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Director FP&A, Project Based Services (PBS)

Date: Apr 7, 2021

Location: Waltham, MA, US, 02451

Company: Cytel Inc

Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the form of both software and services.  At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development.


JOB SUMMARY:  Reporting to VP FPA, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, will lead business partnering with Project Based Services (PBS). In this highly visible role, you will be instrumental in developing best-in-class processes and building robust reporting and analytics to support the business. This role will have one direct report.



In this opportunity, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the overall annual budget and forecasting processes for PBS services
  • Serving as a strategic business partner to our PBS services delivering timely and accurate monthly reporting on key areas of the business, including analysis of actual results vs plan, key trends impacting the business and projections of future spend in alignment with the company’s corporate and functional goals
  • Preparing a monthly reporting package that includes dashboards and analysis for CFO review; including commentary for trends and variances
  • Building analytical tools and creating reports and scorecards including non-financial metrics, and understanding key market and operational metrics for PBS.
  • Working closely with the accounting team during the month and quarter end close to ensure adherence to timelines and accuracy of the results for PBS. Understand the key drivers of financial results in order to provide insightful reporting and analysis.
  • Interprets and articulate client analytics to commercial leaders and helps influence commercial strategy and guides future commercial financial decisions based on their impact on financial performance.
  • Translates results of all business analysis and financial analysis into valuable insights and actionable recommendations for business leaders; supplies ad hoc analysis as requested
  • Managing and continuing to develop our planning system, Adaptive Insights
  • Interfacing extensively with cross-functional leadership and having the opportunity to present at Executive team meetings

If you enjoy working in Biotech, and are a strategic finance partner with strong Financial Planning and ERP systems experience, then this could be just the job for you!


Meet your future team:

This role will report directly to the Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. The FP&A team is made up of three other individuals, who bring a range of experience and knowledge. While a small team, you will join a group of passionate individuals who enjoying working with one another. In addition to the FP&A team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the larger group of people under the CFO. You can expect to join a hardworking, collaborative environment.

Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting •



Education: CPA or MBA preferred

Experience: 10+ years of finance experience within Clinical Research Organization or Project Based Consulting Industry

Skills: • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude • Independent worker and analytical thinker with ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems • Strong presence with the ability to interact with Senior Leadership • Proven ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet tight deadline


Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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