Insulet Corporation

Finance Manager, R&D

Job Locations US-MA-Billerica | US-MA-Billerica
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/9/2018 2:46 PM)
Accounting / Finance

Position Summary

This role provides financial and business decision support to the Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology and Engineering and his organization.  This individual will provide financial oversight and leadership to the Research & Development groups of a fast growing company.  This position reports to the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and will focus on the following:

  • Financial reporting, analysis, and planning for the functions specified
  • ROI analysis for all new products and programs
  • Ensure that financial performance is measured accurately and consistently in relation to the forecast and budget


  • Financial Planning:  Own the financial planning process, including the forecast, budget and strategic plan for operating expenses and headcount related to R&D. 
  • Drive Financial Results and Support Operations:  Continuously monitor R&D activities and project spend to ensure that financial commitments are met.  Develop and update project financial models to support the R&D leadership team in driving results.
  • Financial Reporting:  Provide the business and project teams with financial reporting and insightful variance analysis on a monthly and quarterly basis. 
  • Financial Analysis:  Provide analysis and tools to support investment decisions, ensuring that spend is effectively prioritized and strategically aligned with the organization.
  • Process Design & Improvement:  Support the design of new processes to improve the quality and productivity of the finance team and the business in general.
  • Special Projects:  Work on specific unique projects that might call for complex financial modeling, or project management skills, including capital investments and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Business Controls:  Advocate for strong business controls and support Sarbanes-Oxley processes within Insulet.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting; MBA a plus
  • 7+ years of financial planning and analysis experience in a global growth-oriented medical technology company, with exposure to foreign currencies a plus
  • Proven track record as an effective R&D business partner with a strong internal customer service focus
  • Strong communication, presence, and relationship building skills
  • Analytical thinker with strong business acumen, ability to summarize complex financial data into clear and concise recommendations for strategic decision support
  • Experience with tier-one ERP and Business Performance Management tools required, experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX a plus

Skills and Competencies           

  • Excellent MS Excel and financial modeling skills are required
  • Able to effectively manage projects; results oriented and able to roll-up the sleeves in order to accomplish necessary tasks
  • Able to work in a fast pace, high-growth environment
  • Has highest standards of integrity reflected in all external and internal communications
  • Self-motivated, high energy, respectful, honest, hard-working and loyal team player

Physical Requirements      

  • May require 5-10% travel


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