Pharmacyclics, LLC

Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Aug 05, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharmacyclics is committed to the development and commercialization of novel therapies intended to improve the quality and duration of life and to resolve serious unmet medical needs for cancer patients. Pharmacyclics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company. Oncology is a key therapeutic area for AbbVie, with a portfolio consisting of three marketed products and a pipeline containing multiple promising new molecules that are being studied in more than 200 clinical trials for over 20 different types of cancer.

More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno-oncology, stem cells, and cell-signaling with their knowledge of bispecific antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), and covalent-inhibitor technologies to discover and develop novel cancer treatments. Together, we are striving to outsmart cancer.

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Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

General Position Summary/Purpose:

The Senior Manager, FP&A serves a critical role within the Financial Planning & Analysis group, providing business insight and general budgeting support to the Commercial organization.This role, in partnership with our Alliance partner (Janssen Biotech, Inc.), is responsible for forecasting, reporting and providing business analysis support to business partners.The individual will collaborate with functional department leads to design, implement, and execute core planning & analysis processes with an emphasis on business partnering and customer service.Strong financial and business acumen in addition to broad knowledge of FP&A processes are essential to the success of this role. The individual will manage one individual as well as any additional contractors/FDP candidates.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Directly support the PCYC Commercial Leadership Team (CLT) and Joint Commercial Committee (JCC) on financial matters, including preparing & presenting financial results to senior leaders
  • Partner with Janssen Biotech, Inc. on accurate finance forecasting, informative alliance reporting and overall financial planning, including quarterly review of financial results
  • Coordinate planning efforts for the Strategic Long-range Plan "LRP" and prepare a detailed 5-year forecast inclusive of business expansions, product level indication P&L's, NPV analysis, and tactic specific ROI calculations
  • Cross functionally partner with Accounting, Procurement, and the Operational Excellence teams to continuously improve our processes and procedures, including implementation of SAP
  • Manage the annual budgeting/planning process as well as the regular expense forecasts for the Commercial organization
  • Manage a team of financial professionals that work with budget owners and functional heads to develop detailed monthly budgets
  • Collaborate with accounting team on the month-end close including the oversight of the monthly and quarterly accruals related to expenditures
  • Review contracts to ensure financial compliance requirements
  • Manage competing assignments and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate successfully
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and project support as required


  • BS degree in Finance or Accounting
  • MBA/CPA preferred
  • 8+ years' experience in FP&A or similar function
  • Management experience
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Strong presentation and leadership skills
  • Strong collaborative style of working with business partners and other functional groups
  • Advanced level of proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint and financial reporting tools - including pivot tables, vlookup, sumifs, formatting, and generating charts/graphs
  • Able to work under pressure and can act with a sense of urgency and understands the need for responsiveness

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