Exact Sciences Corporation

Senior Financial Analyst

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Req No.
Finance & Accounting
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Senior Financial Analyst will contribute to FP&A activities supporting the Redwood City based R&D and G&A teams at Exact Sciences. This position will work closely with business partners to develop annual operating plans and quarterly forecasts, review, and manage operating expenses, and conduct ad hoc business analysis to support company initiatives. Additionally, this position will perform variance analysis and prepare financial reporting related to month end close, as well as model the financial impact of business scenarios.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist to drive the monthly, quarterly, and annual cycles for financial forecasting and reporting for the R&D and G&A groups; including analysis and management reporting.
  • Provide strategic and financial support to business functions on operating expense budgets and forecasts; including identifying and explaining variances and communicating issues or opportunities.
  • Perform business analysis to understand trends and maintain a thorough understanding of strategies, business issues, and risk/opportunities for all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure expenses are appropriately accounted for during month-end close.
  • Serve as a resource to resolve Accounting/Finance related issues.
  • Create new, evaluate existing, and develop more efficient financial reports.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement while maintaining a broader organizational perspective.
  • Drive efficiencies and integrate best practices to all financial planning and analysis processes.
  • Engage in ad hoc financial modeling and reporting.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new assignments as they are identified.
  • Comfortably interact with upper management and work with the appropriate business partner to answer questions or fulfill requests.
  • Co-administer the financial planning and budgeting system.
  • Collaborate effectively as an active and contributing member of the FP&A team.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with strong analytical, interpersonal, professional, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong critical thinking ability as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in accomplishing tasks.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability and means to travel between Redwood City locations.
  • Ability to travel 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field.
  • 5+ years of progressive financial related experience.
  • 5+ years of experience and working with financial planning (budgeting/forecasting) and ERP systems.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; especially Excel.
  • Knowledge of the financial accounting process, GAAP, and financial statements.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA.
  • 2+ years of experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or healthcare industries.
  • 2+ years of experience with financial models and financial data retrieval.
  • Prior experience working with Planful (Host Analytics) and NetSuite.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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