Senior Associate or Manager - Development Finance

Brisbane, California
Feb 27, 2019
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Unity Biotechnology, Inc (UNITY) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics to extend healthspan by slowing, halting or reversing diseases of aging.  We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and are seeking to hire a highly motivated senior associate / manager of Development Finance to support our Clinical Development teams. The successful candidate will have strong finance skills with experience in early clinical trial start-up activities.       

Responsibilities : 

Partner with the Development organization to develop and maintain all aspects of financial planning and month end reporting for Clinical Development 

Acts as key point person for invoices, payments and financial reconciliations for clinical trials, applying an in-depth knowledge of Unity’s development programs and protocols  


Assists clinical teams in resolving financial issues as they relate to either site or vendor contracts. May have contact with external customers in regards to payment issues.  


Work in close collaboration with Development, Finance and Project Management to build financial models for clinical development programs, including analysis of key cost model drivers and scenario planning 


Prepares month-end cost accruals based on operational data, invoice and reconciliation tracking  


Collaborates with the Accounting organization to accurately record month-end entries in support of the preparation of regulatory & securities filings (e.g., 10-K, 10-Q and Proxy) 


Champion process improvement initiatives within financial planning and reporting processes related to Clinical Development 




Background and skills :  


The ideal candidate will have a background in finance with prior experience in clinical development organizations 


Bachelors degree required 


3+ years finance experience, including minimum of 1-2 years with experience in biotechnology or pharma industries 


Familiarity with the overall drug discovery and development process up to initial clinical trial initiation and execution (Phase 1) 


Evidence of problem-solving, innovative thinking, strategic planning to deliver creative solutions 


Ability to work collaboratively on multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment  


Excellent organizational and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail 


Outstanding interpersonal skills to form and maintain strong relationships  


Willingness and dedication to go above and beyond in pursuit of team goals