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Project Analyst - Governance

Covance 4/8/2019 3:21:49 PM
JOB ID: 29459 Category: Project Management
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

The Project Analyst is responsible for the financial review and analysis of CPS projects. In addition, the role assists Project Management, clinical with identifying issues and proposing solutions for items impacting the financial success of a project. The Project Analyst interacts with the leadership team, Project Management, Contract Management, and Revenue to assist in the overall financial management of assigned projects.

* Review ongoing project to ensure budgets are loaded in Business Intelligence data warehouse
* Evaluates progress to date for all ongoing projects
* Highlight projects with potential change orders
* Monitor the overall progress to change orders in total to ensure an effective process, note gaps/best practices for potential escalation

* Support revenue recognition process
* Provides PM with financial data for project reviews
* Attends and participates in project reviews
* Manage the weekly missing timesheet monitoring process
* Provides ad hoc project performance-to-plan reporting
* Project profitability reporting/analysis (by client, by study type, by site, etc.….)
* Participates in process improvements around performance monitoring, metrics, etc.
* Reviews and analyzes cost-to-complete data: provides feedback to PM to improve forecasting accuracy
* Provide updates to risk registers as appropriate
* Understands the root cause of each project's billed or unbilled position
* Understands the revenue implications for the billed or unbilled position
* Develops a thorough understanding of each projects' contract in collaboration with the PM, including assumptions, payment schedules, penalty or bonus language, etc.
* Ensures project financial expectations are met in collaboration with PM during the close-out process
* Responsible for financial training of operational team as required
* Other duties as assigned by management

Education / Qualifications

* Associate Degree in Business, Mathematics or Science related field


* Previous Experience in CRO/pharma/biotechnology industry would be ideal but not essential
* Ideally understanding of clinical development and project management
* Solid communication skills including ability to summarize information into succinct executive summary formats
* Effective computer skills, particularly the ability to handle large data files
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project
* Previous Experience in budget management of resource planning / pricing
* Excellent attention to detail

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

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We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).