance system optimization to streamline data gathering processes for reporting accuracy and efficiency
•Support financial and business controls and standards including SOX requirements.
•Preparation of all applicable management reporting, KPI and audit schedules where necessary
•Prepare R&D Budgets within Adaptive Planning system
•Special projects/ad hoc analysis as necessary


Education and experience:
BS degree in Finance or Accounting, with 2-5 years of relevant financial planning and analysis experience
Skills and Qualifications required:
•Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
•Strong understanding of the budgeting process
•Demonstrated experience performing modeling, forecasting and budgeting-related activities
•Solid accounting and financial reporting experience in an operational environment.
•Analytical (intellectual curiosity) approach to job responsibilities with emphasis on process improvement and business relevancy
•Proven ability to be effective as a business partner to operations management.
•Detailed oriented, analytical, self-starter essential
•Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively tailor communication to varying levels within the organization.
•Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment and with strong organizational and time management skills in order to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
Skills and Qualifications preferred:
•Experience with Great Plains / Microsoft Dynamics GP, Adaptive Planning
•Experience in biotech/pharmaceutical industry

Additional Job or Internship Information
Position Type: 
Full time job