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Senior Financial Analyst-Business Partner

Req ID #:  41074

Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

For 70 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


We are seeking an experienced Senior Financial Analyst-Business Partner for our Finance Team located in Mattawan, MI.


A Senior Financial Analyst-Business Partner is responsible for providing cross-functional and key strategic decision support to business partners across our corporate function and for partnering with safety assessment finance business unit operations and senior leaders on all financial planning and analysis activities in a dynamic and growing business. Individuals in this role are change agents who leverage their keen ability to gather insightful, actionable financial data, present recommendations to senior management, engage with leadership, and challenge the business to deliver performance gains.


  • Build strong relationships with business partners and advise them on key business planning and investment opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain accurate forecasting.
  • Prepare and present financials and key indicators for business reviews, management reporting, and financial planning.
  • Prepare periodic analysis of revenue to operating income, bridging performance across price, volume, and mix efficiencies.
  • Interpret and explain performance drivers within the business; build and present the business case that supports and influences key operational and strategic decisions.
  • Perform regular and ad hoc analyses with insights on specific issues, including: revenue with verification, forecast variance, contract reviews, net bookings, labor utilization, and pricing.



The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Financial Analyst-Business Partner position.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 or more years of relevant experience; contract research organization experience preferred. Certified Managerial Accounting degree (CMA) or Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) is a plus.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Access, and other related data systems; experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems (JDE, SAP, etc.) and with synthesizing large amounts of data.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret financials statements, work independently, make decisions, problem solve, and partner with/influence cross-functional teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent financial modeling skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions, including the ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to evenings, weekends, extended shifts, and/or extra shifts; sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.




About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


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 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 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 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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