Buckingham Search

Senior Financial Analyst

Buckingham Search - North Chicago, IL

The Senior Financial Analyst, Alliance Accounting will perform both the financial planning and actuals analysis and reporting requirements for a portfolio of assigned licensing and other products associated with the licensing agreements that the Alliance team manages. The role manages agreements with high visibility to Senior Management, internally and externally, and requires a high level of attention to detail and a motivated individual willing to gain broad exposure.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Analyze, prepare, and review the royalty and milestone payment packages for assigned portfolio of licensing agreements, ensuring accuracy, timeliness and compliance with contractual obligations, GAAP, tax and legal.
  • Prepare and review monthly accounting journal entries including accruals and accrual adjustments, related to license agreements many of which impact performance for 50+ countries.
  • Prepare ad-hoc analyses, support audit requests, and consult with Corporate Legal, Business Development, Corporate Tax and Corporate Treasury as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation and review process for monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and quarterly balance sheet reviews.
  • Prepare global royalty rate analyses for the Plan, Update and LRP cycles.
  • Prepare monthly LBEs.
  • Prepare automation tool (CIR) analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Participate in internal projects on an as needed basis.



  • 2-4 years of progressive financial experience required.
  • Requires strong analytical and organizational skills as well as a high degree of interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with external parties and internal support functions.
  • Attention to detail, independent and proactive thought, and decision-making skills are necessary.
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team-oriented environment.


  • Position requires a BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA, CMA, or MBA are desirable.

**This role is in-office 3 days and remote 2 days – North Chicago Suburbs

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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