Financial Analyst
Accelrys - San Diego, CA

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Location: San Diego, CA
Job Code: FASD

Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL): Accelrys Inc., a global enterprise software company uniquely offers the industry’s only scientific informatics system that captures and enables more agile end-to-end scientific workflows, analytics and IP management to achieve better insights and outcomes from R&D. Our customer base includes the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and materials science companies as well as top universities worldwide. This position will lead the world-wide revenue forecasting process as well as orders analysis for the business.

  • Provide analytical support, monthly reporting and commentary; assist in the preparation of the monthly forecast and Annual Plan in partnership with the Research & Development and Marketing executives including forecasting, budgeting, monthly closing activities, P&L consolidation and special analysis .
  • Provide insight and recommendations to the Head of FP&A and CFO.
  • Prepare and present key management reports (Product performance review and Quarterly business review).
  • Analysis of expense and profitability to ensure achievement of operating plans and early identification of risks and opportunities.
  • Performing forecast risk review, financial modeling and financial analysis (NPV,ROI, IRR, Payback).
  • Business case development for R&D projects and Marketing initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP accounting and the ability to draw upon knowledge in order to produce accurate forecasts.
  • Ability to create, and execute new processes.
  • Ad-hoc and special projects as requested by management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA strongly preferred.
  • Previous work experience as a Financial Analyst.
  • Life Science, Biotech, Pharmaceutical or software industry experience desired.
  • IBM-TM1 Cognos and Oracle-Hyperion Essbase skills highly desired.
  • Experience preparing complex financial reports.
  • Recent direct experience in forecasting and budgeting multiple departments and entities, using variance analysis to drive business improvement is required.
At Accelrys, we believe better solutions and decisions are born of diversity and are proudly an EEO/AA employer.

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