Finance Manager
Accountants In Transition - San Diego, CA

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Privately held, Biotechnology Company seeks a Finance Manager to lead the finance function for a dynamic growth opportunity within the company. The Finance Manager is responsible for analyzing and reporting on the progress of projects, investigating variances, reviewing business unit/project expenses, and creating project billings for projects within the respective business units.

Responsibilities will include the following:
  • Analyze actual to budget variances and report on project profitability
  • Assist company leaders with business planning and forecasting
  • Prepare status reports for project leaders and attend project management meetings
  • Create project-related billings to customers
  • Implement and improve systems to ensure financial management reporting tools and processes are in place to support the ongoing and future needs of the business
  • Prepare ad hoc management reports
Position will have significant interaction with the business unit leaders and varying degrees of involvement with the following:
  • Business unit and project accounting and reporting
  • Financial statement preparation and analysis
Ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
  • Strong understanding of job cost accounting, cost pools and indirect rate calculations
  • Knowledge and experience with FAR, Cost Accounting Standards and DCAA audits
  • Bachelors degree with 10+ years' experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP, Management Reporter, Smartlists, Excel and pivot tables
  • Excellent customer service attitude
  • Aptitude and motivation to learn and assume new responsibilities
  • Very hands-on and detail oriented
  • Good verbal and written communication skills