Sr. Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Hayward, CA, United States
Sep 17, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About us:

Arcus Biosciences is an exciting growth company founded on the vision of creating best-in-class cancer therapies. We are an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company leveraging its deep cross-discipline expertise to discover highly differentiated therapies and develop a broad portfolio of novel combinations addressing significant unmet needs.

We are located in the San Francisco bay area, in the heart of the world's largest biotechnology research hub. Arcus Biosciences offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including aggressive participation in the growth of the company in the form of stock option grants. Arcus is an ambitious undertaking, and we fully expect our company to become a force in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer. Our employees enjoy operating in an exceptionally dynamic and cooperative environment in which the “rule book” has not yet been written.

Job Summary:

This position, reporting directly to the Vice President of Finance, will direct the global financial planning and analysis function at Arcus. The individual in this role will partner with functional business units across the company to guide all aspects of financial planning including the annual budget, long range plan and regular forecasts. The individual will also provide decision analysis and support functional leaders with their efforts to drive cost savings, efficiencies and scale up their operations for growth. The individual will help build and manage a scalable FP&A team that will support management and all functional areas with planning, internal financial reporting and financial analysis needs.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the annual budget process for all functions.
  • Prepare and present regular financial updates to senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Assess internal system needs for budgeting/forecasting with an eye towards identification and implementation of a robust budgeting and reporting system.
  • Build and manage a scalable team to support anticipated company growth and business unit needs.
  • Partner with the accounting organization to ensure close collaboration and coordination on how financial data is recorded and reported internally.
  • Partner across all business units to ensure that functional managers receive timely and accurate financial information to support management of their respective operations.
  • Monitor and analyze functional area financial results vs. plan and effectively communicate information and conclusions.
  • Partner with functional leaders to help identify areas of potential cost savings or needed operating efficiencies and assist in the implementation of changes and improvements as appropriate.
  • Assist the accounting organization with quarterly close preparations by providing analysis for variances in financial operating results (i.e. preparation or review of audit flux reports).
  • Hire, mentor, and manage an FP&A team with responsibility for serving as Finance business partners to the organization.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and financial modeling to support key management decisions and business development opportunities.

Qualifications (including knowledge & skills):

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, driven and possess excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working in the biotech industry with a working business knowledge of drug discovery and clinical development. The candidate has a strong track record of working in a dynamic environment with competing priorities. This candidate should have prior experience in partnering with and supporting business unit managers/leaders and have an aptitude for effective communication at all levels of an organization. A minimum of 12+ years serving in an FP&A capacity is ideal. This candidate should have excellent analysis skills, should think strategically and have prior experience in financial modeling. Prior management experience is also a requirement.