• Sr Analyst R&D Finance

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    The Senior Analyst, R&D Finance is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting and analysis. This individual must be able to assesses and anticipate client needs, is learning agile and able to deal with ambiguity, as well as be able to translate complex issues into clear and coherent solutions. 


    • Owns the coordinating, developing and analyzing of new study pricings along with creation/maintenance of pricing related forecast models.
    • Engages in the preparation and analysis of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for senior management, project leadership and department managers as it relates to aligned cost center.
    • Provides analysis and review of R&D Costs to assist in negotiating cost effective contracts.
    • Proactively provides analysis of project costs to determine trends and unusual results and report these findings to Senior Management.
    • Key contributor to intercompany allocations and expense accruals
    • Manages accrual and accounting process across the business
    • Initiates and conducts meetings with members of the project teams on topics such as budget matters, understanding and interpreting department financial data, invoice management, and other related business issues/topics
    • Ensures data integrity and delivery of financial reporting, including summarization of all types of expenses
    • Provides input and analysis on key expense trends and metrics.
    • Focus on process enhancements and continuous improvement




    • Minimum BS/BA degree in business/finance/accounting, or closely related field of study
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience working within the Pharmaceutical industry
    • Finance experience
    • Experience supporting a companywide budgeting and forecasting process
    • High degree of proficiency with computer technology & MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) as well as Pricing Tools, Tableau and QuickBase
    • Strong financial modeling skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a keen focus on customer service
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work independently, take initiative and complete tasks to deadlines
    • Must be open and flexible to the changing environment


    • Knowledge/aptitude of information technology, general & administrative expense, shared services, and other operating expenses.
    • Knowledge/aptitude of capital planning
    • CRO experience
    • Experience working in a team based, matrix organization
    • Self-confident and willing to ask questions to bring clarity to issues
    • Able to contribute innovative ideas and implement improvements
    • Knowledge/aptitude of the clinical development process

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    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

    Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.



    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

    In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything it does.

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 45,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016. 

    All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.

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