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Manager of FP&A

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 03/21/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Financial Job Number: 366705

Job Description

Manager of FP&A

Our client is a world leader in developing and commercializing innovative biopharmaceuticals for rare diseases driven by genetic causes
The company focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. The company remains steadfast to its original mission—to bring new treatments to market that will make a big impact on small patient populations. These patient populations are mostly children, suffering from diseases so rare, that the entire patient population can number as few as 1,000 people worldwide. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating, have few, if any, treatment options, and are usually ignored.
LOCATION: San Rafael, CA – in the office Tuesday and Thursday each week.
This is a key finance role supporting two functions within the company's Worldwide Research and Development (WWRD) group and its leadership team.  This role maintains a deep understanding of the company's clinical, and commercial portfolios and key business activities to support the goals of the organization.
This role will develop scalable analytics and key financial insights in order to drive strategic business decisions.  In this fast-paced role, you will interact with the finance team and business partners throughout the organization to meet our deliverables.  
Leadership skills required:
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Support Data-Driven Decision Making:  Ability to support decisions through analysis and presentation of data and key messages
  • Flexible, quick-learner, and able to adapt quickly to company’s rapid pace of growth and change
  • Results Oriented
  • Highly motivated
  • Collaborative Business Advisor
  • Business Partnership: Develop relationships and become a trusted finance business partner for the Global Medical Affairs and Regulatory organizations. Collaborate with business partners and FP&A team members to understand business activities, how they translate to the financial plan and develop recommendations.
  • Reporting: Produce and distribute monthly/quarterly metrics reporting for review with operational and finance partners. Help develop next generation reporting tools, data visualizations and processes.
  • Financial Planning: Work with the business to understand and develop the annual operating plan, quarterly forecasts and 5-year financial plan through analysis of resources and spend by activity, program, and region
  • Review and understand operating results: Actuals vs AOP and/or Forecast by identifying major drivers and timeline impacts
  • Continuous improvement: Support ongoing business process improvements, including process and technology improvements
  • Gain a deep understanding of the business and programs and major levers for spend
  • Perform ad hoc and deep dive business and financial analyses to inform decision making
  • Develop financial models to support workforce planning, product development and other ad hoc projects
Required Skills:
  • 6+ years experience in Finance, Business Analytics or equivalent experience
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, including visualizations of data
  • Experience with Power BI or other analytics/data visualization tools
  • Experience with Hyperion Planning, Smart View, Oracle and/or Anaplan strongly preferred
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical and modeling skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present and communicate effectively with senior executives
  • Strong organizational and people skills and an ability to work autonomously and as a team member
  • Pharma/Biopharma finance is preferred
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: $130,000-$170,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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