Financial Analyst

Job Title:Financial Analyst
Location UK ~ Alnwick
UK ~ Nottingham
Type: Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we help biotech and pharma customers save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients. As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

The Role

Due to our continuous growth and success we are looking for a Financial Analyst to join our small and highly regarded Finance department. Reporting to the Director, Group Financial Planning and Analysis, this role will enhance our analytical review and reporting of financial data across the Group. Covering the timely and accurate reporting and forecasting of revenue through to contributing to our focus on optimising bottom-line performance. Part of the role will be the primary support analyst for the Director of Finance, Candidate Development business unit.

Role Outline

The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Supporting the monthly revenue recognition and forecasting process (UK and US)
  • Financial support to the Project Management and Commercial teams
  • Analytical review of cost base and project profitability; identifying cost efficiencies and bottom-line optimisation initiatives
  • Application of relevant financial analysis to help drive informed decision-making across the business  
  • Order intake backlog calculations and reconciliations
  • Accrued and Deferred Income analysis and reconciliations
  • Contribute to monthly Exec Management Meeting reports and Group Board pack
  • Support Commercial reporting including new business pipeline forecasts
  • Support the local Finance teams across the Group; UK, Miami and Philadelphia
  • Liaise with external auditors and manage year-end requests as required
  • Provide support/cover across the Global Finance team
  • Support to Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Ad hoc analysis and reports

The Candidate

The essential experience for this role are as follows:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working for an organisation involved in large value contracts or projects as part of a finance department, involved in management accounts or project accounting
  • CIMA/ACCA part qualified
  • Very strong Excel skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, including; senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines & also pay close attention to detail
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work (including unsociable hours at month-end/year-end)
  • Must be self-motivated and able to organise & manage their own and team’s workload within an extremely busy finance department

Please note the successful candidate should be within driving distance from Alnwick or our Nottingham office. 

Company benefits

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Quotient Sciences are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion.

We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.