Senior Finance Manager

San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 12, 2020
Administration, Finance
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Who You Are

This position is a key financial liaison between the Research & Development functions for specified BridgeBio Affiliates and the central BridgeBio FP&A department. This position has a diverse scope of responsibilities that include direct project support in the areas of forecasting, project tracking, financial management and reporting, external vendor management, procure-to-pay process, accounting and monthly close responsibilities. This position works closely with functional managers to lead resource and project planning, project set-up and tracking, oversee the monthly accrual process and ensures the accurate and timely processing of accounting entries, budgeting and forecasting information and ensures appropriate accounting and internal control procedures are followed. Additionally, this position supports the preparation of monthly financials and analyzes results against budgets and forecasts for specified Affiliates

  • Partner with stakeholders to coordinate and develop an annual budget and periodic forecasts
  • Perform budget versus actual analysis at the consolidated, project, and department levels to identify and understand variances, assess associated risks and opportunities, and communicate results to senior management
  • Collaborate with cross-functional leaders to create monthly/quarterly reporting dashboards to track key financial and performance metrics.
  • Support special projects as needed. Provide financial assessments and guidance for strategic projects and business cases
  • Develop and deliver presentations to senior management with clear and concise objectives, analyses, and recommendations
  • Liaise/collaborate with Affiliate R&D departments (Clinical, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Nonclinical, etc) and their vendors to gain an understanding of departmental contracts, SOWs, purchase orders, and various other projects to assess the impact on accruals
  • Review Purchase Order requisitions against contracts, scopes of work and approved budgets
  • Summarize financial terms and accounting treatment for all new contracts, work orders, and change orders
  • Responsible for monthly close responsibilities for specified affiliates in accordance with accounting procedures and timelines Track overall progress of various projects relative to contracts/budget/purchase order
  • Track progress against financial terms within Licensing Agreements and Strategic Partnerships
  • Oversee monthly tracking of all invoices and activity against contracts, work orders and change orders and any uninvoiced work performed and prepare accrual information, in accordance with required accounting procedures, for approval by the Senior Management Team
  • Coordinate with third-party vendors to obtain updates on all contracts, work orders, and change orders
  • Works with BridgeBio affiliate R&D departments to ensure work performed is captured in the monthly accrual process by organizing and leading monthly pre-accruals meetings
  • Provide training on finance concepts to department heads as necessary
  • Assist with vendor confirmations, to verify account balances and project status
  • Develop and maintain the clinical trial and other accrual models in MS Excel
  • Compile monthly account reconciliations
  • Assist with the month-end and year-end close process
  • Prepare reports and provide flux analysis on CMO, CRO, clinical trial expenditures and non-clinical projects
  • Prepare and provide documentation for auditors on a timely basis.
  • Maintain Sarbanes-Oxley (‘SOX') documentation and requirements for assigned areas

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work under pressure to ensure a timely close without sacrificing quality
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills with the ability to work independently
  • Have a mindset for continuous improvement and growth in a rapidly growing and evolving organization
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite tools and ERP systems (NetSuite experience a plus)
  • Degree in accounting, business or finance
  • Clinical Research & Development experience required
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role in the biotech space
  • Good business judgment and a strong understanding of clinical trial accounting
  • FP&A/management accounting background is a plus
  • Public Accounting experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience operating within a Sarbanes-Oxley control environment

What We Offer
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion - with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so