Job Description

Requisition Number 05464
Department Name: Finance
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Financial Analyst
Position Summary:

The Scripps Research Institute is currently seeking a Financial Analyst to prepare and maintain financial analyses and reports from multiple sources that support financial reporting, budgetary control, and compliance with regulations and policies.
Duties include:

  • Reviews complex agreements to determine financial impact, with emphasis on royalty and licensing agreements; with input from department management, applies new accounting guidance to agreement terms.
  • Performs budget-to-actual and other analysis on royalty and licensing revenues.
  • Coordinates with various external entities to obtain financial information; performs analysis and presents results to department management; follows up on questions, makes recommendations, and facilitates implementation of new procedures.
  • Performs special projects, produces related ad-hoc analyses and reports, and makes related recommendations.
  • Provides assistance with internal and external audits; provides documentation, analysis and explanation to support financial information; contributes to documentation and implementation of post-audit policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates with internal and external technology resources to design reports and systematize processes to minimize manual effort; acts as a champion for improvements; manages implementations and testing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Location: California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a typical office environment. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in financial analysis or reporting, including experience designing and utilizing complex spreadsheets.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Critical analysis skills to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial information.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience reviewing agreements and analyzing their financial impact.
  • Experience with financial and ERP systems including running reports, understanding structure and exporting data for analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic understanding of applicable finance-related laws and regulations.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload with minimal input; experienced working on multiple deadline-driven projects.
Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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