Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (Contract Job at Atrium Works, Boston, MA

  • Atrium Works
  • Boston, MA

Job Description

General/Position Summary


The Manager of FP&A is a key member of Vertex's Finance business partner organization, supporting various business functions by providing financial analytics, direction, and insight including identification of key value drivers and Business KPIs, helping functions deliver their short term and long term goals through proactive day-to-day support, challenge, influence, and insight. The role ensures that all functional activities are appropriately reflected in company budgets, forecasts, and long-range planning and will build analytics to help decision making. Regular engagement with functional leadership is an important part of the role.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Finance Business Partner for a number of functions, providing financial direction and insight including identification of key value drivers and Business KPIs, helping functions deliver their short-term and long-term goals through proactive day-to-day support, challenge, influence and insight.
  • Supports the month end close process to ensure financials are accurately recorded, including journal entry creation, accrual analysis, variance analysis, results reporting, and other ad hoc close activity.
  • Manages the financial performance management process for responsible functions (objective setting, budget vs. actuals, etc.), including the monthly forecast process, with a focus on influencing business operations and decisions through an understanding of the key drivers of short term performance and communicating the range of possible outcomes.
  • Manages the financial planning process for responsible functions (budget, forecast, long range plan) to provide insightful and influential forward-looking direction, to develop key scenarios, and to identify key risks/uncertainties and plans for potential mitigation. 
  • Leads/supports various process improvement projects that spans across Finance organization.
  • Builds analytics for responsible functions that support business case-based decision making for investments.
  • Partner with Human Resources on Headcount reporting, forecasting and planning.
  • Work closely with other members of the CFO organization including Corporate Finance, International Finance and Accounting to maintain a continuous improvement mindset and promote strong communication and efficient processes.



Required Education Level

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting.


Required Experience

  • Typically requires 5 years of relevant financial experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong analytical and financial skills to evaluate a broad range of financial questions—especially, valuation, ROI/ROIC, and complex business decisions.
  • Expertise with Excel and PowerPoint; strong knowledge of Hyperion.
  • Strong accounting background with experience in month end close processes and demonstrated knowledge of GAAP.
  • Strong business acumen and judgment, and knowledge of the company's markets/products and industry trends.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and an eagerness to collaboration with colleagues (within or outside of finance) in sharing insights and learnings and partnering to ensure timely execution of project plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work independently.
  • Possesses a continuous improvement mindset, with flexibility and ability to adapt to change.



This job posting is for a temporary role with a third-party agency partner on assignment at Vertex Pharmaceuticals (“Vertex”). The individual selected for this role will be offered the role as an employee of a third- party agency partner; compensation, medical benefits, fringe benefits and other terms and conditions of employment shall be presented by the third-party agency partner upon offer. The pay rate range provided is a reasonable estimate of the anticipated compensation range for this job at the time of posting. The actual pay rate will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, location and/or being pursued and other job-related factors permitted by law. In addition, this role will be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements


By applying for this position, you agree to the Atrium Terms and Conditions and you direct Atrium to share your application materials, which may include your CV/Resume, email address or phone number, with Vertex. For more information on how Vertex handles your personal data related to your job application, please see Vertex’s Careers Privacy Notice.   Agreeing to the Atrium Terms and Conditions, includes permission to use the email address and mobile phone number you provide during the application process or throughout the duration of your prospective or actual employment to notify you of job openings, profiles, articles, news, and other employment-related information, as well as to notify you of special promotions or additional products and services offered by us or our affiliates and partners

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No C2C or Third-Party Vendors


Job Tags

Contract work, Temporary work,

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