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Manager, R&D Finance (Clinical)

PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Job Description Summary:

The Manager, Finance is responsible for the development of global, consolidated financial budgets/forecasts and analyzing budget variances for assigned department(s). This person also is responsible for preparation and distribution of quarterly reports to senior management highlighting and reporting on variances from budget and prior forecast.

The Manager, Finance works closely with the corporate accounting organization to ensure proper expense recognition and compliance with internal controls.

The incumbent works cross-functionally with internal departments and external resources as needed on finance-related issues and reports directly to the Senior Director, R&D Finance, business partner to the Chief Development Officer.

The Manager, Finance supports adherence to relevant regulatory/compliance requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as appropriate.

Job Description:


  • Reports to the Senior Director, FP&A R&D (Business Partner to the Chief Development Officer) with a focus primarily on Biostatistics, Pharmacovigilance, Global Regulatory Affairs & Global Regulatory Operations and Scientific Writing.
  • Prepares the annual, global consolidated budget for assigned department(s). This includes entry/on-going maintenance of assigned department(s) budgets within the companys budgeting system.
  • Supports Senior Director in strategic initiatives related to growing clinical development pipeline for assigned department(s).
  • Assist Senior Director in ensuring Regulatory timelines and forecast align with clinical development timelines driving financial forecast accuracy.
  • Is key contact for budget owners on annual budget(s) and long-range forecast processes. Provides periodic budget forecast updates to leadership team.
  • Supports corporate accounting requirements, ensure proper expense recognition, and compliance with internal controls.
  • Supports the business key stakeholders in other activities as assigned, including but not limited to, purchase order requisition training and other trainings of our financial systems.
  • May interact with external service providers to ensure proper invoicing, expense recognition or other finance-related activities.
  • Prepares and distributes Budget Variance Analysis (BVA) reports and preforms analysis of current vs. annual plans and presents key drivers to the Development Leadership Team.
  • Responsible for monthly accruals and supporting vendor invoice adjudication.
  • Manages process for purchase order requisitions for the department(s) he/she supports, and communicates with vendors regarding purchase orders status.
  • Maintains close communication with financial leaders at the business unit and functional level to ensure timely understanding of risk factors that may impact forecasts.
  • Develops and builds expense tracking models supporting assigned department(s).
  • Assist in development of long range financial models for the development pipeline.
  • Performs analysis of large amounts of data to understand the story behind the numbers and presents to Senior Leadership where applicable.
  • Maintains standard reporting tools to help identify key risks and opportunities.
  • Supports financial and business controls and standards including SOX requirements.
  • Prepares applicable management reporting, KPI and audit schedules, as necessary.
  • Performs other tasks and assignments as needed and specified by management. This may include special projects/ad hoc financial analyses, as necessary.


  • Bachelors degree in Finance or Accounting and a minimum of 8 years of relevant financial planning and analysis experience, preferably within a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment.
  • Incumbent must have minimum of 4 years of Clinical Development experience in financial forecasting of clinical trials.
  • Good financial understanding of functional areas including Regulatory, Statistics and Pharmacovigilance is a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the budgeting process.
  • Demonstrated experience in creation, enhancement, and continual improvement in modeling, forecasting and budgeting-related financial activities within Clinical Development.
  • Solid accounting and financial reporting experience in an operational environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach assignments with intellectual curiosity and analytical mindset, particularly as it relates to process improvement and business effectiveness.
  • Proven experience and ability to be an effective financial partner and leader to the business.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with strong attention to detail.
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to tailor communications to varying levels with the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.
  • Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Experience with Oracle Cloud ERP /PBCS/SAP/SmartView preferred.
  • Knowledge of Oracle Cloud Project Accounting is a Plus.
  • 0-10% travel
  • Office based position

EEO Statement:

PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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