Sr. Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Sr. Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

South San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Administration, Analyst, Finance,

Job Description

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematological disorders, cancer and rare diseases.  Rigel's pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms. The company’s current clinical programs include clinical trials of fostamatinib, an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, in a number of indications. Rigel has submitted an NDA to the FDA for fostamatinib in patients with chronic or persistent immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). In addition, Rigel has product candidates in development with partners BerGenBio AS, Daiichi Sankyo and Aclaris Therapeutics.

The Sr. Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) will be responsible for managing and enhancing Rigel’s financial planning cycle (annual planning, quarterly updates, and long range plans) working closely with the Director of FP&A. This position will provide information to functional leaders within the Company and perform financial analysis to support data-driven business decisions.  The role will focus on bottom-up data gathering and analytics that support budgets, forecasting, project and cost center reporting, and financial planning. This role will be a hands-on resource to senior management, department heads, and project team leaders and will have a highly active role in Company’s forecast and annual budget process, and operating plan variance analysis.

•   Performs FP&A responsibilities in support of the R&D and G&A organizations and leadership, including bottom-up data gathering from various departments, strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities, monthly close support, and variance analyses;
•   Partners with project team leads/members and department heads to ensure consistency between corporate goals, project timelines, and project financial plans;
•   Helps build and lead the Company’s financial planning processes and, develops and coordinates annual and long-range plans for the Company in partnership with project team leaders and department heads;
•   Develops standard reporting package for functional leaders;
•   Prepares and distributes quarterly financial reports with operating results (company-wide and departmental level) and provide quantitative and qualitative analysis of key variance and trends;
•   Conducts financial modeling to support tactical and strategic decision-making such as business case development, cost analysis, and sensitivity analyses;
•   Prepares presentations for executive leadership team and Board of Directors;
•   Recommends and implements enhancements to the financial planning and budgeting systems to meet internal business requirements;
•   Assists in management and oversight over Rigel’s contracts as well as any key partnerships, collaborations or licensing deals;
•   Performs commercial FP&A, including revenue/sales projections;
•   Participates on special projects and other ad hoc projects such as assisting in annual Sunshine Act reporting;
•   Assists in the SEC reporting functions, quarterly reviews, and year-end audit, as needed;
•   Complies with corporate policies and procedures, as well as, US healthcare laws and regulations


•   Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Economics;
•   Minimum of 5-year experience providing financial support within the biotechnology/pharmaceutical preferred;
•   Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint;
•   Experience with activity-based and project-based reporting systems;
•   Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP);
•   Excellent interpersonal, communication, and project management skills with ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas;
•   Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with competing priorities and tight deadlines;
•   Ability to work comfortably with incomplete information and deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment;
•   Ability to perform trend analyses and forecasting;
•   Ability in exercising sound judgment and working independently with minimal supervision and/or guidance;
•   Well-organized and a strong attention detail; ability to effectively adopt systematic approaches in order to maximize efficiencies and scalability;
•   Experience with major ERP systems (e.g., Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Netsuite) and associated planning and reporting tools preferred;
•   Familiar with various market research sources and analytic tools for biotech and financial services industries;
•   Proactive problem solver, expected to present problems and recommendations simultaneously;
•   Self-motivated, highly-driven, independent, and results-oriented;
•   Positive attitude, commitment to excellence and integrity;
•   Fit with Rigel’s culture and values

Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity.
All individuals are encouraged to apply.