Financial Analyst

Acorda Therapeutics
Aug 13, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The Financial Analyst assists with reporting to management monthly and/or year-to-date activity through the internal reporting and variance analysis process, coordinating and providing support during the annual budget process and quarterly reforecasting process. This individual provides support during the annual budget process in the preparation consolidated detailed departmental budget templates, master budget, capital expenditures and expense allocation budgets.

* Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Supports in the maintenance of departmental level budget templates, master budget, and capital expenditures budget for annual consolidated budgeting process.

* Collaborates with department managers to obtain full detail and support of all budget assumptions, estimates, and actual-to-budget tracking.

* Supports in the preparation of monthly financial close variance reports on a departmental and entity basis; examines communication provided by department management for actual-to-budget variances, and aids in the communication back to Senior Management.

* Supports in the preparation of quarterly/periodic customized reports to cross functional teams, customized R&D program reports as requested by Senior Management as well as ad hoc reports as requested.

* Performs general ledger/ cost center research and analysis on variances in question by departmental management.

* Assists in gathering data and creating quarterly/periodic consolidated reforecast through discussion with departmental management, analysis of variances, and department forecast templates.

* Assists with the consolidated budget presentation preparation to be provided to C-level management and ultimately the Board of Directors.

* May collaborate with internal stakeholders and departmental management across the organization.

* Acts as a liaison between, subsidiaries including Acorda's other locations for internal reporting, budgeting and forecasting periodically throughout the reporting year.

* Assists with the month-end close process as required which may or may not include recording journal entries and preparing account reconciliations.

* Assists with SOX compliance by following Finance internal requirements.

Education and/or Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required.

* Minimum of one to three years of experience in public and/or private accounting or finance.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


* Demonstrated competence to handle a wide range of finance related responsibilities.

* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Computer Skills:

* Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, and have intermediate Excel skills e.g. V-Lookups, If Statements, and Pivot tables.

* Prior experience with general ledger systems and business intelligence tools is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required

Other Skills and Abilities:

* Ability to prioritize and multi-task successfully in a fast paced environment.

* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.

* It is essential that this individual demonstrates the ability to work with highly confidential information.

* Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

* Ability to manage both day-to-day operations as well as project work in a fast paced environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 10-15% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

No specific work demands.

* To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Posted by StartWire