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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: SK-2017-41785
Closing Date: 17 Aug 17
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 Graduate Financial Analyst and help realize your career potential.



Location: Swansea, 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 13,000 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 a Graduate to join our large and lively team in Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa as a Graduate Project Analyst where you will study, with PRA support, for the CIMA or ACCA accountancy qualifications.

Your role is to ensure the financial integrity of the PRA project finances. Through support of the Project Manager, and for your assigned 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 Pass Through 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:

  • An Undergraduate degree or Masters level qualification
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, pro-activity, determination, maturity and perseverance as well as developed numerical skills
  • An interest in operational as well as financial implications of business decisions.
  • A willingness to learn and operate at the edge of your comfort zone.
  • A good aptitude for IT systems and strong Excel skills.

However, to really excel in this role, the quality that will take you and PRA forward is your commercial acumen, sound business mind and drive to develop. If you think you have these qualities and the professionalism that is key to PRA, this is your chance to shine in a fast growing, international environment that recognises talent and hard work.

If you have any questions please email or call our recruitment department at +44 (0) 1189 213652

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

Apply for this job: GRADUATE FINANCIAL ANALYST -  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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