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Global R&D Study Forecasting Senior Analyst

Primary North Chicago, Illinois Secondary Madison, New Jersey; Irvine, California; Waco, Texas Req ID 2214395 Category Finance Division AbbVie

The Global R&D Senior Study Forecasting Analyst is responsible for supporting and performing financial analyses and budgetary reconciliations of clinical trial budgets for a specific set (by indication) of ongoing and planned studies in a Therapeutic Area.  The Senior analyst monitors study forecasts and is responsible for managing study expenses and forecasts for Plan, LBE, LRP and Portfolio submissions. This position collaboratively interfaces with the clinical teams and respective finance management and supports ad-hoc requests and projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • The Senior Analyst is accountable for a specific set (by indication) of clinical study budgets within a Therapeutic Area, supporting both ongoing and planned studies.  The Senior Analyst has a thorough understanding of the budgets and utilizes financial and tracking tools to prepare, develop and monitor forecasts on a monthly basis as well as report and reconcile for Quarterly reviews.
  • Support all aspects of the clinical trial budget process including trial cost analysis, scenario planning, contract funding approval, and study budget management through the study life-cycle
  • Gathers data from a variety of sources and provides quality clinical study budget information and metrics to Clinical and Finance Management to aid in planning decisions
  • Responsible for preparing predefined and ad hoc reports for the clinical teams and finance management, communicating on a timely basis for variance discrepancies and issue resolution.
  • Support the business in assessing and investigating study spend vs. forecast.
  • Demonstrated awareness and use of data sources by proactively updates previously established forecasts at a regular cadence (monthly LBEs, Quarterly R/OSS reviews, 50%/100% enrollment timepoints, annual cost validation), and updates manager as to the status of the study being forecasted (startup, Main R/OSS, reconciliation and close-out). 
  • Interact with various levels of management and functions within the organization.
  • Support finance management on ad-hoc requests and projects.


  • BA/BS is required. Degree in finance and/or health/life sciences preferred with a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience.
  • Strong financial, analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to derive insights from data and distill into summarized format
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Execute priorities established by Manager with speed and agility. 
  • Ability to work with functional leaders across the business to monitor and review budgets and support business processes and information flows to functional groups
  • Excellent time management with respect to priorities as well as self-management skills
  • Proficient Excel skills required.
  • Ability to work independently with flexibility to new or varied responsibilities
  • Knowledge of finance systems and summarizing multiple data sources is a plus.

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you would like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email

Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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