Sr Director of FP&A

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Cambridge, MA
$190,000 - $220,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 12, 2018
Job ID
 Publicly traded clinical stage biotech is seeking an outstanding Head of FP&A
Our client is seeking a Head of Financial Planning and Analysis to join a highly dynamic and intellectually challenging team. This key leadership role will afford a qualified candidate an opportunity to work in an innovative, fast paced environment and shape the company's vision to bring new products to patients. 
Reporting into the Chief Financial Officer, the Head of FP&A is a key leader at the company, supporting members of the Leadership team and their teams, providing insight and influence to help drive the growth and success of the company. The Head of FP&A is accountable for reinforcing and evolving a culture of collaborative data-driven decision making, constructive challenge, risk management and control to enable the company's growth and success over the long term.

Primary Responsibilities:

Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Partner with the Leadership team and key leaders in company to help enable collaborative data-driven decision making, providing insight and influence to help drive the growth and success of the company
  • Lead and evolve nimble FP&A processes to support business operations through insightful scenario-driven forward-looking decision making (budget, forecast, long range plan, ad hoc decision support)
  • Build F,P&A function to support the company's growth and business needs
  • Support financial analysis for corporate activities such as M&A, business development and financing
  • Lead finance support for functional leaders and project teams providing financial direction and strategic insight including identification of key value drivers and Business KPIs, helping functions and project teams deliver their short term and long term goals and influencing strategy.
  • Develop and execute timely and value-added management reporting process
  • Coordinate with Corporate Controller input into monthly and quarterly close cycle, audits and quarterly reviews and SEC reporting activities
  • Support financial presentations to board of directors
  • In collaboration with the Corporate Controller
    • Reinforce and evolve a culture of controls
    • Plan and evolve our finance systems environment, supporting well-designed processes with appropriate systems solutions to reinforce controls and increase efficiency
    • Ensure that delivery of finance and related services is seamless to the end user
Special Projects
  • Lead or support special projects, as necessary
    • Financial and operational due diligence on potential M&A targets and other business collaborations
    • Value added strategic analysis and modelling to support major investment decisions

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills necessary for daily interaction with company leadership and peers cross functionally
  • Proven leadership and people management skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage complexity and lead multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Calm under pressure, ability to work independently and to manage and prioritize conflicting demands on time
  • Ability to serve as the face of the company for key external relationships.
  • Good judgment with a proven ability to make sound financial decisions
  • Strong analytical and financial skills to evaluate a broad range of financial questions – especially valuation, ROI/ROIC and complex business decisions.
  • Adept at problem-solving and creative thinking– substantial capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and possess the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful completion.
  • Demonstrated customer service focus – understanding of customer needs and desire to exceed expectations.

Education & Experience:

  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting or an equivalent qualification. MBA in Finance or Management or CPA is preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of success working in a team-based environment
  • Proven experience in building high performing teams in a rapidly growing company
  • Working knowledge and experience with biotech industry and biotech product life cycles.