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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Manager, Research & Early Development Finance





Princeton, New Jersey, United States

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

The R&ED Finance Senior Manager is a key financial position in the R&D Finance organization with strong business partnering in multiple divisions. This position will support the various R&ED divisions in operational aspects, analysis, contract management and tracking, financial planning & analysis (FP&A) as well as assisting the Associate Director, in multiple special projects.

The role includes managing financial processes (e.g., Budget, Projection, Monthly Close, Reporting, and Control remediation), partnering with divisional leadership teams, supporting development of the Strategic Plan, interacting with selective integration partners, and providing financial analysis support on critical strategic initiatives.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Manage Financial Reporting & Analysis processes

  • Supervise and/or perform monthly close process activities across R&ED to ensure financials are reported in accordance with US GAAP

  • Thorough financial analytics and business operations understanding to explain results to management and develop recommendations to improve performance

  • Manage contract reviews; Partner with Procurement to develop and manage third party agreements with strategic vendors, consolidate value capture submissions for R&ED

  • Partner with CFR and Technical Accounting to understand accounting issues and their disposition, when necessary

  • Partner with Global Capital Equipment Team to ensure proper accounting, reporting and analysis of lab equipment purchases

  • Partner with HR on headcount planning, reporting and restructuring activities. Facilitate R&ED headcount reporting initiatives

  • Ensure compliance with SOX 404 internal control requirements and support audit remediation

Provide support and guidance to the operations teams

  • Partner with the operations teams, protocol managers and CSRO team to monitor, review BOW’s and approve cost plans in Eclipse for R&ED

  • Partner with the operations team to monitor the spend related to Innovation Grants and other Project spend; Assist in management of purchase orders

Manage projection and budget processes

  • Assist and develop detailed operating budget and projections to guide resource planning and allocation as needed throughout R&ED

  • Understanding of all financial systems used during this process (SAP, Hyperion, SPA)


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, CPA or MBA preferred

  • Minimum 5-7 Years of financial experience of increasing responsibility in relevant financial roles, including auditing, consulting, financial planning & analysis

  • Ability to build relationships and work effectively in a highly matrixed organization

  • Strong analytical, quantitative and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload

  • Experience working with multiple levels of management with competing demands on time and resources

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA or MBA preferred or relevant experience

  • R&D related financial experience preferred

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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