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Financial Analyst III, FP&A

Req ID #:  44429

Wilmington, MA, US

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.

Long Description

We are seeking a Financial Analyst III to support out Financial Planning & Analysis team located in Wilmington, MA. 



  • Analyst and review financial data in GL, including invoices against budgets/forecast to ensure validity, accuracy and completeness
  • Analyst operating results again department budgets, prepare monthly forecasts and manage results to meet budget targets
  • Active support role during month-end close process which includes: journal preparation, accruals, collecting support documentation, balance sheet scheduled and variance analysis and reporting to executive review
  • Update and monitor monthly operational re-forecasts and communicate to key stakeholders
  • Creates analytical models that support and advance business decisions
  • Aggregates data to determine costs of business activities. May recommend budget adjustments, and other cost improvement measures.
  • Assists in the analysis of financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or project a financial probability.
  • Performs statistical, cost and financial analysis of data
  • Records, classifies and summarizes financial transactions and events in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals.
  • Supports regular process improvement efforts designed to improve efficienc and scalability.
  • Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, verifies documents for completeness and compliance.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


The following are minimum qualifiactions for the Financial Analyst III position:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business (analytical bias), Economics or related field
  • Three plus years of relevant work experience


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 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 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. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.


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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity 


Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet




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