Operations Finance Analyst

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in October 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience. We will focus on developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics, at scale, through our remote access technology platform, to improve the return on investment in drug development and reduce risk and uncertainty in clinical trials for our pharmaceutical clients.

Our integrated technology offering encompasses every stage of clinical drug development through to post marketing surveillance and we continue to invest in infrastructure and innovation to support our ambitious growth strategy. Our competitive advantage is our dedication to address complex unmet clinical research needs by partnering and collaborating with clients and academic partners early in the drug development cycle to identify and validate promising new imaging and digital biomarkers.

We are guided by our “4A” values: Aspiration; Ability.; Agility; and Accountability. These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to directly contribute to achieving our goal to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in clinical drug development. We recognise that we will succeed in realising our purpose and achieving our goal only by bringing together the diverse set of skills needed to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies, and by building an inclusive culture to continuously enhance our service offering to support our customers’ scientific endeavours.

As our team continues to grow we are now looking to hire an Operations Finance Analyst. As a member of the team you will be exposed to high profile projects in the field of clinical trials (e.g. Dementia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, psychosis).

 

Purpose of the Role

Analyse, synthesize, and report on information provided across operational and business development teams. Provide business intelligence reports and forecasts that facilitate operational and executive team decision making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own the client proposal pricing tool. Be responsible for its ongoing development and work with Business Development and the wider Operations team to ensure it reflects the requirements of the business and its clients.
  • Support the Project Management Officer in the assessment of Customer project proposals and expected bookings, forecasting their associated gross margins and operational resource requirements including clear handover of these expectations to the Project Management team when the Customers projects are contracted.
  • Loading project budgets / change orders into the project management model ensuring:
    • Project assumptions are documented.
    • Financial accounting requirements are considered.
    • Direct project costs, such as licensing costs, are captured.
  • Attend monthly project review meetings to report on and understand project status, potential issues and the accuracy of the forecasts and support project managers in understanding variances to expectation over their project revenues and gross margin achievements.
  • Report against agreed KPIs and on the status of client projects across the Company. Prepare, reconcile, analyse, and report project revenue, both actuals and forecast and comparisons to budget on a regular basis and ad-hoc as and when required. Support the definition of actions arising from progress against KPIs and project initiatives.
  • Set up new operational staff on timesheets, provide them with the relevant training and/or SOPs to ensure their completion and develop reports to support capacity utilisation analysis.
  • Monitor overall project budgets against contracted revenues and highlight areas of expected under-utilisation of budgets and work with project managers to propose actions to utilise these budgets. Help develop understanding as to whether projects have been over or under specified at the proposal stage with a purpose to informing the pricing model.
  • Support the Project Management Officer in mapping Project Office work processes, dependencies, and outputs to support a wider initiative of continuous improvement across the Company.
  • Provide support to other members of Finance, Operations, Business Development, and the broader business as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required for the Role:

Accounting & IT skills:

  • Accounting qualification
  • Strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft office products including advanced Excel skills
  • Good commercial knowledge and awareness

Profile:

  • Self-Starter – proactive, ability to work independently
  • Driven to succeed in a complex but rapidly growing business
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, organisational, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to stay focused, prioritise and deliver
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • Annual salary review and company bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • A very sociable, supportive and highly motivated team
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and super-friendly team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis. You will be given support to enable you to grow with your challenges, and we pride ourselves to be a sociable and diverse bunch of people, who are all working together on one big mission: Improving brain health. Will you join us?

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application!

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