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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Reference: 2016-37147
Closing Date: 11 Nov 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Summary:

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the world’s leading contract research organisations and be part of a dynamic and growing international company. Join PRA Health Sciences as a Financial Analyst (Part-Qualified) and help realize your career potential.



Location: Reading, United Kingdom 

As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 45+ such drugs.

At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.

At PRA, borders do not create boundaries.  PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals.  Our growing workforce is comprised of over 10,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community. 

For more information please see our website:

We are recruiting for a Part Qualified Project Analyst to join our team in EAPA!

The position is based in the PRA Reading offices and your role is to ensure the financial integrity of the PRA project finances.  Through support of the Project Manager, and for your assigned challenging portfolio, you will manage the projects to maximize profitability and revenue for PRA, whilst minimizing PRA’s financial and operational risk.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project Budgeting and Forecasting – Manage the monthly project forecasting process, liaising with project personnel and offering timely resolution to issues and omissions.
  • Understand and Calculate Revenue Recognition and provide insight to senior management on project movements compared to forecast and contract.
  • Contract Change Management – Ensure we have client approval prior to commencing non-contracted work. Co-ordinate and prepare pricing and manage delivery of the change document and legal contract to the sponsor. Be prepared to provide guidance on client pricing and contribute to change-order negotiations.
  • Performance Management – Understand and investigate project profitability and operational efficiency performing value-add and behaviour changing analyses of actuals compared to contract and forecast.
  • Ad hoc analysis as required by the project team or senior management to ensure that you remain a value added member of the project team, understanding any of the above and making a difference to project performance and delivery.
  • Billing – Ensure that all billing take place on a monthly basis and are escalated to senior management for any issues. Review unbilled positions on a monthly basis, take actions to ensure that all items are billed promptly and forecast and manage project cashflow.
  • Investigator and PassThrough Payment Budgets – Ensure that we have sufficient cash funds to meet our obligations as they fall due.  Forecast and authorize payments plus reviewing and managing vendor spend advising where change is required.

Desired skills and qualifications:

We need a well-organised, approachable Project Associate to provide first class administrative and business support to our international clinical operations team. Administrative experience gained within a CRO or pharmaceutical environment would be desirable although this is not essential and we can consider strong administrators or graduates without this background.  Strong IT skills are essential, in particular MS Excel and the ability to take and type up accurate minutes.  You will be a strong communicator and have the ability to multi task and work effectively under pressure. Fluency in English is essential.

Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.

If you have any questions please email or call our recruitment department at +44 (0) 1189 518563.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

Apply for this job: FINANCIAL ANALYST (PART-QUALIFIED) - United Kingdom

Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
500 South Oak Way
Green Park
Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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