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Finance Manager, R&D Controlling

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 5/22/24

Job Description


Act as key Finance Business Partner to Senior Leaders and team members of the R&D business and Controlling/Finance organization. Ensuring effective partnership by providing timely, accurate, transparent, financial analysis and strategic guidance; while demonstrating a business focus, being solution oriented, and a proactive communicator. In addition to the leadership responsibilities with functional business partners, the position includes strategic and operational tasks as follows:

  • Facilitate effective local and global partnerships by providing management with relevant, transparent financial and strategic guidance to facilitate decision making.
  • Effectively challenge business partners/functional units in a business focused, solution oriented, and communicative approach.
  • Partner with functional leadership and other Finance team members in development and implementation of local/global functional strategies.
  • Develop accurate and timely functional project plans, budgets and forecasts consistent with global/local strategies.
  • Manage preparation of timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Manage the consolidated reporting process as required for the assigned US business entity.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support US and global R&D functional financial reporting requirements, in close collaboration with overall Finance & business team.
  • As required provide scenario analysis in support of the development of alternatives, including risk identification and related mitigation proposals.
  • Management Accounting (incl. Closing), Cost Analysis
  • Provide comprehensive, timely analysis, with business specific interpretation (written commentary) to assist in smart business decision process.
  • Responsible for administration and related reporting of R&D Project time recording system, including monthly upload to Global Project reporting database (ComPACT and ProBase).
  • Responsible for monthly support and reporting of external Development pipeline project costs with Development External Alliance Management DExAM team.
  • Responsible for planning and reporting of IU share of Patent costs in BCS.
  • Responsible for all intercompany accounting (i.e. capacity charge outs) and transaction management related to assigned US function.
  • Constructively challenge Business Partners, relative to marketplace and business trends, production volume & capacity assumptions and business trends, for optimum decision making to achieve financial objectives/targets.
  • Provide, timely, transparent, right-first-time, management reporting and analysis related to financial performance, headcount, etc.
  • Participate in alignment and coordination with GBS where applicable
  • Lead/participate in (international)projects as needed and ensure local implementation, integration and compliance.
  • Key Finance stakeholder for assigned US BI functional projects; establishing/measuring KPIs, leading/managing planning processes, and supporting global agreements.
  • Ensure cross-functional and global alignment and adherence to goals.
  • Support local negotiations with purchasing & local vendors
  • Participate in alignment of manufacturing schedule with forecast (optimize utilization)
  • Support Internal & External audits as needed


  • Bachelors, Masters or CPA from an accredited institution required in Finance, Accounting, or Engineering.
  • Four to five (4-5) years of work experience with increasing responsibility in Finance, Accounting and Operations.
  • Ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex issues and make decisions that are sensible and based on available information.
  • Ability to use a variety of techniques to influence Business Partners at all levels of global organization (including logic, storytelling, common vision, etc.).
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple priorities under high pressure situations with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage Business Partner relations and expectations.
  • Ability to understand business risk and translate those risks to financial data and suggest mitigation strategies.
  • Ability to traverse the intersection of business, medicine, science, and technology.
  • This position requires strong cross functional collaboration skills, understanding of key business strategies, and interacting with the Business Partners so that financial/business advice, counsel and recommendations can be made for the purpose of meeting financial/business objectives.
  • Collaboration with functional management teams at the local and global levels required.
  • Strong project management skills required to lead or participate in special projects/assignments as requested by Finance or business leadership.
  • Requires knowledge and regular use of multiple systems and related complexities to ensure data consistency/integrity across all systems.
  • Minimum travel may be required.

Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in Pharma and as a Controller with P&L and Balance Sheet responsibility desired.

Compensation: This position, Finance Manager, offers a base salary typically between $105,000.00 and $150,000.00 USD. There is opportunity to consider higher compensation above this range based on business need, candidate experience and or skills. The position may be eligible for a role specific variable or performance based bonus and or other compensation elements. For an overview of our benefits please click here.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
Must be 18 years of age or old

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany