Finance Manager, Commercial Order to Cash Cycle

Req ID #:  215891


For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Responsible for managing a team of financial and billing analysts that supports a portfolio of commercial contracts within the order to cash process. Key responsibilities include overseeing order entry, invoice processing, analyzing project level expenses, and processing month end revenue accruals. This role will work in a cross-functional environment with Operations, Business Coordination, Business Finance and Corporate Accounting team members.



•    Lead team to ensure optimum performance of the group, specifically developing and implementing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for monthly/quarterly management reporting
•    Assume people leadership of the team, including assessing core competencies of all levels to address organizational needs, recruiting, training and development, workload evaluation and scheduling, and all other aspects of people and performance management 
•    Partner with Business Operations and Finance to understand business needs, with specific focus on proactive resource and process planning
•    Read, analyze, and interpret contracts/agreements/purchase orders and related documents and apply information to invoicing and reporting practices within SAP
•    Process invoices and work within SAP alongside team members to support critical deadlines 
•    Review and approve month end revenue accruals, including ongoing financial analysis to explain variances to forecast. Review and approve other journal entries as required for direct reports
•    Support client facing discussions relative to the order to cash process 
•    Serve as the primary point of contact between SAP technical and business process teams to troubleshoot errors and drive system enhancements to improve efficiencies
•    Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures; perform assigned SOX controls and support Internal Control, Internal Audit, or External Audit discussions
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Accounting or related discipline.
•    Experience:  Seven to ten years of related experience in cost accounting, project based accounting, and finance. Either formal or informal people leader experience.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: None, however, CPA preferred
•    Other: SAP software experience preferred. Strong spreadsheet skills. Must possess ability to work independently and within the team to meet deadlines and prepare responses with a high degree of accuracy. Must be highly organized, detail orientated, proactive, resourceful and able to exercise sound judgment. Ability to influence and implement process improvement within the team and across various teams. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate at multiple organizational levels and across business groups.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $110,000 - $135,000. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, and location.


Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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