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Financial Analyst


Takara Bio USA, Inc.

Job Location

2560 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
United States

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Analyst
Reports to: Manager, Finance
FLSA Class: Exempt
*Pay Scale: $115k - $130k

Learn more about our company and how we support you:
Takara Bio USA (TBUSA) empowers life science discovery. We bring innovation and inspiration to every scientist - promoting discoveries that improve health and the environment. We hold values that all employees and prospective candidates should demonstrate: Innovation, Teamwork, Integrity, Respect, Growth, Diversity and Quality. We value helping employees develop their skills and you will be part of this journey!

At Takara Bio, we know that every experimental decision has an impact. Choices matter, from design to data analysis. We create best-in-class products that get the job done. In your hands, what do those research reagents and kits create? Something powerful: knowledge, understanding, and—often—hope! Together we can improve the human condition through biotechnology…and That's Good Science!

How this role drives the company forward:
The Financial Analyst role supports the Finance team and is responsible to ensure financial deadlines are met by preparing and posting journal entries, reconciling accounts, and financial statement preparation and analyses.

The Financial Analyst has dedicated experience in general accounting, as well as in supporting the end-to-end budgeting/forecasting processes. The Financial Analyst will play a role in month-end closing responsibilities, pricing and/or costing, as well as various types of reporting. This position may verify, investigate, and solve any finance-related issues or problems whether independently or with guidance from management. This position is responsible for assisting in driving decisions supported through financial analysis and cross-functional collaboration.

The Financial Analyst is an on-site role located in San Jose, CA.

How you will make an impact:
In this role, you will be challenged to analyze various data sets directly related to the financial performance of the company. You will be responsible for developing and refining key business metrics and driving robust analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, while evaluating possible alternatives and recommending appropriate actions. This role will also be tasked with special projects, which will be used by internal business leaders. The value of this role’s output is an important driver of many business decisions.

What will you do:
Preparation of account analyses, journal entries, that supports the month-end closing of financial statements, which includes costing and inventory functions.
Prepares quarterly commission schedules.
Prepares monthly financial reporting including variance and financial statement analysis
Assists in the annual budget process, incorporating business initiatives, economic trends and operational effectiveness.
Performs customer and product profitability analysis and provides pricing decision support.
Identifies opportunities to drive revenue growth and margin expansion.
Responsible for monthly forecasting and long-range planning processes
Routine communication with department heads relating to financial performance, issues and deliverables.
Responsible for weekly and daily dashboard reporting.
Support business leaders in financial modeling, cost-benefit and other ad hoc analysis.
Plays a key role in audit preparation and coordination of the audit process, and interfaces with public accountants for audit and tax purposes.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

How will you get here?
Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or 3 years with a master’s degree.
Knowledge of financial reporting requirements (GAAP) and SOX 404.
Ability to present to management, and/or conduct sessions to small groups.
Working knowledge of MS Office apps and other databases, specifically in Excel.
Effective oral and written communication skills are required.

You are amazing if you have:
Experience with a large ERP system, such as Oracle Cloud or EBS.

AAP/EEO Statement:
Takara Bio USA, Inc. does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Information about pay scale may change as market trends are analyzed and/or as applicants are evaluated throughout the hiring process dependent on knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographical location.

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