The Finance Manager (Customer Facing) position resides in the Controlling & Financial Analysis (CFA) group within Commercial Finance and plays a key role in the direct support of the Commercial organization. The Finance Manager (FM) supports the Brand or Functional teams with the following: (a) manages financial month-end close activities, (b) manages and presents monthly reporting and variance analysis compared to budget and forecast, (c) supports business planning deliverables including annual tactical plans/budgets, quarterly forecasts, 3-year brand plans, long-term Business Plans, and Financial Activity Cost Tracking (FACT), (d) builds trusted relationships with Commercial Finance Decision Support team and key business stakeholders through insights from financial data analyses, including FACT resource allocation/trade-off scenario analysis, (e) strategic projects and ad hoc analysis, (f) maintains internal controls and compliance around key financial expense activities, and (g) reviews and implements CFA process improvement initiatives.
Diligently build and maintain effective business partnerships between commercial stakeholders and Commercial Finance Decision Support through close collaboration and regular meetings
Manage month-end close activities by reviewing and approving, journal entries, recodes, account reconciliations. Maintain compliance with internal controls and processes to enable VP’s sub-certification of financial results
Review and present insightful financial updates and variance analysis to key business stakeholders in order to enable transparency into financial performance and drivers. Support trade-off decisions due to strategy changes
Stay abreast and communicate/educate our business partners on all financial processes, accounting policies, and Healthcare Compliance policies relevant to marketing activities to ensure adherence and compliance (including contract payment terms, marketing expense recognition policies, approval hierarchy policy, controls around contracts/PO approvals, proper accruals)
Serve as a subject matter expert on audit support, reporting to external collaboration partners, Front Line Managers training, FRRs (Financial Responsibility Reporting) support, gFRS (Genentech Funding Request System), and Contracts reviews and approvals
Have strong command over all relevant financial systems, tools, data sets and reports, and reporting capabilities of databases
Review and implement process improvement initiatives that align with group and departmental goals, and takes lead role in those process improvement projects
Take on the “peer advisor” role to onboard/train new hires within Customer Facing
Take on the “mentor” role to the Internal Support team
Provide ad hoc analysis on strategic projects and present to senior management (e.g., Field Sales Promo Meals and Speaker Program, Catering Spend, Waste Watcher, and Sunshine Act Reporting)
This position is not eligible for relocation.
Who You Are
Self-starter with impeccable ethics and integrity, proven communication skills - verbal and written, with a clear ability to effectively communicate amongst different levels of the organization
Must have strong analytical and organizational skills
Must have strong knowledge of Excel and familiarity with ERP systems (SAP and TM1 preferred), including use of Qlikview and BW financial reports
Proficiency in accounting concepts, internal controls framework, and financial statement analysis
Experience in preparing and delivering monthly financial presentations to senior management within Commercial and Finance
Demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines and timelines, with proven experience in meeting goals on time
Track record in identifying process improvements and successfully implementing change
Excellent attention to detail paired with timeliness
Must have a BS/BA preferably in Business/Finance/Accounting and 8-11 years of biotech/pharma or related work experience
MBA and CPA license desirable
Who We Are
A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry
for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and
life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious
illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees
are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.
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