Operations Finance Analyst - Cambridge UK

Cambridge, United Kingdom
18 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Operations Finance Analyst - Project Delivery

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development , laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical , biotechnology , medical device , academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and more than 24,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health.

PPD are currently recruiting for an Operations Finance Analyst on Permanent basis to join our growing team of analysts within Operations Finance. The role is based in our EMEA head office in Cambridge. As a Finance Analyst you will be responsible for project-related reconciliations including revenue recognition, forecasts, invoicing oversight, and variance analysis with respect to profitability on a portfolio of projects and will be allocated to support a specific Associate Director or Director within the Project Management group.

Project Specific Tasks:
  • Review and Support to Teams Resource Forecasting
  • Monthly Revenue Recognition
  • Fiscal Management and Awareness of Contracts Within Portfolio
  • Unit Grid Data Review with Project Managers and Non-Financial Leads.
  • Month End Reporting
  • Monthly Reconciliations, tracker and dashboard input
  • Monthly Reporting/Meetings
  • Invoicing Oversight
  • Contracts Modification Financial and Scope Review


Education and Qualifications
  • Ability to manage the finances of a large number of projects and respond quickly to requests for project financial information or support.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and to prioritise workload
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and use initiative as appropriate
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written and oral communication) with both financial and non-financial people.
  • Proven ability to be flexible in a fast moving and challenging environment
  • MS Office skills particularly MS Excel
  • Ideally (but not essential) will have a good understanding/knowledge of clinical trials that enables them to contribute to project discussions concerning profitability and performance
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness and acumen.
  • Relevant experience of project analysis or similar position requiring project accounting skills

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme , ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture , where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.



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