Senior Financial Analyst, FP&A

Brisbane, California, United States
Sep 19, 2020
Administration, Finance
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Reporting to the Associate Director, FP&A the Senior Financial Analyst will be a key business partner to the Clinical Development organization to lead functional and project level financial forecasting, reporting and analysis for early to late phase studies. The analyst will work with Finance and Accounting teams to perform the monthly financial close and deliver robust monthly reporting that highlight key business drivers and risks. The individual must be able to lead and meet deadlines for multiple priorities and cultivate partnerships across Clinical Development and Project Management. The position will support process improvement initiatives and ad hoc projects and will manage the delivery of accurate and timely monthly management financial reporting and provide analytical support to middle and upper management.

  • Support the annual and periodic budgeting and forecasting planning process for each functional area for operating expense, headcount and capital.
  • Effectively communicate deliverables and timelines to project teams and functional leaders.
  • Provide timely and insightful analytical support to clinical operations including tracking spend and supporting the portfolio review, strategic planning, and budget processes.
  • Develop expertise and understand interdependencies within clinical development to assist management and identify risks and opportunities.
  • Support monthly financial close activities including functional and clinical accruals in coordination with operational stakeholders.
  • Conduct monthly reporting and variance analysis by project level focusing on key business drivers and maintain a consistent internal reporting structure.
  • Support consolidation of clinical development management reporting packages and present financial results to business partners.
  • Collaborate with senior members of the FP&A team to manage the annual planning calendar involving in-depth coordination of strategic plan, budget and forecasts.
  • Review purchase requests to determine whether they are within budget and ensure expenses are coded correctly.
  • Support continual improvements to planning & reporting processes and enhance leveraging of financial systems (NetSuite, Adaptive Insights and Coupa).

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a financial planning and analysis role supporting business operations.
  • Strong business planning, financial modeling, presentation skills and proven written and oral communication
  • Experience with functional reporting, project reporting and operational accounting.
  • Ability to work in fast paced, deadline driven and multi-task environment.
  • Team player with the ability to establish strong business relationships and interact cross-functionally at all levels.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Experience in biotech or pharmaceuticals industry with working knowledge of clinical drug development.