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Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Company: ------------------------------
Location: Cary
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

CATO SMS is a full-service contract research and development organization with international resources dedicated to helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies efficiently and expeditiously navigate the regulatory approval process in order to bring new drugs, biologics, and medical devices to the people who need them. CATO SMS is a non-laboratory environment.

We are currently recruiting for Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis to join our team in the Cary, NC location. Collaborate with all functions of the organization to build/interpret financial results and work together to ensure that financial commitments are being met. Collaborate with the Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis to raise financial awareness, and increase the business acumen of the organization. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis.

Primary contact within Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) for the Americas, working directly with Sr. Manager, FP&A.
Responsible for construction of Billing and Revenue schedules for all incoming contract executions
Create & automate revenue recognition and invoicing in SAGE accounting system
Assist in answering of all customer and internal inquiries regarding revenue and billing
Assist with the preparation of all monthly labor capitalization entries
Coordinate with Accounts Receivable on all past-due invoices; escalate issues to Operations/Delivery
Collaborate with Project Financial Analysis team to achieve timely and accurate backlog reporting, and develop profitability reporting.
Support General Accounting team with various month/quarter/year end closing activities, including audits and income tax determination, as needed.
Serves as an additional system administrator for our timekeeping system
Supports and assists in corporate matters, including M&A diligence, as needed.
Additional activities include supporting various strategic initiatives, including but not limited to partnership reporting and strategic planning.


BA/BS degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or equivalent related experience is a must.
5+ years of Financial Planning & Analysis experience required.
Technology industry experience a plus.
Pharmaceutical and/or CRO experience a plus.
Mastery level understanding of Microsoft Office Suite tools, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, is mandatory.
Proficiency with accounting software packages is necessary

Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines is critical.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Must be a team player and willing to roll-up one's sleeves and contribute in a meaningful fashion.
Ability to work in a start-up environment, deal in the abstract, and solve problems with imperfect information.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Cato Research LLC is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We recruit, hire, train and promote qualified persons in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, military and/or veteran status, or disability. Furthermore, to the extent required by applicable laws and/or Executive Orders, we take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities. Cato Research, LLC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities to the full extent required by the Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA. If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, you are encouraged to contact us at 919.361.2286.

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