Manager, FP&A

San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 12, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Summary:

Track and complete Finance requirements for clinical collaborations. Key contributor to the annual consolidated budget process. Monitors status compared to budgets and forecasts for the company in total, by program and/or by function. Prepares financial analyses of recurring and non-recurring transactions to enable Finance review. May supervise & direct the activities of the financial planning & analysis staff.


Additionally, the duties and responsibilities of this role entails:

Budgeting, forecasting & financial analyses:

Oversees and performs the financial requirements for clinical collaborations, including: Tracking Finance responsibilities and timeline for clinical collaborations. Preparation and review of clinical study budgets. Preparation, review and/or reconciliation of clinical collaboration billings / statements. Attending meetings and preparing minutes of the Joint Finance Committee for clinical collaborations. Ensures current and multi-year budget & forecast estimates are in line with program strategy timeline and scope. Prepares financial analyses to enable Finance review and evaluation of annual budgets and proposed transactions by Executive Director, Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Compiles detailed budget from budget owners and facilitates executive management review of functional and consolidated budgets.

Financial Operations:

Review purchase requisitions (PR's) to ensure activity is within budget and Program's operating plan and forecast. Review contractual agreements to ensure they are sound from a financial perspective and optimize the Company's return.
Team with other functional areas (Legal, Purchasing, proponents) to facilitate compliance with purchase approval policies through IT systems and manual processes.
Execution of responsibilities above requires:
Communication, coordination and input from (1) business operations (Clinical Development, Clinical outsourcing & Regulatory) and Program Management and (2) between Accounting and FP&A. Understanding and analysis of R&D program requirements, interdependencies and cash payment timing, as well as accounting treatment under GAAP.


Education & Job Experience:
A minimum of a Bachelors degree in a Finance or Business discipline is required. An advanced degree, such as an MBA, is preferred or equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 8 years previous financial planning experience, preferably in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry is required.

Skills & Knowledge:Biotech industry experience with clinical trial accounting and/or planning knowledge is required. Previous corporate budgeting and planning experience or accounting experience are required. Excellent project management, analytical, computer and communication (both oral and written) skills are essential. Must be able to demonstrate a high attention to detail with an ability to independently prioritize and organize work/projects/programs. Strong Excel and modeling skills. Previous experience with JDE ERP, Business Intelligence reporting software, and Microsoft Access are highly desired.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.