Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

AveXis Inc.
Bannockburn, IL, US
Sep 28, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company , is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

AveXis is seeking a Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis to support multiple functional areas - in particular, Regulatory, Research, and Clinical/Medical functions - from a financial planning and analysis perspective. The Senior Manager will drive financial planning and forecasting for the assigned functional areas, serve as a key financial interface between Finance and business leaders, work often cross-functionally to drive major business initiatives and play a leadership role in setting the long term financial directions of the company.


  • Provides regular updates on how team is tracking against expense and resource requirements vs. approved budget and Latest Forecast/Best Estimate (LBE) plans.
  • Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances.
  • Leads the expense planning, annual budgeting and real-time LBE forecasting process for numerous departments.
  • Provide business support and analysis (overall financial planning and analysis to all departments). Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variances.
  • Lead management financial reporting package.
  • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision making purposes.


  • BS/BA Degree. MBA and/or CPA desirable.
  • 8+ years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience preferably supporting and partnering with R&D and Overhead departments from a finance perspective.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work closely with all departments and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity, represent the company's high ethics, moral behavior, and professionalism

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.