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Executive Director; Finance- Acurian (A PPD Company)

Defines and executes finance strategies through financial analysis/reporting to strengthen company operational performance, achieve competitive returns and support the company's strategic goals. Assesses financial plans and provides key financial data to support the company's strategic and operational goals. Develops and communicates strategic business unit recommendations supported by financial analysis to senior leaders and other stakeholders. Positions the company for success through strong financial management.
Experience with risk-based business models
Experience with identifying, modeling andtaking action on risk-based opportunities
Equal comfort and ease with project-basedand corporate finance
Adept eye for business efficiency andmaximizing profit
Looking for strategic financial mind whowants to contribute at the senior management level to enable business growthand by leverage our unique service to bring efficiency to drug development
Entrepreneurial drive without sacrificingsophisticated financial presentation abilities.
Leads business unit financial reporting and budget analysis functions providing leadership and direction to the Financial Planning and Analytics team across the organization
Responsible for business unit profit & loss and ensures team is invested in positively influencing the financial situation of the organization
Develops financial and business performance recommendations to senior leaders, Board of Directors and Sponsors through development and evaluation of company level financial data against performance objectives
Forms operational/strategic recommendations based on complex financial analyses for business plans that support new and expanded business opportunities and growth
Provides management & strategic direction to the business unit. Participates with senior leadership in developing and authorizing business plans
Strategically develops and implements fiscal plans involving operational budgeting, long range financial planning, cost accounting and financial analysis
Consults on long-term financial impact of strategic decisions
Interfaces with senior leaders, BOD and Sponsors to provide financial strategic decision support, drive growth and seek improvements in operational processes through financial best practices
CPA, MBA or Master's Degree with outstanding academic qualifications required
10 years of proven leadership experience and/or Corporate/Investment Banking experience
Experience making investment and strategic recommendations to senior leaders and Board of Directors to support company's business goals
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Exceptional skills in financial analysis, budgeting and resource planning
Experience handling a $100MM business
Experience handling finance for a business operating in the US and EU
Thrives in a fast-growing atmosphere in which finance plays a consultative, enabling role for the business
Views finance having the same creative and problem-solving capabilities, and responsibilities, as any other business disciplines and endeavors to find appropriate finance and accounting structures to support business in new ventures
Deeply analytical and quick study of business mechanics in an effort to make business more efficient
Experience with risk-mitigation and performance-based business models a plus
Proactive leader with strong business acumen and intellectual curiosity
Ability to manage a large and dispersed team of employees
Excellent problem solving skills
Excellent decision making and judgment skills through financial research and analysis
Strong organizational agility and demonstrated drive for results
Demonstrated strategic and tactical planning skills
Proven track record of superior performance and success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
Strategic and creative thinking; distinguished written and oral communications skills
Experience and presence to be impactful at the most senior levels of an organization
Proven capability of exceptional influencing and negotiating skills to establish credibility and trust with executives across the business
Proven ability to achieve results on a consistent basis through a thoughtful and targeted approach
Demonstrated track record of setting goals, communicating plans, monitoring progress, and achieving results in a high-performing team environment
Expertise in networking and building effective relationships internally and externally
About Acurian:
Acurian works with top pharmaceutical companies to recruit and retainpatients in clinical trials. We are the largest independent provider of patientrecruitment and retention services in the world, and we're still growing. Acuriandistinguishes itself as technology-enabled service company with unparalleledinvestment in analytics and software.
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, the parent company of PPD Development, L.P. and Acurian, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

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