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Financial Analyst II

Ireland-Dublin
Permanent
Reference: 044582
Description
Financial Analyst II - ICON Commercialisation and Outcomes
 
Are you a switched on qualified accountant looking to join a forward-thinking and innovative organization?
 
Do you enjoy working on global projects with cross functional teams?
ICON plc, a leading Clinical Research Organisation employing approximately 14,000 employees across 97 offices in 38 countries, seeks a highly motivated Financial Analyst II to join our Finance Department.
 
Based in our Global HQ in Leopardstown, Dublin, this is a phenomenal opportunity to join one of Ireland’s most successful PLCs and Top 5 Global CRO.
 
You will join a professional and experienced finance team focused on making an impact globally and supporting ICON’s mission – to help its clients accelerate the development of drugs and medical devices that save patient lives and improve their quality of life.
 
Position Summary
The Financial Business Partnering (FBP) group is the financial analysis function of ICON. The department’s role is to provide independent, objective financial and consulting services designed to make valuable contributions, direction and leadership to assist the business in attaining success.
 
This Analyst position reports to the Senior Director of FBP and supports key business planning and commercial decisions, interpreting and driving performance and quality within the ICON Commercialisation and Outcomes (ICO) Service Line.
 
Job Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Provide financial analysis to operational & finance management on the historical financial performance and future outlook of portfolios of projects within the ICO service line.
  • Contribute to our culture of operational improvement with a focus on streamlining processes for consistency across the consultancy businesses in ICO and development of project level analysis capabilities.
  • Analyze key operational and financial metrics to see opportunities to improve profitability.
  • Preparation of monthly reporting packages for Operations with insightful analysis and clear actions to achieve budgets.
  • Support the development and preparation of annual budget for ICO.
  • Preparation of ad-hoc management presentations and requests.
Experience & skills:
  • Proven academic record.
  • An ability to distill and summarize large, complex and potentially conflicting data sets
  • Analytically minded, seeks out problem solving opportunities
  • Emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective interpersonal skills (verbal and written) to communicate with peers, managers and Business Lead executives.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks at a time
  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase an advantage.
  • Prior relevant experience in financial planning and analysis is preferred, but not required.
Education Requirements:
  • Qualified Accountant - ACCA, ACA, CIMA.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or local equivalent, in accounting, finance, business or related discipline.
Benefits of Working in ICON
 
ICON enjoys a strong reputation for quality and is focused on staff development. We make it our mission to attract the most diverse and creative minds into the business and we continually strive to provide opportunities for our people to excel, grow and build a phenomenal career.
We understand that our greatest asset is the skills and talents of our people and they are truly what set us apart.
 
Other than working with a great team of switched on and ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package – a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage. We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open, friendly and fast-paced working environment where we empower people and provide opportunities to develop long term careers.
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
 
 
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