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Project Finance Manager - Interim 3-6 months

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  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £250.00 - £370.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Danielle Nixon

  • Contact email:

    Danielle.Nixon@morson.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 707 1516

  • Job ref:

    185050DNN_1613406728

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-02-24

  • Start date:

    01/03/2021

The Project Finance Manager will join as part of a dynamic, business facing finance group, you will support the business with investment decisions to progress the pipeline, management of development costs and support of key portfolio and post deal management processes.

  • As a member of several Early Product Teams, provide financial advice, support and challenge and act as the single point of contact for the Finance queries.
  • Provide proactive and innovative financial analysis and scenario modelling to support teams in assessing the cost and value impact of critical project decisions, including clinical trial design and cost,
  • Ensure that all investment decisions have an internally consistent, robust financial case supporting them.
  • Provide input to all governance body papers (e.g. Early Stage Portfolio Committee), leading the preparation of the financial sections
  • Ensure senior Finance leaders are appropriately briefed ahead of key decision points
  • Deliver Post Deal Management Finance support for any external agreements in the brand area. This includes understanding and managing AZ financial rights and obligations, communicating this insight to relevant project/function management and to finance departments located in the regional hubs and other SET areas.
  • Work with the TA Finance Business Partner Lead to monitor the value of R&D spend and assess the impact of any key changes to project development assumptions and key deviations from plan.
  • Supporting the month close analysis and preparation of the quarterly forecast process with up to date asset valuations and forecasts
  • Undertake ad hoc project work to assist in the improvement of Project Finance team working practices.

Essential Requirements

4-5 years of proven track record in forecasting, financial modelling or decision analysis required. Bachelor's degree required. An accounting qualification is an advantage.

Other Skills and Qualifications

  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical experience preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience of using Hyperion would be beneficial but not essential
  • Strong analytical skills / Strong usage of Microsoft Excel
  • Proactive analysis and able to communicate a perspective on business results
  • Solution driven and able to present multiple scenarios for a given task
  • The interpersonal skills to work with senior stakeholders within and outside Finance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global business context

Special Skills/Abilities

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a complex, global environment while appreciating and respecting cultural and organisational diversity
  • Organisational agility -- builds consensus through formal and informal channels and relationships; organisationally savvy
  • Customer focus -- dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Strong knowledge of financial modelling and analysis, budgeting and forecasting, and generally accepted accounting principles
  • Intellectual and analytical capabilities -- deals exceptionally well with developing concepts and initiatives, complexity, ambiguity and multiple priorities
  • Strong bias for action and results

This role has been qualified as 'Inside' of scope for IR35 and therefore we can only consider candidates working on a PAYE or Umbrella basis at this time.