Finance Business Partner - Sales Specialists

Cambridge, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Commercial Finance Manager

Basic Function and Scope of the Position:

Responsible for business partnering with Sales functions. Supports the company's forecast process and provides analytical input for the company's monthly operations analysis and forecast summary.

Provides analytical support on actual results variances to the finance team to help assure the accuracy of the financial forecasting.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Provide high quality financial insight and guidance to stakeholders based on commercial understanding of the business, market context and underlying business strategy to support decision making processes.
  • Analyse and interpret investment spend and performance, highlighting and understanding issues and opportunities with appropriate recommendations.
  • To work closely with the Country Teams to improve reporting and financial procedures, across Europe
  • Act as a catalyst for change and proactively challenge decision-making based on sound financial and commercial reasoning.
  • Attend and be an integral part of senior team meetings with the relevant functions providing financial insight and commercial context.
  • Support the budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes .
  • Manage weekly and monthly performance reporting and produce specific reporting against strategic initiatives where required.
  • Challenge processes, identify weaknesses and provide recommendations to support the development of more robust processes and controls.
  • Monitor performance against targets on a weekly/ monthly basis, including month end reporting.
  • Produce ad-hoc analysis as required.

Preferred Educational Background:
  • College/University Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field. MS or MBA and/or CPA or equivalent preferred.

Preferred Experiential Background:
  • Minimum 7-10 years of related experience, preferably in a high growth environment, or large organization (pharma, life science is a plus)
  • Advance skills and experience with TM1, Cognos and IBM Planning analytics, is required or similar
  • Strong understanding of corporate financing principles; budgeting processes, forecasting, financial modeling, etc.
  • Good understanding of GAAP and SEC rules and their application
  • Proven ability to evaluate and solve complex problems and the strategic implications of different business approaches.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook required.
  • Must be very detail oriented.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.
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