Executive Director, Controllership (North Carolina)

Peprotech, Inc

Peprotech, Inc

Accounting & Finance
Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

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Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

We provide you with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services.

Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.

PPD, Thermo Fisher's clinical research business, is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. We have an exciting opening in our Global Finance team for an Executive Director, Controllership Operations position, sitting in either our Raleigh or Wilmington, NC offices.

This position will lead global accounting responsibilities, including monthly closing activities, of the controllership team (100+) and provide strategic direction and decision-making support to set and achieve objectives.

  • Lead the core accounting activities of the PPD/Clinical Research Group.
  • Oversee global team responsible for accounting and compliance activities.
  • Demonstrates leadership, making strategic, timely decisions and taking intelligent risks designed to grow our business, based on financial analyses and data driven insight.
  • Partners with other PPD leaders to drive optimization.
  • Ensures compliance with accounting, internal controls and other regulatory standards.
  • Leads by communicating effectively, prioritizing deliverables and driving consistency across regions and business units.
  • Interviews and selects top talent and develops teams’ capabilities and knowledge.
  • Focuses on outcomes and impact, setting the bar high for performance and holding others to their commitments.
  • Empowers colleagues through visibility and works to create an engaging environment.
  • Listens to understand other peoples’ input to establish relationships, collaborate, resolve conflicts, and achieve results.
  • Develops interpersonal relationships to influence decisions of senior leaders both within and outside of the company.

The ideal candidate will show fresh, insightful business thinking, combining creative insight with an understanding of business processes and systems, to drive continuous improvement and practical innovation.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.
  • Previous financial experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 15+ years’ experience). This includes 10+ years in a management level role.
  • CPA, or equivalent required.
  • Experience with a large global organization and ERP preferred.
  • In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of appropriate education, training, and/or directly related experience will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional skills in accounting
  • Excellent research, reporting and analytical skills.
  • Critical thinking, planning and organization skills
  • Ability to analyze data, anticipate and mitigate risk, exercise sound judgment, problem solving and decision-making working under pressure and at times with limited desired information.
  • Ability to use personal influence and persuasion to effectively promote ideas and proposals to shape stakeholder opinions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and cultivate strong internal/external networks of contacts and resources to help ensure operational execution.
  • Acts as an ambassador for change, influences and motivates, demonstrates solid interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Effective negotiation and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates credible leadership style, with concise, well organized oral and written communication skills and ability to mobilize and foster team productivity.
  • Ability to motivate managers and supervisors to define and reach team objectives.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to provide innovative strategies to resolve department challenges and drive continual improvements.

Management Role:

  • Director role with significantly larger management scope (e.g. global or regional responsibilities or multiple departments) OR mastery of director skills and responsibilities as demonstrated by consistent, multi-year successful performance. Directs through subordinate management. In some instances, may be responsible for a functional area (as determined by executive management) and not have subordinate supervisors or employees. May manage employees across multiple regions.

PPD values the health and well-being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require as-needed travel (0-20%).

We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our US colleagues can count on, which generally includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan
  • A wellness program, and valuable health incentive opportunities for company contributions to a Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Tax-advantaged savings and spending accounts and commuter benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and volunteer time off in accordance with company policy.
  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan