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Operations Finance Analyst I

Remote (North Carolina, United States)

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies.


With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.


As an Operations Finance Analyst you will contribute to the achievement of financial and business objectives through accurate and timely financial analysis and reporting. Works cross-functionally with operations, commercial finance, and finance to resolve issues related to any of the following: revenue, costs, contract values, billing, balance sheet management, financial reporting, financial tools and processes.


Essential Functions

  • Administers the daily financial management of project portfolio and/or special assignments.
  • Identifies issues related to contract modifications, contract values, and contract deliverables.
  • Performs analysis of budget to actual data on monthly, quarterly, and annual bases and for revenue calculations and forecasting; and/or prepares payment schedules/invoice back-ups and/or process invoices maintaining cash neutrality; and/or performs regular reconciliations and analysis of revenues and billing on a project and company level; and/or creates trackers, financial tools, dashboards and provides technical solutions by manipulating large datasets and compiling data.
  • Analyzes cost assignments, ensuring that all assigned projects adhere to accepted cost accounting standards.
  • Coordinates and supervises deliverables of assigned projects and manages outcomes to corporate targets.
  • Tracks, maintains and/or interpret project information and budgets within the project accounting system; and/or takes part in reviewing and development of financial reports, tools, systems, policies and processes in support of financial management process and improved efficiency.
  • Coordinates with other staff to ensure sponsors are invoiced in a timely and accurate manner; all amounts are collected, any remaining final balances are appropriately cleared; and/or the agreed financial processes are followed.
  • Supports management in assessing and minimizing the risk on revenue and gross profit and/or balances associated with assigned balance sheet accounts and/or financial processes and tools.
  • Interacts with leadership through the presentation of database extracts and datasets, tools, models, data analysis, and dashboards.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 2 years).


In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to function as an effective and respected partner to internal clients
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new systems and processes
  • Confidence to handle sensitive information and make sound recommendations
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results
  • Good analytical and quantitative skills and ability to handle data effectively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project administration skills
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentation of data, for roles with more technical focus previous experience with SharePoint / VBA / SQL / Power BI / RPA (comparable to 1+ years) will be an advantage.
  • Solid understanding of accounting/financial principles and regulations/legal requirements, for roles with more accounting focus a professional accounting qualification – ACCA / CPA / CIMA or equivalent will be an advantage.


Working Environment:

We value the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
  • Occasional drives to site locations with occasional travel both domestic and international.
  • Long, varied hours may be required.


Our 4i Values:

Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement If you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!


Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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