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Sr Director, Finance Integration Projects

Req ID #:  37223

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

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 a Sr Director, Finance Integration Projects to join our Finance team located in Wilmington, MA. 


The Sr Director, Finance Integration Projects will lead the execution of business finance operations-related projects, including integration activities for businesses acquired through the mergers & acquisitions process (M&A companies), driving to meet key milestones and deliverables.  Responsible for the initial set up of all financial planning and analysis (finance operations) processes, systems and reports, including leading the business partnering for system implementations as well as forecasting, annual plan and strategic planning.

  • In collaboration with Finance senior management and other Finance functional areas (Treasury, Tax, Accounting), manage the initial set up and integration of the financial processes for M&A companies, including developing assumptions necessary to generate accurate financial projections.  Specifically oversee the establishment/implementation of:
    • Lead the interface between corporate accounting and the business segment in the implementation of all revenue streams and related revenue recognition policies for such, and build appropriate business process work flows with senior operations team for each M&A around such revenue streams and processes to implement IT systems for smooth implementation and integration.
    • Assist IT with ERP and other financial systems, ensuring that the consolidation integrity and interfaces from other financial systems are smoothly transitioned
    • Monthly reporting for senior management, including management reporting and KPI reports.
    • Budget process, including reviewing historical financials, coordinating with sales and providing plan guidance to financial staff
    • Weekly sales reporting and trend analysis, including all weekly sales results and monthly/quarterly sales projections
    • Monthly forecast process, including consolidation, review and reporting of the financial forecast.
    • Processes to allow for routine analytical reviews of financial and operational performance, leveraging analytical resources and tools.
  • Perform complex senior management financial assignments as requested.
  • Identify effects of projects/integrations and develop effective mitigation solutions to deal with issues that arise.  
  • Provide supportive materials, reports, analysis and presentations for Executive Management and BOD meetings for complex projects and newly acquired companies.  Work with senior financial staff on the development of these materials and meet with Corporate Development and Finance executives for their input and approval.
  • Analyze new acquired company’s monthly operating results versus forecast, plan and prior year during integration. 
  • Establish best practices for integration activity. Capture and apply key learning from integration projects (integrations processes, play books, etc.).
  • Develop and recommend short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
  • Develop and recommend acquired new business’ departmental budget assumptions and authorize expenditures.


The following are minimum qualifications for the Sr Director, Finance Integration Projects position. 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in finance or related discipline. M.B.A. preferred.
  • 10+ years related experience accounting experience with progressive responsibility, especially with exposure to international and commercial operations.


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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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

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