Senior Manager – Financial Planning and Analysis (SMFPA)

Job Description
Job Description

The SMFPA is the senior person in the Finance Department responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the tools and analyses, and the information derived therefrom, required by senior and line management to efficiently and effectively manage the organization’s fundamental operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the annual budget process, integrating departmental budgets with the project and product team budgets

Work with departmental managers to understand and explain deviations from budgeted amounts; understand trends, resulting implications, key actions, and strategic implications.

Develop tools for and work with departmental managers to create best estimates on a quarterly basis

Develop consolidated financial performance trends and forecasted amounts using appropriate tools and metrics

Develop, implement, and maintain effective planning and analysis tools for clinical trials and preclinical projects in order to provide senior leadership with appropriate information regarding each of those initiatives individually and collectively

Develop scenario modeling and lead such efforts for the development and growth of the clinical portfolio

Prepare and present ad hoc analyses and financial models to support senior management decision making

Participate in due diligence efforts related to the organization’s potential clinical trial activities and joint ventures

Coordinate the development and presentation of the Company’s Long Range Financial Plan

Influence the accuracy and effectiveness of the financial reporting and closing process and treasury operations through analytical review and trend analysis

Prepare presentations in support of board, senior leadership meetings and various strategic committees of the company

Assist with the budgeting and financial reporting to grantors

Partner with relevant departments including accounting, clinical operations, preclinical,
and others as appropriate

Develop and deliver budget and forecast training materials to departmental managers

Oversee the implementation and maintenance of a budgeting and forecasting system

Other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, plus one or more of the following: CPA, Big 4 experience, or MBA.

10 years of finance and accounting experience with progressive responsibility, especially with in-depth exposure to clinical trials and bio-tech R&D.

Significant experience in financial statement analysis and project cost accounting/analysis.

Extensive experience in developing and maintaining financial models in Excel and other software relevant platforms.

Significant experience managing people, with strong, professional communication and writing skills.

Ability to work as part of and provide leadership within cross functional team

Strong time management skills; able to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple goals and action items

In-depth experience with PC based computer systems, Microsoft Office and PC based accounting systems (Solomon and FRx experience a plus).



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