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AbbVie Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis in Sunnyvale, California

Senior Analyst, Financial Planning and Analysis

Requisition: 61-RHC-JY-0508

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

# of Openings: 1


Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

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Senior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

General Position Summary/Purpose:

TheSenior Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysisplays a dynamic role in support of the G&A organization.Reporting to the Associate Director, FP&A, the incumbent will collaborate with functional department leads to design, implement, and execute core financial planning & analysis processes with an emphasis on business partnering and customer service.The Senior Financial Analyst will act as the "go-to" person for respective department owners on budget, actual, and financial reporting requirements, interacting with senior management and across multiple functions, with heavy participation among a variety of cross-functional teams.Strong business acumen and knowledge of FP&A processes are essential to the success of this role, along with strong attention to detail and superb financial systems expertise.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Carry-out all budgeting, planning, and forecasting processes for identified business partners

  • Manage the monthly close and actuals process for responsible business areas, including distribution of management reporting packages, Budget Variance Analysis (BVA), and maintenance of associated expense accruals as needed

  • Provide analysis of actual results vs budget, forecast, or other benchmarks, and provide appropriate recommendations to ensure achievement of stated expense goals

  • Partner with Accounting to ensure expense accruals and financial reporting are appropriately informed of business drivers

  • Deploy effective business partnering to responsible business areas and Finance leadership to provide insights into key trends, drivers, and results and to ensure achievement of identified expense goals

  • Provide ad-hoc analyses and project support for business areas as required

  • Proactively identify opportunities for savings and cost reductions

  • Define appropriate performance metrics and provide regular guidance to business partners on achievement of financial goals and commitments

  • Maintain effective relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams to understand the business and understand issues affecting financial performance

  • Proactively identify areas of improvement and lead initiatives to recommend and implement change


  • BS degree in Finance or Accounting

  • MBA / CPA preferred

  • 2-3 years experience in FP&A or equivalent

  • Life Sciences industry experience preferred

  • Superb financial modeling and analytical skills with deep attention to detail

  • Strong presentation and leadership skills

  • Strong collaborative bent with proven success working in matrixed, cross-functional teams

  • Superior financial systems expertise with significant experience working with ERP and other financial systems

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