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FP&A Manager

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Company: Norstella
Location: London, United Kingdom
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Why Norstella? Norstella unites market-leading companies that all have a shared goal of improving patient access. Each company brand (Citeline, Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo, & The Dedham Group) delivers must-have answers for critical strategic and commercial decision-making.

Together, we help our clients:

  • Assess the market need and competitive landscape
  • Know precisely which drugs to prioritize in their portfolios
  • Find out where the launch difficulties will bebefore they are difficulties
  • Track and improve market access post-launch

By combining the efforts of each organization under Norstella, we can offer an even wider breadth of expertise, innovative data solutions and expert advisory services alongside advanced technologies such as real-world data, machine learning and predictive analytics. At Norstella, we do not just deliver information and insights. We deliver answers you can act on.

Job Description

At Norstella, we are building a world-class Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization. We have begun a comprehensive program to streamline processes, enhance systems, realign the organization, and add opportunities for personal skill-building and professional growth. We are finding new ways to add value and provide strategic support. This is the kind of work we do. We want to build leading FP&A practices within Norstella, setting thestage to become the place any FP&A professional wants to work. This is a company where you can become a catalyst for change.

FP&A Revenue & Analytics, Corporate, Tech, and Commercial

Move beyond compiling data and help tell the story behind the numbers.Specializing in Financial Planning & Analysis, this role offers the opportunity to drive better business partnering and bring key insights to our leaders. This role could support the Commercial, Corporate or Tech team based on prior experience. This is a growth-focused opportunity with potential to have a strong impact on the company.

Youll be a key partner working directly with the business. Youll focus on developing business and financial reports, tracking against budget, and ad-hoc strategic analysis to help business partners. We are a growing Finance team continuing to think strategically and look for opportunities to deliver more value. You will be detail-oriented, a strategic thinker, and a team player.


  • Partner with business on the development and communication of the budget and forecast, financial reporting, operational analysis and executive reviews for Budget, Forecast, and Actuals
  • Evaluate business results and serve as a functional expert to the business to provide strategic guidance and insights
  • Manage headcount and partner closely with the HR team to ensure alignment to budget
  • Create, enhance, and manage financial models to increase budgeting and forecasting accuracy
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to complex business performance issues to define and execute action plans
  • Accountable for the quality and delivery of financial information
  • Interpret and evaluate monthly business trends, including budget variance of financial results and Key Performance Indicators to identify areas of risk and opportunities and provide recommendations
  • Assess the impact of strategic financial decisions and present recommendations to leadership
  • Design, develop and implement methods and strategies to continually improve processes


  • ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • Prior experience and an advanced understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, accounting processes, and SaaS KPIs
  • Analytical skills to drill down into the detail but also understand and communicate the big picture
  • Strong Excel skills with demonstrated ability to build intuitive financial models
  • Experience in the life sciences industry or SaaS business model
  • A high degree of analytical capability and attention to detail with the ability to work in an ambiguous environment and deliver results.
  • Strong strategic skills, with the proven ability to identify and assess key points, implications, and recommendations
  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of common business and cost drivers, financial statement analysis, and deep-dive analysis
  • Knowledge of FASB and SEC requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax reporting and accounting practices and International Financial Reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and project management

Even better if you have:

  • A masters in business administration, Accounting, Finance, or Economics
  • Post-qualified experience within FP&A
  • Proficiency in Essbase, Smart View, Hyperion Planning, and Hyperion Strategic Finance


  • 25 days annual leave, 4 days for volunteering and a personal day
  • 5% pension match
  • Group Life Assurance (100% employer funded)
  • Group Income Protection (100% employer funded)
  • Other voluntary benefits such as: Dental, Cash Plan, PMI Excess Cover, Health Screening & Critical Illness

The guiding principles for success atNorstella:

01:Bold, Passionate, Mission-First

We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients.Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.

02:Integrity, Truth, Reality

We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights.Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesnt.By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.

03:Kindness, Empathy, Grace

We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude.We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.

04:Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance

We will persevere even in difficult and challenging situations.Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.

05:Humility, Gratitude, Learning

We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work.We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Norstellais an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race,colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value peoples differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individuals abilities, skills, performance andbehaviourand our business requirements.Norstellaoperates a zero-tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment. We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here, you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel engaged and excited, wed love to see you apply.