Financial Systems Project Manager


Centessa Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: CNTA) new kind of pharmaceutical company with a deconstructed R&D environment that prioritizes data driven decision making led by subject matter experts. Centessa is advancing a portfolio of high conviction programs with strong biological validation.

Our asset-centric model offers a unique R&D logic that has been applied by single asset companies to improve productivity. This operating model has minimal centralized infrastructure, reduced hierarchy, and exclusive focus on data driven capital allocation. Our teams are uniquely incentivized to expeditiously interrogate key scientific hypotheses. We believe the asset-centric model can lead to improved success rates for programs with greater speed and modest costs.


Centessa is seeking an experienced Manager specializing in Oracle products and technologies, including premier integrated applications and experience with project management.


  • Oracle ERP Integration: Design and deliver Oracle ERP-based functional requirements, integrating with finance systems like ADP, Concur, Blackline, Workiva, and FP&A systems.
  • Supporting Technologies: Cloud Financials AP, AR, GL, FA, Cash Management (MA), Procurement (PO), Projects Module, Fusion Analytics Warehouse (FAW).
  • System Design Management: Manage end-to-end system design, including API and data flow integrations.
  • Project Leadership: Lead projects with a focus on finance systems in areas like tax, billing/payments, accounting, and FP&A.
  • Training and Reporting: Develop user guides, provide cross-functional team training, and design reports/dashboards.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Communicate long-term vision and collaborate on feature development and enhancements.
  • Lifecycle Management: Lead software lifecycle phases, participate in Architectural Review Committees, manage project communications.
  • Audit Partnership: Partner with Managed Service Provider for SOX and security audits.
  • Adaptability and Interaction: Adapt methods for optimal solutions and interact effectively with management and peers.


  • Work on Applications Issues related to AP, AR, FA, CM and GL and support all financial modules.
  • Provide support for month-end activities that include taking all the proactive measures for a successful period close (e.g. informing the business in taking the decisions).
  • Test the Oracle quarterly releases in the lower instances.
  • Provide functional support to the tech team in developing the reports and performing testing.
  • Proficient with building reports to achieve greater transparency, realize efficiencies and drive business decision support activities.
  • Lead efforts around design, testing and implementation of Custom and Seeded/OTB Roles to reduce impact to SOD conflicts.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors concerning financial systems and year-end audit that includes financial audit, BCP and cybersecurity.
  • Manage workflow and ticketing regarding BPM approvals - Invoice Approval Rules, Journal rules, Requisitions and Purchase Order Approval Rules.
  • Oversee the new release features and implementing the same in dev, test, and prod.
  • Coordinate with the Managed Service Provider’s technical team for the development of reports, payment formats and migrations.
  • Hands-on experience on OTBI reporting and knowledge on BI publisher reports. (e.g. FAW).
  • Holds functional understanding of legal entity activities and consolidation through EPM/FCCS/EPBCS; designs and oversees different test cases.
  • Trouble shoot and support various integration issues concerning ADP to GL, Concur to GL issues and ADP Employee Integration issues.
  • Lead integrations and resolves issues through ADP to Oracle, Concur to Oracle, Equity Edge to ADP, and Blackline to Oracle.
  • Responsibility as primary resource for resolution of support casework between Oracle and Managed Service Provider.


  • Experience: 7-10 years in finance, ERP consulting implementation, and working with accounting departments and FP&A systems.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficient in Oracle Cloud platform and architecture, EBS R12 & Fusion, Financials Accounting Hub, Advanced Collections, Treasury, Risk Management.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in commerce or related field; Advanced Degree preferred.


  • Specialized Experience: Oracle Cloud ERP/FCCS/EPBCS/FAW/Projects configuration and implementation.


  • Communication and Leadership: Excellent communication, leadership, and time management skills.
  • Work Independence: Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills.


  • Hands-On Experience: Oracle Applications Functional Consultant experience that includes configuration and report building.
  • In-depth Knowledge: Profound knowledge of Oracle ERP/EPBCS and related systems.
  • Leadership: Proven leadership in product and project management.
  • Oracle Systems Familiarity: Familiar with Oracle Cloud ERP data model, Fusion Analytics Warehouse, and middleware like Boomi.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt, Flexibility for Remote Work
EEOC Statement: Centessa Pharmaceuticals believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Centessa Pharmaceuticals will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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