Donna Aguayo

Donna Aguayo

Director, Medicine Controlling at Boehringer Ingelheim

Greater New York City Area

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Donna Aguayo's Overview


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Donna Aguayo's Summary

Highly accomplished financial professional with a proven ability to oversee daily operations, introduce process improvements, streamline business processes, and enhance operational efficiency. Decisive leader providing business partner support in all areas of financial management, including the preparation of financial reports, analysis and budgeting. Proven track record for effective team leadership, with a demonstrated ability to balance short-term goals with long-term objectives, and adapt to changing environments. Excellent relationship building skills with business partners, staff and vendors. Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate financial data at all levels within an organization.


Staff Supervision, Project Management, Vendor Relations, Trial Budget Management, Technology Enhancements, Risk Management, Process Improvements, Operations Management, Organizational Management

Donna Aguayo's Experience

Associate Director, Clinical Trials & Grant Tracking

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

August 2007Present (7 years 2 months)

Lead and direct the Grant Tracking Team in support of Medical/Drug Regulatory Affairs. Support the Clinical Research Departments on trial costing and payments to Clinical Trial Investigators through education and resources. Responsibilities include:

• Supervise and develop staff, including performance management, training and evaluations
• Maintain and ensure the overall integrity of the Grant Tracking module in CTMS
• Review and optimize processes related to Grant Tracking, as well as other financial processes
• Establish procedures and implement tools relating to the Grant Tracking planning process
• Coordinate the financial planning process for clinical trials in CTMS and in SAP
• Support the Clinical Trial Contracting Team to promote efficiency and equity in investigator contracts and payment terms
• Conduct audits on payment processes and implement controls as necessary
• Analyze grant spending patterns to determine the best procedure to forecast grants
• Provide business partner support to TCM/CMLs for trial forecasting and analysis
• Liaise with local and international colleagues on project work

Financial Analyst III/Financial Analyst IV

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

June 2004August 2007 (3 years 3 months)

Financial Analyst responsible for cost center management and Medical/DRA support. Responsibilities included:

• Supported Clinical & Scientific Affairs, Health Sciences & Systems and Academic Affairs
• Assisted Cost Center managers with preparation and maintenance of annual budget
• Compiled and distributed monthly cost center summaries, including variance analysis
• Prepared monthly spending reports by Product for Medical and Marketing
• Quarterly reconciliation of Grant Tracking accounts in CTMS to SAP
• Prepared monthly accruals for Duloxetine (Med I and Med II)
• Maintained the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) cost module
• Established all Medical statistical internal orders
• Liaison with Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals for Spiriva Development
• Quarterly Spiriva Alliance Reporting in PaRS
• Conducted Cost Center Management Training

Financial Analyst I/Financial Analyst II/Financial Analyst III

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

January 2001June 2004 (3 years 6 months)

Financial Analyst with increasing responsibilities, which included:

• Recorded daily cash transfer activity
• Prepared bank reconciliations
• Reconciled and adjusted general ledger accounts as necessary
• Processed journal entries; conducted account analysis
• Performed SAP account maintenance
• Supported the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Departments
• Reported monthly intercompany activity to subsidiaries
• Prepared Federal and State tax schedules
• Assisted internal/external auditors, as required

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Scientific Affairs

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

April 1998January 2001 (2 years 10 months)

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Scientific Affairs. Duties included:

• Acted as liaison with regulatory authorities
• Developed operational procedures to ensure proper approval of all advertising materials
• Supported the Consumer Health Care Marketing Department
• Organized product launches

Secretary to Group Counsel, Legal

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

May 1994April 1998 (4 years)

Secretary to Group Counsel. Provided administrative support, which included:

• Assisted with immigration and INS issues for expatriates
• Supported contract negotiations with Documentum, SAS Institute and CCC, Inc.
• Prepared numerous Software License, Non-Disclosure and Consulting Agreements

Donna Aguayo's Skills & Expertise

  1. Financial Analysis
  2. SAP
  3. Project Management
  4. Forecasting
  5. Leadership
  6. Healthcare
  7. Management

Donna Aguayo's Education

Sacred Heart University

MBA, Finance


Summa Cum Laude

Western Connecticut State University

BBA, Finance


Summa Cum Laude

Donna Aguayo's Additional Information

Groups and Associations:

Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society

Honors and Awards:

Innovation Zone Challenge Award, 2010
Standing Ovation Golden Achievement Award, 2009
Vice President's Golden Achievement Award, 1995

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