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Financial Analyst

London, UK

About MeiraGTx

MeiraGTx is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing potentially curative treatments for patients living with serious diseases. We currently have six programs in clinical development including three ocular indications, a salivary gland condition, and a Parkinson’s disease program. Our initial focus on diseases of the eye, salivary gland and central nervous system is based on the significant unmet medical need coupled with the high potential gene therapy has to provide meaningful clinical benefit in these areas. With headquarters in New York and London, our global footprint provides us the opportunity to partner with leading institutions around the world, allowing us to deepen our understanding of diseases and their progression.

Our team was built with deep expertise in gene therapy development, allowing us to efficiently advance our programs from preclinical to clinical development. Our core capabilities in viral vector design and optimization and gene therapy manufacturing give us a differentiated approach to developing gene therapies. Additionally, we are developing proprietary technology to potentially enable innovative gene therapy treatments whose expression can be turned on and off with an easily administered small molecule. We believe temporal control of gene therapy products has the potential to transform the gene therapy landscape.

Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, completed in early 2018, was designed to meet global regulatory requirements, including the current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) required by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 29,000-square foot facility has the flexibility and capacity to produce sufficient product for all our clinical trials and will scale to commercial capacity.

Purpose of Job

This position is to support the Finance Manager in all aspects of the finance departments activities including, financial accounting, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting and strategic planning. This will include a focus on continual improvement and the development of processes both within and throughout the wider MeiraGTX business.

Major Activities

  • Analyse financial status by collecting, monitoring and studying data before making recommendations;
  • Assist reconciling existing transactions in support of correct financial accounting for transactions;
  • Support the month end reporting of financial statements including parts of the of US reporting package as well as local management reporting
  • Provide support in the preparation of external filings including the statutory accounts and indirect taxation lodgments
  • Support collation of tax filings for corporation tax and tax credits
  • Help to establish, document, implement and enforce Finance policies and procedures;
  • Support preparation and review of collaborators invoicing in line with contract terms;
  • Help prepare budgets, forecasts and reporting processes;
  • Create financial models and reporting tools to support business activities and decision making;
  • Improve efficiency by standardising, simplifying and automating excel work files;
  • Support procure to pay and accurate cost coding of transactions;
  • Help to drive process improvement and create recommendations to be presented to management and executives;
  • Support the Authority for Expenditure process and other project reports;
  • Help create and implement performance metric reporting and support the wider business as they develop KPIs;
  • Support internal and external financial audits and maintenance of a robust SOX controls environment;
  • Support system implementation initiatives and enhancements to the existing ERP system (Netsuite);
  • Mentor and develop both direct staff (as applicable) or the wider Finance team;
  • Proactively engage with key business stakeholders to become effective and trusted business partners

Key Performance Indicators

  • Delivery of on time accurate month end reporting
  • Ensuring the preparation of timely and adequate account reconciliations, journal for review, ledger roll forwards etc
  • Develop business integrated budget and forecasts in line with established timetables
  • Prepare monthly reporting packs including cost centre and corporate reporting with commentary & analysis
  • Generate collaboration invoicing with commentary & analysis

Key Job Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical competency
  • Ability to work following direction although at times independently and unsupervised
  • Problem solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Motivation – sets and achieves challenging goals, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles, measures self against standard of excellence
  • Planning/Organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently
  • Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or positions, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments
  • Innovation – displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work, develops innovative approaches and ideas
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, demonstrates good presentation skills, participates effectively in meetings
  • Written Communication – writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, varies writing styles to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, able to read and interpret written information
  • 2+ years minimum business finance or other relevant industry/commerce experience
  • Qualified accountant (preferable ACA or CA)
  • Highly proficient with Excel with strong financial modelling experience
  • Strong skills in data analysis with experience with database management, administration related software applications
  • Experience of Net Suite would be an advantage although not required.

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