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Finance Lead for FP&A and R&D

Company: Generation Bio
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Generation Bio seeks an energetic and highly driven hands on finance professional to join our team as the Finance Lead for FP&A and R&D. This role reports to the Head of Corporate Finance and FP&A and is in charge of managing key aspects of the Forecast and Reporting processes for the whole company as well as being the key finance business partner to the R&D function and project teams. Working in a fast-growing company that recently went public, this highly visible position gives the individual the opportunity to build processes and analysis optimizing the use of funding of the company and supporting the leadership team in making sound budget decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads monthly and quarterly reporting activities for the company in close collaboration with the controlling team, including detailed, in-depth variance analysis and commentaries

Acts as a second in command for the FP&A function, co-manages strategic financial planning exercises from start to finish: Long Range Planning, Budget and Forecast processes

In charge of Project Based Reporting and resources allocations

In charge of Headcount forecasting and reporting in collaboration with Human Resources

Responsible for Internal costs forecasting for cash and non-cash-based compensation.

In charge of Capital Expenditure forecasting and reporting

Supports initiatives and IT projects to improve data analytics, forecast accuracy and reporting

Provides analytical support for Business Case Evaluation and investment decisions. (external Benchmark, portfolio prioritization tools and data)

R&D Business Partner

Acts as the trusted Finance Business Partner for the R&D teams

Leads the preparation of quarterly budget/re-forecast updates and maintaining the long-range plan

Helps building internal and external benchmarks to support R&D investment decision and strengthen financial projections accuracy

Educates non-finance staff on financial matters to improve financial awareness and responsibility across the R&D Functions

In charge of financial monitoring of R&D external costs including external collaborations for preclinical and manufacturing activities

Performs and Communicates Financial performance to R&D Leadership and work collaboratively with the teams to address potential gaps

Provides robust and timely portfolio financial information to support financial assessment of R&D projects and portfolio prioritization, in collaboration with the Head of Program Management

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance or related discipline; MBA / CFA or other advanced degree in related field desirable

Minimum of 7 years relevant industry experience in accounting and finance, including management of Forecast and budget processes.

Experience of working in finance in a pharmaceutical/healthcare organization is desired with good understanding of the drug development life cycle and project finance.

Knowledge in management of Manufacturing expenses / Industrial Affairs activities is a plus

Ability to interact and engage with partners in the business and lead and motivate non-financially minded individuals

Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to perform in an environment that emphasizes collaboration and teamwork

Strong analytical mindset. Demonstrate a genuine interest and curiosity to understand the drivers and activities behind the numbers.

Detailed oriented and thorough, but with the desired to understand the big picture

Eager to learn beyond finance about the company’s activities and its environment,

Flexible mindset, ability to switch priorities in the interest of the company if/when needed.

Desire to continually improve processes and procedures with a pragmatic, business minded approach.

MS Office at advanced level required

Knowledge in Oracle and SmartView reporting preferred

Desired Experience:

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

EEOC Statement: Generation Bio believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Generation Bio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Generation Bio does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

Keywords: Generation Bio, Cambridge , Finance Lead for FP&A and R&D, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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