Director, Finance & Business Operations, RWE Clinical Trials

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Country: United States

Location : Deerfield, Illinois

Post: Wed, 01 Feb 2023 20:38:49 GMT

Expires: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Summary

The Finance Director and Business Operations, Real World Evidence (RWE) Clinical Trials supports and provides financial leadership to the Walgreens Health Clinical Trials/ RWE business. Working in partnership with the Walgreens Health CFO and the Chief Clinical Trials Officer, this role is responsible for a number of areas such as driving resource planning, profitability analysis, long-range planning, budgeting, and monthly forecasting (reporting of actual costs vs budgeted amounts) supporting the monthly accrual process. In addition, provides leadership with ad hoc analysis on the P&L to facilitate effective decision making in support of business goals. Provides guidance regarding all finance related decisions and providing guidance and counsel in development of long range plans involving strategy development, resource allocation, work plans and timelines and financial outcomes.

Job Responsibilities
Provide financial leadership to the Clinical Trials RWE business
Drive resource planning, profitability analysis, long-range planning, budgeting, and monthly forecasting (reporting of actual costs vs budgeted amounts, supporting of monthly accrual process)
Research and understand service revenue variance (actual vs. forecast; current forecast vs. prior forecast, etc.)
Review project/client profitability analysis, contract matrix (pricing and projected cash flow), AR aging, and analysis of deferred or unbilled revenues.
Review and analyze CRM data, New Business Awarded, Pending Pipeline, and CIS (change in scope)
Proactively provide Chief Clinical Trials Officer Senior with ad hoc analysis on P&L to facilitate effective business decisions
Build the burn model to support variety of clinical trial designs (retrospective vs prospective) to forecast new business revenue
Lead competitive pricing analysis and pricing model development, including pricing/resourcing roles, cost drivers, pricing algorithms and integration of new service offerings and capacities
Support review of pricing for client proposals including analysis of contract terms and billable rates to ensure profitability
Lead initiatives to improve operational efficiencies and profit margin
Guide the Chief Clinical Trials officer in budgeting, forecasting, and long-range planning
Drive standardization of processes, tools and reporting, and improvement of data integrity and process automation
Provide full-scope project/portfolio level financial and operational metrics analysis to improve productivity and profitability
Design and maintain financial models for clinical trial budgeting, forecasting, benchmarking, and business performance evaluation
Assist the Chief Clinical Trials Officer in preparing business plan, annual financial budget, and forecast
Prepare monthly management reports and analysis for the Clinical Trials business financial performance
Support the build and implementation for monthly and quarterly management reporting dashboards to strengthen financial control and improve operational productivity and profitability
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans
About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

More company information is available at (url removed).

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years OR High School/GED and at least 9 years if finance, accounting, business management, quantitative analysis or economics
At least five years’ experience in Clinical Trials Finance participating or leading financial forecasting, budgeting, financial model development processes, clinical trials accruals, forecasting, and budget modeling.
Life science/clinical trial experience required.
At least five years in biotech/pharmacy clinical research industry
Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
At least 3 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or MBA
Preferred certification in Public Accounting as granted by state Accounting Board.
At least 3 years of Clinical experience participating or leading financial forecasting, budgeting, financial model development processes.
Experience with drug development process and the cross-functional responsibilities including clinical trial design, study start-up and execution, site management, safety reporting, data management, and biometrics
Demonstrated problem solving skills and experience working in a fast-paced environment
Experience leading and managing cross-functional initiatives from concept to completion
Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using AVERAGE function, merging and centering cells, printing centered page and/or creating a pivot table).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns)

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