Assoc. Director, FP&A

San Diego, CA
30+ days ago

Job Description

Quidel Corporation is a is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic solutions at the point of care, delivering a continuum of rapid testing technologies that further improve the quality of health care throughout the globe. An innovator for over 40 years in the medical device industry, Quidel pioneered the first FDA-cleared point-of-care test for influenza in 1999 and was the first to market a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in the U.S. Under trusted brand names Sofia®, Solana®, Lyra®, Triage® and QuickVue®, Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio includes tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, cardiac and autoimmune biomarkers, as well as a host of products to detect COVID-19. With products made in America, Quidel’s mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of our families, our communities and the world.

This position is responsible for financial planning and analysis for Quidel, leading the team to support analytical needs across the Company. Conducts studies to improve the operational and financial effectiveness of the company. Manages, prepares and administers the annual budgeting process and forecast updates. Performs complex statistical, cost and financial analysis of financial reports and data, and prepares subsequent narrative analysis for management.


    • Manages day to day activities of the FP&A managers and their direct reports. Reviews outputs for accuracy and provides direction for improved performance.
    • Administers the forecasting processes for the annual operating plan (AOP), latest best estimate (LBE) and 5-year strategic plan[KC1] . Defines timelines, works with the team to collect and consolidate[KC2] and studies data to determine costs of business activities. Provides recommendations for budget adjustments and/or other cost improvement measures.
    • Analyzes financial data and extracts and defines relevant information. Interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability. Develops financial reports for forecasting as well as trend and results analysis.
    • Provides monthly revenue and margin reporting and trend analysis through regular and ad hoc reporting and provides same data for Operations monthly forecast meetings.
    • Validates the financial liabilities and payments related to distributor and end-user incentive and rebate programs.
    • Responsible for preparation of the monthly financial reporting package provided to executive leadership highlighting quarter-to-date and year-to-date financial results, trends and analytics.
    • Prepares annual corporate bonus calculation. Ensures accuracy of payment and compliance with compensation plans.
    • With limited direction, reviews costs and performs cost/benefit analysis related to projects or programs. Proactively analyzes information and identifies potential solutions to support achievement of corporate objectives.
    • Analyzes commercial pricing grids on an annual basis and proposes updates as required. Reviews and approves rebate exceptions which fall outside of Sales Operations’ approval levels.


    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in financial and/or strategic analysis. Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Minimum five (5) years of prior management and leadership experience required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or finance required. MBA preferred.


    • Strong analytical and communication skills to convey information effectively. Ability to distill large amounts of data and translate analysis into compelling presentations.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with all levels in an organization.
    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in financial modeling, strategic planning, and resource allocation.
    • Demonstrated success with process improvement activities and change management.
    • High level of accuracy in all work. Must be organized and detail oriented.
    • Demonstrated success with process improvement activities and change management.
    • Ability to identify measures or indicators of performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to corporate objectives.
    • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Strong working knowledge of MS Office suite of products, including PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Must be able to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and personalities.
    • Must convey a strong sense of direction and have the ability to motivate others to perform at their highest level, demonstrating high levels of accountability in completing assignments.
    • Must be effective at promoting collaborative cross-functional working relationships.
    • Self-starter with ability to work autonomously and at the same time promote and facilitate a team effort.
    • High degree of ethics and professionalism while interacting with co-workers, customers, and vendors.
Before you apply, please make sure you share Quidel’ s values. We pride ourselves on keeping these values in mind every day as we execute on goals and plan for the future. We are seeking employees who share the same mindset and commitment to be customer driven, focused on execution, and new product oriented. We succeed by being determined, optimistic team players.
Quidel is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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