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Director, Commercial FInance

Company: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

The Director, Commercial Finance is responsible for developing and maintaining analyses for the company's revenue-generating activities. This role offers a mix of strategic, operational and financial work and the opportunity to collaborate with a wide array of cross-functional stakeholders to help drive business success. The Director, Commercial Finance will play a key role in the gross to net and contract analysis for the company's current commercial product and will serve as a key member of the team in preparing for the company's next potential product launch. This role will support continuous forecast improvement efforts, contract analysis and strategy, and scenario planning.

  • Develop and maintain analyses on payer mix trending, segment analyses and customer contract performance
  • Collaborate with Government Pricing and Market Access teams to understand relevant government regulations and contracts with PBMs and third-party payors for incorporation into GTN analyses
  • Assess current data available and identify potential data gaps to enhance GTN accounting and forecasting process
  • Leverage data and technology to establish analyses on inventory in the channel
  • Partner with senior Commercial leaders in evaluating payer and PBM contract strategy and generating analyses to support decision-making
  • Work with the Commercial Operations team in the management of revenue budget and forecasts, particularly budget-to-actual analyses, GTN reserves and net price
  • Analyze budget and forecast versus actual GTN results, identify key drivers, communicate insights to Finance and Commercial leadership, and develop methods to enhance the forecast
  • Develop new or enhance existing gross to net reporting and dashboards to meet the needs of Finance and Commercial leadership
  • Utilize latest trends and rebate information to concisely summarize impact to GTN in current and future periods
  • Act as primary Finance lead for ad hoc scenario analyses for various forecasting and commercial planning requests
  • Collaborate with Commercial team in development of analyses in support of pricing considerations
  • Partner with Commercial and Business Development teams to assess market opportunities for pipeline assets
  • Partner with Accounting to support the monthly close process for GTN as it relates to assumptions and estimates used based on historical trends and current forecasts
  • Provide valuation expertise for Business Development transactional support to ensure proper accounting through the transaction
  • Responsible for driving key valuation processes required for SEC purposes, including intangible impairment and other valuation-driven analyses Required Experience Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting or finance required
    • 8+ years of relevant finance, accounting or consulting experience Preferred Qualifications:
      • Prior experience with life sciences industry
      • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
      • Advanced degree in Finance, Accounting or related area
      • Extensive experience with product revenue and GTN is a plus
      • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
      • Strong written & verbal communication skills including with executive leadership
      • Desire to work in a rapidly growing organization
      • Willing and able to contribute across a variety of areas as business needs evolve
      • Proven ability to build productive working relationships with various levels, functions and teams
      • Thrives in fast-paced, dynamic environment Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for people living with kidney disease. The Company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit our website . Akebia is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all job applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

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