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Business Unit Finance Manager (R1063216) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Job Title:               Manager, Finance

Reports to:            Snr Director, Finance

Grade:                   150



Assist in the financial analysis and financial management of key operational groups (Data Sciences, Safety and Regulatory) within Quintiles, globally.  As well as maintain month end processes and reporting, responsibilities will extend to playing an active role in the forecasting and budget as well as ad-hoc business analysis.


  • Assist in the preparation of and delivery of month end processes ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
  • Actively engage in support of DSSR Heads involving business analysis and forecasting
  • Financial, trend, and variance analysis to support decision making and respond to inquiries from corporate and the business
  • Reporting (formal month end summaries/presentations, month-end Flash reports, and quarterly, as well as numerous ad hoc reports)
  • Customer pricing and related modelling
  • Working with operations to understand budgeting needs and forecasting results, including uploading of estimates
  • Analyse Backlog/New Business to understand the impact on current and future results
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of internal customer requirements and develop processes that will meet or exceed these requirements
  • Support in managing the P&L for the DSSR Head Office function
  • Attend and help coordinate monthly Flash calls
  • Accounting support, as necessary on technical issues
  • Prepare and distribute management reporting information to finance and operational groups.
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of the forecasting and budgeting process for certain operational groups.
  • Assist in working with various operational groups in analysing and interpreting financial results providing the means to effectively manage the business.
  • Ensure compliance with internal financial accounting procedures and policies relevant to the scope of this role.
  • Playing an active role in support of ad-hoc financial analysis and activities designed to help the business maximise its competitive position.
  • Ensure all financial and accounting records are thoroughly maintained and complete in preparation for independent audits.


  • Qualified with 2-4 years PQE.
  • CRO / Pharma experience of working with operational groups preferable
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and numeracy skills.
  • Highly self motivated, commercially focussed with a desire to help drive the business forward.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, including senior management.
  • Knowledge of finance modules of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as PeopleSoft & Hyperion.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Technical accounting skills.
  • Ability to identify financial issues and execute mitigating actions.
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple work requirements to meet deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ experience in accounting; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1063216