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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager (FP&A)

Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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About Calyx

Here at Calyx, our mission is to shape the future of clinical research. Backed by decades of diverse global experience and the brightest minds in the industry, with our industry leading technology solutions, we support the Clinical Research industry bring new, advanced medical treatments to market, faster.

At Calyx, we are one team. We learn, grow, and win together. Wherever you are in the world, by working for Calyx you will be supported by a team whose values and goals match your own and who are passionate about helping others.

Are you ready. To help us. Change the World.

Job purpose:

You will be the "go-to" person for understanding of business wide financial planning, reporting and analysis. Including standardized periodic reporting of financial results and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); FTE and related cost rate reviews and reporting; balance sheet reconciliations and review; FX analysis; non-labour spend reporting; co-ordinate P&L forecasting and annual budget cycles; drive continuous improvement initiatives across finance and ad-hoc analysis.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate excellent analytical and systems skills (Excel, Hyperion, Workday); strong commercial and business acumen; a strong grasp of commercial and business operations and their implications on financial performance; very good presentational skills; the ability to influence and manage expectations across the organization.

Senior finance colleagues are expected to build business relationships across all areas of the organization, drive strategic and tactical decisions, and become a trusted advisor to the organization.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Create accurate, transparent, and timely financial reporting and analysis to support leadership in decision making process; clearly articulate financial implications of business decisions and provide retrospective analysis as well as drive forward looking actions.
  • Co-ordinate short and long range planning cycles across the whole of Calyx, challenging outputs, assessing risks/opportunities, and ensuring that a holistic view is provided to business leaders.
  • Communicate and review a relevant and impactful set of financial metrics designed to support evaluation of commercial financial performance.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the business context to synthesize financial and operational data into meaningful business insights that highlight performance, at Calyx level.
  • Communicates ways to improve financial analysis metrics and drive process improvements across organization.
  • Providing ad-hoc analysis and insights on specific issues.
  • Build rapport with and understand/address needs of functional/business unit leadership.
  • Provide guidance to functional leaders and other key stakeholders as needed.
  • Proactively engage and challenge business unit and global functional leadership to achieve financial and business goals and work closely with them to meet financial goals and influence financially sound decision making.
  • Analysis & Problem Solving: Ensure data accuracy and integrity and conduct detailed analysis to solve problems and provide recommendations and insights.
  • Consider the big picture, including all stakeholders, and look beyond the obvious to anticipate problems and data needs and proactively find solutions.
  • Financial Acumen & Control: Possess and apply financial accounting and reporting knowledge, policies and procedures.
  • Uphold all company and regulatory policies, compliance standards and controls to protect business integrity.
  • Drive for Results: Proactively identify and inform stakeholders about opportunities and risks to improve efficiency and profitability.
  • Conduct crucial and challenging conversations to protect profitability and ethics.
  • Trains organization on FP&A related process and solutions.
  • Customer Focused Leadership: Understand and regularly assess the needs of internal and/or external customers.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks with enthusiasm and prioritize workload with attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to work methodically in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Demonstratable ability to apply critical thinking to problems and tasks
  • Shows initiative and self-confidence, is adaptable and is able to cope with changing and evolving priorities
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements
  • Proactively participates in skills improvement training and encourages their teams to participate
  • A self-starter and able to work under own initiative
  • Ability to operate collaboratively within a global team environment
  • Takes ownership and responsibility
  • Ability to coach and provide guidance and support to non-financial colleagues

Knowledge and Experience:
  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Solid professional experience in the same or very similar role, preferably progressive finance roles, including FP&A
  • Experience using tools to communicate progress to Stakeholders
  • Expert in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Power Point, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience of Workday, advanced skills in other systems (e.g. Hyperion,

  • Bachelor's Degree, qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • English: Fluent


In return we will be able to offer you a structured career pathway and development within the role. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday per year, pension scheme, life assurance, long term disability insurance, a health cash plan, and other leading-edge benefits that you would expect.

Apply today to begin your Calyx journey!
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