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Senior Finance Business Partner

91 Park Drive, Milton Park, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RY, UK

SENIOR FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER 

Join a pioneering biotech with a collegial atmosphere and a passion for harnessing every individual’s unique set of skills in our fight against disease.

At Immunocore, we have a vision to transform the way we understand and treat the most challenging medical conditions of our time, including cancer, autoimmune disorders and infection. In January 2022, in the U.S., we launched the world’s first T-cell receptor therapy, built on a novel technology designed to overcome the limitations of our natural immune systems.

Joining us at the most exciting time in our history, you will be part of a team that values trust and innovation, and that cherishes different ways of thinking.

The Role:

Act as the financial business partner to the CMC, Research and Business Functions, providing them support in the financial aspects of their work; tracking actual spend against budgets and maintaining up-to-date forecasts.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver timely and accurate financial information, insights and reporting to enable assigned business area to make well-informed business decisions.
  • Act as primary point of finance contact for the functions, providing hands-on support to these functions as necessary.
  • Calculate and lead monthly accrual process with CMC and HR and CMOs, comply with SOX.
  • Drive regular (no less than monthly) meetings with CMOs to review each program.
  • Provide advice, support and challenge to support improved cost controls, compliance with internal controls and efficient resource allocation.
  • Actively engage, partner with and update key stakeholders.
  • Drive delivery of targets by supporting and challenging stakeholders through development and production of relevant metrics.
  • Provide financial modelling, budget appraisal and support to develop robust business cases which align to strategy and consider benefits and risk.
  • Own the annual budgeting process and re-forecasting exercises for the assigned area and contribute to the production of a rolling long-range plan.
  • Deliver monthly Budget Holder reports to all Core functions.
  • Provide monthly performance reports including variance analysis for the Group’s expenditure, to support group-level reporting to the Leadership Team.
  • Work closely with CMC to aid reporting to the DPC, ensuring approval is sought for total programme cost or milestone timing changes by the clinical programme manager.
  • Support the Financial Reporting team with programme progress information for the month end close process and comments.
  • Coordinate with the Financial Reporting team to ensure the accounting and planning systems are aligned with programmes and key cost categories. Ensure appropriate approval has been sought from the Director FP&A and Financial Controller for any changes.
  • Align with Contract Manager in monthly meetings and help with reporting for CMO negotiations.
  • Fully understand and keep track of the financial impact of the Group’s supplier external contracts, providing ad-hoc support at the pre-agreement phase where required to ensure Management and the Group are fully aware of financial obligations
  • Work with the relevant HR Business Partner to monitor, track and report on CMC, Research and Business Functions and UK headcount metrics as well as own overall PRE planning.
  • Supporting Finance Director FP&A in coordinating financial planning processes to Budget Holders.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the FP&A function by making proposals for process improvement to be considered for implementation.
  • Demonstrate subject matter expertise and knowledge of Immunocore’s financial policies and apply such knowledge to guide and influence as a business partner.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the Life Sciences industry.

Qualifications: 

Essential

  • Experience of collaborating with cross-functional colleagues on financial matters and projects.
  • CRO or Clinical trial finance management experience in Pharma/Biotech.
  • Advanced knowledge and usage of MS Excel.
  • Experience of using ERP/Accounting Systems.
  • Proven track record of process improvement.

Desirable

  • Industry experience within a high-tech, fast growing organisation.
  • Experience of using NetSuite software.
  • Qualified with large (top 10) accountancy firm with industry experience.

Lead with Science and Discover What is Within:

  • We Value Entrepreneurship and Diversity
  • Respect, Trust, and Integrity
  • Competitive compensation
  • Private medical and dental benefits.
  • 25 days Annual Leave and Bank Holidays
  • 4x Salary Life Insurance
  • 5% Pension Match
  • Income Protection
  • Parental Leave

 

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