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Senior Finance Business Partner, CRS

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Parexel has an interesting opportunity for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join our global team supporting our largest strategic business unit, Clinical Research Services (CRS). Reporting to a Sr. Finance Manager, the Senior Finance Business Partner is responsible for partnering with CRS business unit and regional functional leaders to support the achievement of its operational and financial goals. This role requires the ability to review financial data in order to provide comprehensive and in-depth analysis to their support operational reviews. This role requires a high degree of professionalism and the ability to accomplish objectives with minimal supervision. Experience in supporting a controlled accounting environment is highly preferable.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Applies current financial and accounting standards, policies and controls, mitigates risk between business goals & accounting principles and controls
  • Provides accurate, transparent, and timely financial reporting of functional/operational KPI's to support Service Line leadership in the decision-making process utilizing standardized reporting
  • Translates results of analysis on Operational KPI's and Financial P&L's into valuable insights and actionable recommendations for business leaders; Supplies ad hoc analysis as requested
  • Maintains, produces and communicates a relevant and impactful set of project and operational metrics designed to support evaluation of financial performance consistent with the Business Unit being managed
  • Challenges staffing plans, monitor resource/utilization levels and suggest opportunities to positively impact Business Unit margin
  • Supports process and system improvement opportunities by participating in change initiatives at project level
  • Demonstrates competency in dealing with ambiguity and problem-solving abilities
  • As part of Business Unit Finance, builds rapport with and understand/address needs of functional/business unit leadership
  • Proactively engages and challenges business unit and global functional leadership to achieve financial and business goals; works closely with them to meet financial goals and influence financially sound decision making
  • Demonstrates basic understanding of PXL business, impact of industry trends and partner's priorities, and acts as a co-pilot to guide them through financial and business decisions
  • Identifies and communicates opportunities to optimize performance at BL/Regional Functional level through on-going assessment of functional cost, Operational P&L's and KPI's

    QualificationsQualified candidates for this role will possess:


    • Thrives in a complex, fast-paced and potentially ambiguous environment; Works effectively in a matrix environment
    • Demonstrates advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills; experience with financial performance systems (e.g., Hyperion)


      • Analytics & Problem Solving: Translates information into valuable insights and actionable recommendations. Provides recommendations to the right stakeholders and follows through to deliver timely resolution
      • Financial Acumen & Control: Mitigates risks between business goals and accounting principles and controls
      • Drives for Results: Develops profitable recommendations, balancing between customer and business needs and profitability
      • Partnering for Success: Understands partners priorities and acts as a co-pilot to guide them through financial and business decisions


        • BA in Finance or Accounting, or equivalent experience preferred

          Language Skills

          • Strong command of the English language

            Minimum Work Experience

            • Moderate level of professional experience in progressive Finance roles with strong analytical and partnering track record

              EEO DisclaimerParexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: PAREXEL, Durham , Senior Finance Business Partner, CRS, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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