Allergan Senior Financial Analyst in Irvine, California

Senior Financial Analyst

Irvine, California, United States at

Oct 06, 2018Post Date

184177Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Senior Financial Analyst based in Irvine, CA will serve as a key role in the Clinical Study financial planning and accounting team. The position will work with the Clinical Development teams, Global Development Organization, R&D Finance and R&D Project Management to develop Clinical Study Budgets, Annual Operating Plans and Quarterly Forecasts.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Participates in the data collection, review and consolidation of clinical study cost drivers to generate realistic, achievable study budgets. Using available system technologies (Cleartrial, SAP/BW).

  • Prepares appropriate analyses and reports for use by R&D Management.

  • Acts as finance liaison for select clinical study teams.

  • Implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP and SOX requirements.

  • Actively participates in R&D month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing process.

  • Analyzes financial results to better understand and project financial performance.

  • Provides insight into trends which may require management action.

  • Uses proficiency in Cleartrial and SAP/BW system technologies to develop reporting packages which track expense performance against Plan and Forecast.

  • Supports the budgeting and forecasting processes for research outside costs and departmental expenses, as well as the analysis of variances.

  • Provides support and training to R&D personnel to ensure accounting and finance policies and procedures are understood, to use SAP/BW technology to track actual expenses and generate reports. Annually updates and distributes the Finance Guidelines manual.


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • Minimum 3 years financial planning experience.

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

The below skills are attributes that are desired in the ideal candidate.

  • A current knowledge of finance and accounting practices and theories as they apply to broad cross-functional business decisions and plans.

  • Excellent planning, organization and time / resource management skills.

  • Strong personal computer and systems skills, primarily in the areas of financial spreadsheets, modeling and database management, as well as presentation formats. Proficiency with SAP, Business Warehouse (BW) and Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) is preferred.

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an effective ability to influence others.

  • Able to weigh costs / benefits. Proactively seeks out ways to add value / reduce work.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to function as an effective team member.

  • High level of intellectual curiosity and flexibility.


  • BS Degree with emphasis in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, with MBA / CPA / CMA preferred.


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.