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Boston, MA
Other/Not Classified
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Full Time
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Experienced (Non-Manager)
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Financial Analyst / Senior Financial Analyst

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Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Senior Financial Analyst / Financial Analyst in our Cambridge office.


Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Senior Financial Analyst / Financial Analyst working on the R&D Finance team, you will be empowered assist with financial planning and analysis for our R&D functions and work with cross-functional business partners, and a typical day will include: 


Assist Manager with Global Pharmaceutical Sciences (CMC) and Boston site monthly financial reporting process as well as support quarterly/annual planning activities. Set up and maintain performance tracking and analysis for external collaborations. Lead financial planning and analysis support for the PharmSci business units and numerous development stage programs.  Performs ad hoc reporting and analysis as requested.


General Planning, Analysis & Reporting

  • Work side-by-side with Global Pharmaceutical Sciences (CMC) and functional business partners to establish the annual budget and Mid-Range Planning
  • Lead the Monthly Budget Reviews with line managers highlighting the key cost variance drivers and risks / opportunities
  • Engage as finance thought partner to several development stage programs covering all areas of R&D
  • Support the Accounting team on monthly/quarterly closes, tasks including calculation of  monthly accruals and preparation of journal entries
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for operational improvements and efficiencies and developing recommendations
  • Provide ad hoc reporting and presentation support as required

Operational Excellence

  • Partner with Manager, PharmSci Finance to identify and track Key Performance Indicators
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop proposals for capacity planning and resource allocation strategies as needed

General Business & Investment Analysis

  • Responsible for the development of financial support for PharmSci
  • Develop financial models and analytical tools to support PharmSci and PharmSci project leaders’ objectives. Assist driving strategic decisions through NPV analysis, decisions trees, and other financial metrics. Provide critical thought that may help drive strategic decisions and make recommendations to Senior Management
  • Serve as financial representative on key cross-functional teams and proactively provide advisory services

Other General Management

  • Approve purchase orders. Ensure purchase orders consistent with agreements.
  • Drive the development and use of the financial planning system for assigned functions.  Create, leverage and deploy financial models for own use and those of other finance staff.  Document models and processes and work to creatively and continuously improve the planning process
  • Design and distribute monthly reporting packages summarizing functional area financial results.  Design and implement solutions to streamline processes and create operational efficiencies.  Educate functional management on the use of reporting tools and finance concepts
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


Education & Experience – Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous budgeting/planning/monthly variance analysis experience
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated business impact in previous position(s)
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Education & Experience – Desired:

  • Minimum of 2 Years' Relevant Experience ( to be considered for Senior Financial Analyst Level)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA or CPA
  • Previous experience in healthcare R&D function
  • Understanding of methods, tools and concepts to prepare forecasts, ad hoc analyses
  • Financial planning/reporting systems experience (e.g. Cognos, SAP)


  • Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written, in a persuasive, organized and appropriate manner, including running meetings and preparing presentations for customer groups
  • Analytical – ability to analyze monthly financial results and ROI outputs and to understand how to use this information to drive projects that will impact the business.
  • Management – ability to set priorities and meet specific deadlines in a changing environment, ability to be flexible, accommodating, and to deal with change effectively
  • Customer Service Orientation – ability to gain trust of high-level management and leverage relationships to provide best possible financial plans and drive impactful analytical projects
  • Teamwork – ability to work effectively in and foster a team environment
  • Entrepreneurial – ability and desire to take ownership over activities and projects, desire to shape the organization, consistent demonstration of “out of the box” thinking


  •  Periodic overnight travel may be required


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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