Senior Financial Analyst - Ipsen Return-to-Work Program

Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
Return-to-Work Program


reacHIRE is proud to partner with Ipsen for a 6 month return-to-work program starting in April 2020 designed for professionals returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break. It is a cohort-based model that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce in a supported way with a group of fellow returning professionals. We provide a one-week intensive onboarding specially designed to build the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. This proven approach fosters camaraderie among colleagues, builds confidence and upgrades technology and professional skills that will be invaluable throughout this next phase of their career. 


As a global pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Paris, Ipsen's North America organization is located in Cambridge, MA. Ipsen is committed to discovering new solutions for targeting debilitating diseases and improving the quality of life for patients. This is your chance to join a global leader in biopharma focused on innovation and specialty care!

On behalf of our client, reacHIRE is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join Ipsen’s Financial Planning and Analysis team. The Senior Financial Analyst will support Ipsen’s North America Specialty Care business, as well as the internal financial budgeting and controllership for various Ipsen business partners. This position will provide cross functional support to enable effective financial analysis, reporting, and forecasting of operating results, leading to sound business decisions in accordance with IFRS and budget.


  • Provide support to Business Partners assisting with annual budgeting and strategic planning processes
  • Prepare and update current year financial forecasts and analyses
  • Execute the monthly close file preparation ensuring accurate portrayal of current operations and activities (accruals, close meetings, financial reviews, etc.)
  • Review and prepare month-end journal entries, monthly financial reports and metrics and communicate them to business partners
  • Identify, interpret and communicate budget and expense variances cross functionally
  • Review and approve Purchase Orders and Contracts in line with approved budgets 
  • Communicate and coordinate internally on financial issues
  • Support implementation of new planning software application across US and Canada operations


  • BS in Finance, Accounting or relevant degree
  • Masters degree is preferred, CPA is a plus
  • 6+ years of experience in developing financial forecasts and strategic plans
  • Solid understanding of IFRS and/or GAAP with strong Excel skills
  • Experience with SAP/Oracle, or similar
  • Self-starter with passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results and affect meaningful change and process efficiencies
  • Adept at influencing without authority – able to lead/follow as required and function independently

About reacHIRE

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies like Ipsen. Through customized programs tailored to a company's unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp back into their career. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work with Ipsen, but it is not guaranteed. reacHIRE will provide 360 degree support along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of the way!


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