Associate Director R&D Financial Planning & Analysis

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Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) is an innovative, fast-growing healthcare company that commercializes Otsuka-discovered and in-licensed products in the U.S. With a strong focus on neuroscience, oncology, cardio-renal and medical device, OAPI is dedicated to improving patient health and the quality of human life. OAPI is part of the Otsuka Group companies. For more information, visit


The Associate Director is responsible for the efficient, well-controlled operations of a team of financial analysts. The position will require the incumbent to manage the activities of employees who will provide budgeting, forecasting, accounting and analytical support to both project teams and functional areas. The position will interface with senior executives as necessary.

The position also requires a highly experienced team leader with a strong analytical and systems background and a solid track record of successfully leading key financial processes in fast paced, matrix environments.



  • Supervises the coordinating, developing and analyzing of all activities in the preparation and delivery of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Oversees the preparation and analysis of the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for senior management, project leadership, and department managers. This includes variance analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Supervises the preparation of monthly project allocation reports and maintain reliable files to allow for flexible reporting of different periods electronically.
  • Ensures team’s timely processing of contract payments, accuracy of R&D and global strategy planning expensing models, and addressing promptly contract payment issues.
  • 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.
  • 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 business issues.
  • Providing benchmarking and modeling for optimizing corporate investments

Establishing and maintaining dashboards for all R&D studies in portfolio, indirect cost/ services, and data/information



    • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field 10+ years’ experience with demonstrated success
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech experience
  • Proven experience supporting a company wide budgeting and forecasting process
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision


    • Strong systems skills, including Word/Excel/PowerPoint, as well as, Hyperion Planning and Essbase 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to identify and implement process improvements


    • Superior business acumen skills, combined with ability to find, dissect and analyze disparate data to enable fact-based decisions 
    • Preferred:
  • Knowledge of Oracle E-Business Suite and Hyperion Essbase
  • MBA, CMA and/or CPA
  • Tableau
  • QuickBase


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