Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

94080, South San Francisco
Jan 10, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager 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 own the 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;
•    Performs commercial FP&A and review revenue/sales projections;
•    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 and scenario 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;
•    Participates on special projects and other ad hoc projects;
•    Assists in the SEC reporting functions, quarterly reviews, and year-end audit, as needed;

•    Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Economics;
•    Minimum of 7-year experience providing financial support within the biotechnology/pharmaceutical preferred;
•    Highly proficient in Adaptive Insights, Microsoft 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 to detail; ability to effectively adopt systematic approaches in order to maximize efficiencies and scalability;
•    Experience with major ERP systems and associated planning and reporting tools preferred (experience with SAP Business ByDesign is a plus);
•    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, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by the law.