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Sr. Manager or Associate Director Clinical Finance

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 05/01/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 371173

Job Description

Senior Manager or Associate Director of FP&A

LOCATION: South San Francisco.  The team is working in the office 2-3 days/week. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Sr Manager/Associate Director of Clinical Finance will be a Finance Business Partner between Finance and the Clinical Operations team focusing on forecasting and financial close for Clinical Trials. The role will focus on the analytics that support budgets, forecasting, financial close, and reporting for the Company's robust and growing pipeline. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, show an initiative to learn, embrace a collaborative approach, and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. 
  • The Sr Manager/Associate Director of Clinical Finance will support the development of enterprise-level financial planning, including an annual multiyear budget, semi-annual forecast, and strategic initiatives, incorporating sensitivity and risk analysis and generating departmental budgets and targets for the organization
  • Clinical Trials forecasting, financial close, and Reporting processes
  • Monthly R&D accrual process, including clinical trials
  • Clinical Trials Metrics Forecast Reporting
  • Monthly and quarterly financial performance reporting and communications, including variance analysis to functional leaders, company management, and the Board of Directors.
  • Implement the Company’s FP&A tool and ongoing support
  • Review and analyze internal financial data to identify issues, opportunities, and trends to provide business owners and senior leaders with financial analysis input to drive decision-making.
  • Understand and maintain Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) documentation and requirements for assigned area
  • Assist with ad hoc tasks as assigned and perform other duties as directed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA or CPA preferred
  • 5-7 years of related experience with success in a growth company
  • Experience in the biotech or pharmaceuticals industry required
  • Strong understanding of accounting and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently work within fixed timeframes and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills with the ability to quickly grasp and apply analytical concepts.
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP accounting and finance, including preparing financial statements and forecasts
  • Proactive communicator with excellent verbal and written skills
  • Must be capable of building solid relationships with colleagues
  • Maintain the highest standards of accuracy and precision; detail-oriented, highly organized, and resourceful
  • Must possess an exceptional work ethic, team mentality, positive attitude, highly driven, self-motivated, and excellent business partnering skills.
  • Passion for technology and genuine desire to make meaningful contributions on a team with big aspirations.
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Experience supporting clinical trials is a plus.
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: $170,000-$200,000. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses. 
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