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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - R&D

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

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Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the talent engine fueling a high growth organization with a rapidly advancing pipeline. Eikon Therapeutics is looking for a Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - R&D to further build and support analytics, processes, and support key decision making forums across the organization. The role will report to the Executive Director, FP&A and will focus on the establishment of performance management analyses, reporting suites, tools, cross-functional collaborations, and broader FP&A transformation with the R&D team.

About you:

We’re looking for a candidate that can confidently lead in a fast-paced and complex environment, while both navigating ambiguities, and driving results forward as we strive to achieve Eikon’s mission to advance breakthrough therapeutics through the purposeful integration of engineering and science.

What You’ll Do

  • Establish a comprehensive performance management framework that includes quarterly business reviews where key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and scorecards will be delivered to the key R&D functions
  • Design and deliver insightful financial reports that provide actionable intelligence to support strategic and operational decision-making
  • Oversee the transformation of budgeting and forecasting practices, incorporating scenario analysis and predictive modeling
  • Serve as a trusted business partner to the study leads for our ongoing clinical trials and the functional leads across the Research and TechOps organizations
  • Lead the effort to expand internal capabilities to manage clinical trial site payments at Eikon 
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration and alignment across multiple groups at Eikon and with certain key vendors
  • Continuously assess and improve FP&A processes to increase efficiency, reduce cycle times, and enhance the quality of financial analysis 
  • Guide your team in developing and maintaining key financial models and financial accrual practices
  • Lead key initiatives to ensure spend transparency across the R&D organization
  • Develop and deliver key input to enable decisions at governance forums across the organization 
  • Lead training initiatives and change management activities to promote the adoption of new FP&A tools, practices, and mindsets within the R&D organization
  • Establish a robust FP&A governance structure that ensures compliance with internal policies and external regulations, while also facilitating effective performance management within the R&D organization


  • Post Graduate degree with 10+ years of experience or a Bachelor's degree with 12+ years of experience in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field; advanced degree or relevant certification is advantageous
  • Extensive experience in financial planning and analysis, with a minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience with advanced analytical platforms and visualization tools
  • Experience with Anaplan
  • Knowledge of and experience with clinical trial payments
  • Understanding of the drug development pathway from target identification to product launch
  • Strong business acumen: proven ability to effectively scrutinize and challenge assumptions and interpret the strategy and priorities of the organization in financial terms
  • Excellent project management / leadership skills with demonstrated track record and ability to engage teams to work together towards common deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills to deliver succinctly and effectively deliver recommendations to senior leaders, frames complex concepts
  • Prior experience working in a matrixed environment; experience coordinate processes and delivering results through the collaboration of related teams

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $204,000 to $223,250 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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