Finance Manager, Manufacturing and Quality

Location:  Novato, California Category: Finance


Finance Manager, TOPS US Manufacturing and Quality




The Finance Manager for the US manufacturing and Quality is a key member of the TOPS (Technical Operations) Finance teams, this manager is expected to work closely with the business leaders to provide insightful business advices in optimizing operating expenses and capital expenditures, support the local and corporate level accounting and FP&A groups, support the monthly and quarterly closing activities, lead the COGM and COGS reporting and analysis works, lead the FP&A activities for the assigned business areas. The successful candidate would not only have the strong finance technical skills in FP&A and solid knowledge in Costing but also possess strong business acumen and business partnering skills. The candidate is expected to be a leader without authority, a result and performance driven achiever and great team player.



  • COGM and COGS reporting: Manage all aspects of the Costs of Goods Manufactured and Costs of Goods Sold for the US produced products under the current Costing process, including such costs as raw material purchases, Drug Substance manufacturing, Contract Manufacturing and other overheads, for actual results reporting, forecasting and budgeting
  • FP&A: Lead the periodic forecasting, planning and analysis for the assigned business functional areas
  • Monthly and Quarterly closing support: Support the Cost Accounting team and the North America Accounting team to ensure the key activities are recorded correctly based on US GAAP, by working with the business partners to understand and properly communicate the natures of the business activities; drive the determination of inventory provision amounts and follow through the communication
  • Business partnering and business process improvement : be on the ground to find opportunities to improve productivity and cost efficiency by initiating and/or supporting business process improvement as the thought leader; facilitate solving business problems by removing barriers and enhancing performance measures
  • Project execution support: support or lead the financial assessment for capital investment projects and continuous improvement projects
  • Internal control: foster a strong internal control environment for the assigned business areas to minimize the chance of SOX and Financial Reporting exposures; support the auditing and remediation activities as needed


  • Strong skills in analytics, leadership, communication, teamwork and organization
  • Minimum 7 years of Finance/Accounting experience in a public company
  • Working knowledge and skills in Oracle Manufacturing and Hyperion are required
  • Oracle General Ledger experience is required
  • HFM / SmartView reporting experience is highly preferable
  • Experience in Costing or Controllership is desired but not required

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field is required
  • MBA, CMA or CPA is desired but not required