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Associate Director, Finance Business Partner - DACH / FR Regions

Job Description

Associate Director, Finance Business Partner DACH & France

Location: Munich


At Intercept, our mission is to build a healthier tomorrow for patients with progressive non-viral liver diseases. Intercept's lead product, obeticholic acid (OCA), is a first-in-class farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist. OCA, marketed under the brand name "Ocaliva®," is approved in the U.S., EU and Canada for certain patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), a rare autoimmune liver disease. Ocaliva® was the first product to be approved for PBC in over twenty years and our team is proud to have been pioneers in providing the first second-line treatment option to patients with such critical need. The Ocaliva® launch in 2016 also marked Intercept's successful transition from a development-stage company to a fully integrated commercial organization with continued growth.

In February 2019, Intercept reported positive topline results from the Phase 3 REGENERATE study of OCA in patients with liver fibrosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which impacts the lives of millions of people in the U.S. alone. Currently, there are no available treatments for NASH, and Intercept is among the leading companies focused on the disease.


As Intercept continues to build its position as the leader in progressive non-viral liver disease and pursues its goal of bringing the first approved therapy to patients with NASH, we are seeking an Associate Director, Finance Business Partner, supporting our DACH + French Regions.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Head of Finance for International, the Finance Business Partner (FBP) will provide financial analysis and help drive decisions and resource allocation. They will deliver financial planning and budgeting as well as maintaining key financial systems. The FBP will also run reports, analyse data and will help manage the requisition process.


The successful candidate must be able to perform each of the following satisfactorily:


  • Help to coordinate the data collection process for budgets and long-range planning
  • Proactively provide financial advice and insights into the business
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to provide support and guidance to help make critical business decisions


  • Prepare budget vs actual reports on a regular basis, highlighting significant variances
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities for the business
  • Contribute and support the quarterly forecast process


  • Manage the preparation of financial reports and analyses
  • Develop and manage corporate, company and product level P&Ls
  • Help develop quarterly and yearly presentations
  • Create ad hoc reports as required by the Business

Ad hoc:

  • Other duties as assigned
  • Drive the spirit of "ONE Team" across all functions by supporting a team approach to focus on our patients and customers as our top priorities
  • Make Intercept a truly desired place to work

Experience and Skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics or Accounting, MBA preferred
  • Experience managing budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Experience supporting commercial launches
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles and financial systems (ERPs)
  • Ability to analyze and manage large amounts of data
  • Ability to translate financial concepts and to effectively collaborate with colleagues who do not have finance backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively across a matrixed organization by prioritizing and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge and experience of pharmaceutical sales operations would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and relationship building skills
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple priorities under high pressure situations with tight deadlines


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to work independently, deal with complexity and ambiguity
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Office programs such as; Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with ERPs (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Learning agility and 'scalability' to take on increasing responsibility as Intercept grows
  • Consistent demonstration and embodiment of company core values: Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Patient/Stakeholder Centricity
  • Understanding the legal and compliance environment
  • Ability to have fun and thrive in a growing, diverse and inclusive work environment

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter in English no later than Monday 9th November


Associate Director, Finance Business Partner - DACH / FR Regions

Full Time

Published on 10/16/2020