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Senior Corporate Finance Analyst

Senior Corporate Finance Analyst
Accepting BioReady
Full Time

STEMCELL Technologies

not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
04/05/2018 - 08:45
Closing Date
04/06/2018 - 08:45
Job Description

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

Job Description Summary

As a Senior Corporate Finance Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting and enhancing key Financial Planning and Analysis processes with a focus on analysis, forecasting and reporting. You will leverage your experience and thorough understanding of structure and processes required for scalable and sustainable business support. This position is based at our headquarters located on Station Street in Vancouver and reports to the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis.

Education & Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (finance, accounting, business); accounting or related professional designation
  • Minimum of 5+ years of relevant FP&A experience in a large, global organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of business processes, finance systems, and related financial controls and governance in support of policy and procedure development and implementation
  • Ability to quickly grasp and with minimal supervision address the implications of a full range of financial, business and economic issues in a rapidly changing environment
  • Technically savvy, able to quickly learn new systems, self-serve, drive automation in reporting and data preparation
  • Clear, concise, articulate, professional verbal and written reasoning and storytelling skills to communicate effectively to audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Comfortable conceptualizing and logically applying concepts to concrete user cases
  • Ability to translate previous experience into applications that fit the current organizational needs
  • Self-starter and active listener with a keen interest in and commitment to personal growth and continuous learning
  • Flexible, genuinely curious, and able to continuously adjust/adapt in order to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Experience with finance information systems projects; Project Management, Business Analysis, 6 Sigma, and/or other similar experience are assets
Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Enhance Finance Planning and Analysis (FP&A) environment and support business units with analysis and forecasting activities
  • Identify, recommend and implement improvements to financial planning and management reporting processes, to align to global best practices
  • Align financial plans with key departmental business activities and drivers; promote finance knowledge
  •  Elevate the value-add of management reporting and analysis by increasing analytic capability
  • Facilitate development and seamless implementation of accounting policy and changes
  • Apply previous / current experience and knowledge of best practices, lead development and rollout of training and other support materials tailored to the business user groups
  • Synthesize financial information into actionable options and alternatives for the business user
  • Collect relevant information for monthly accounting close, forecast updates, and annual budgets by working closely with the business units, and continuously driving improvements in the associated processes
  • Provide support for special projects
Other Information: 

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position, please apply online at