Senior Financial Analyst, CDMO

Req ID #:  221892

Memphis, TN, US, 38118

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


CDMO Consolidation (40%)

  • Consolidates and analyses the financial performance of all the CDMO sites (3 in US and 2 in UK) for actuals, plan, forecast, and strategic plan.

  • Coordinates the calendar and the process for financial planning for CDMO, ensuring alignment with the corporate calendar.

  • Utilizes SAP, AFO and SAC applications to develop routine/standardized financial reporting tools for variance analysis and reporting.

Cell Therapy (60%)

  • Perform variance analysis of monthly/quarterly forecasts, Annual Operating Plan, and Strategic Plan

  • Support monthly business reviews with senior management discussing operational and financial results, challenges, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses.

  • Monthly headcount analysis vs plan/forecast

  • Analyze monthly client pass-through material costs vs production forecasts

  • Routinely analyze client unbilled and aging receivables and partner with CRL Credit and Collections, Project Coordination, Client Project Management, Business Development, and Site Leadership to drive resolution towards lowering balances. 

  • Prepare client invoice reconciliations, along with relevant supporting documentation to assist Project Coordination and Client Project Management address client invoicing needs.

  • Maintain and update visual aids using ThinkCell to support monthly and quarterly business reviews with senior management.

  • Routine updates to Sales Funnel charts and graphs, transfer visuals to monthly MBR and QBR, and maintain version control

  • Assist Memphis and Hanover Cell Therapy sites with Capital expenditure requests, including CLAW (Capital and Lease Approval Workflow) submission, PO tracking, and project status.

  • Partner with CRL Fixed Asset accounting to follow-up with site project managers for project updates.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent business or science degree
  • Experience: 5+ years related experience and training. Experience in Life Science industry preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent analytical skills with recommendations grounded in data.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


  • Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.


  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $90,000/yr. -$100,000/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


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.
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.
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 [email protected]. 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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