Senior Financial Analyst

Req ID #:  208752

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 US

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

The NHP importation team is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to support the financial planning and month-end activities.  This position will report to the Director of Finance of NHP Importation.  

To be successful, you should be able to perform a variety of financial activities including planning, analysis, budgeting, and reporting.  You should also have strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills and be able to present financial information and models in a concise and easily comprehensible manner.  


  • Analyze actual costs and prepare reporting for the leadership team on a monthly basis.  
  • Prepare supporting trend analysis to assist with monthly forecasting and annual budget in identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis with forward looking focus.  
  • Prepare supporting analysis to evaluate standard cost variances and trends. 
  • Analyze complex financial data and integrate relevant operational data to support business insight.
  • Participate in monthly close process and interact with the accounting team.
  • Interact with cost center owners to review results and recommend cost improvement measures.
  • Ensures compliance with financial guidelines, company policies, and other relevant regulations.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis on Finance Director or leadership requests.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline.
  • Experience: 5 years of related experience and/or training, with proven 2+ years of financial planning, analysis, and modeling experience.
  • Systems:  Proficiency in SAP, or related financial systems.
  • Technology: Excellent Excel skills required and proficiency with other MS tools.  Smartsheet and data extraction and organization are necessary to be successful with an aptitude to leverage power query, power pivot, and power BI. 
  • Other: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to support a collaborative team in a remote workforce environment. 
  • Other: Ability to adapt to changing priorities to support the business.
  • Other: Strong analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and eagerness to learn.


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 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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