Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Locations US-NJ-Jersey City
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Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition. At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. (MTPA), we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach – and one of Japan’s oldest and most respected companies.


With the recent FDA approval and availability in the U.S. of RADICAVA® (edaravone) MTPA is rapidly expanding our operation across all functional areas to launch this new product in the U.S. market. Concurrently, the company is expanding its research efforts and exploring collaborations with partners to discover and bring treatments to market for unmet medical needs including orphan diseases. We currently seek motivated professionals who share our vision of scientific excellence, innovation, and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of patients. 


The Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) serves as a lead financial liaison for multiple business functions. The incumbent provides senior and executive management with financial reporting and analysis that are used for strategic and tactical decision-making. The Senior Manager, FP&A works with various senior levels of management to develop, interpret and implement financial and accounting concepts or techniques related to strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting to drive business results. The role is also responsible for data collection, business analysis, developing tactical and strategic insight, and delivering recommendations to management.


  • Prepares financial and business-related analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, sales trend, working capital, and performance metrics.
  • Coordinates and prepares the monthly financial review package to management, including commenting on variances to plan, forecast and prior year.
  • Analyzes and reports on key drivers of business and company performance, including monthly and quarterly results and variance analysis.
  • Performs what-if analysis, as well as analyzes the financial impact of changes in business and market dynamics.
  • Provides high level performance “dashboard” quality reports to senior management or executive team.
  • Supports the preparation of annual budgets, operating plans, and forecasts in consultation with the business leader(s).
  • Partners with senior and executive management on ad hoc analyses and special projects.
  • Researches, analyzes and synthesizes data from multiple sources into business information as directed and by self-identification of business information needs.
  • Prepares consolidated forecasts and budgets, and analyzes trends in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.
  • Prepares month-end accounting entries and performs reconciliations of general ledger accounts.
  • Performs month-end review of results to ensure accuracy.
  • Maintains and coordinates group completion of financial review templates and meetings.
  • Delivers presentations to various levels of management about financial planning and analysis.
  • Adheres to established best practices, procedures and processes to drive best in class forecasting & planning, business insight and analysis, and to ensure compliance with all regulations.
  • Promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement; brings new ideas and recommendations to the attention of Sr Director, FP&A.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • MBA is preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in finance and accounting roles; pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with SAP, Tableau, and Matlab/R is also preferred
  • Sound understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and principles of financial analysis
  • Strong budget management and reporting skills
  • Skilled at financial analysis; provides clear, compelling and sound financial recommendations to one or more business units
  • Impeccable professional integrity; provides guidance in line with same
  • Solid data modelling and forecasting skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills; ability to manage concurrent projects within tight deadlines while maintaining excellent service to internal customers
  • Analytical thinker who works independently; resourceful problem-solver who rarely needs to escalate issues
  • Persuasive interpersonal and communication skills including formal presentation skills; ability to work with all levels of employees up to senior executive levels
  • Strong PC skills including Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel
  • Good understanding of statistics and probability is a plus
  • Willingness to work off-hours during periods of peak activity
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% domestically including U.S. and Canada


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