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Senior Financial Analyst - R&D

Alameda, CA 94502

Posted: 10/12/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 360810

Job Description

 (Senior) Financial Analyst – R&D



Our client is a commercially successful, oncology-focused biotechnology company that strives to accelerate the discovery, development and commercialization of new medicines for difficult-to-treat cancers.  Following early work in model system genetics, they established a broad drug discovery and development platform that has served as the foundation for their continued efforts to bring new cancer therapies to patients in need. Supported by revenues from their marketed products and collaborations, they are committed to prudently reinvesting in their business to maximize the potential of their pipeline.  


The company is located at 1851 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502. Hybrid schedule with candidates coming in 2-3 days a week.



The R&D FP&A Analyst will provide support for the company’s clinical trial forecast and accrual process. The ideal candidate will be detailed oriented, show an initiative to learn, and be a collaborative team player. Plays an active role supporting our R&D team focusing on Clinical Trials Forecasting primarily and secondarily monthly financial close.



·      Primary responsibility will be to Clinical Trials forecasting, financial close, and Reporting processes

·      Monthly Clinical Trials Metrics Forecast Reporting

·      Dashboard maintenance: Clinical Trials Forecast Tracking and FTE analysis

·      Monthly Clinical Trials timelines and PSC timelines (Batches, Packaging/Logistics, CMC) reporting

·      Document current forecast, close, and reporting process (SOP work) and explore ideas to improve each process

·      Explore Reporting and key Metrics Dashboards, develop, and implement new Reporting and dashboarding needs to support R&D organization




·      BS/BA degree in related discipline

·      Equivalent combination of education and experience.



·      Three to five years of FP&A or Accounting experience supporting Clinical trial process during forecasting and close periods preferred. Willingness to train the right candidate if you have strong FP&A or Accounting experience outside of the Pharmaceutical R&D industry.

·      FP&A Clinical Trial and Site Model Accrual experience

·      Clinical trial, R&D, or Pharmaceutical Supply Chain business partner support

·      Clinical trial or R&D contracts FP&A experience

·      FP&A reporting and analysis experience

·      Clinical accrual audit schedules experience



·      Team player/collaboration

·      Accountability/deadlines focused

·      Financial systems and Excel savvy

·      Openness to learn willingness to collaborate

·      Communication skills; Process improvement oriented

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to the individual’s skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, office location and other geographic considerations, as well as other business and organizational needs. With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure: $75,000-$125,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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