• R&D Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

    Job Locations US-PA-Exton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2018 1:03 PM)
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  • Overview

    This Financial Planning & Analysis role provides a highly collaborative, patient-focused individual with the ability to influence the success of Idera's promising clinical trials by leading financial planning and analysis for Idera’s Research & Development (R&D) organization. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and highly collaborative team player. The candidate will possess, strong analytical skills, a deep understanding of clinical trial operations, and forecasting and meaningful experience successfully supporting financial management in an R&D organization.


    R&D (50%)

    • FP&A business partner for R&D organization
    • Support providing Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and R&D department heads with financial insight; assist in understanding and managing budgets and making tradeoff decisions
    • Support forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis for R&D organization in collaboration with department heads
    • Develop and implement processes, systems and tools to enable accurate, timely and scalable reporting and insight for R&D, maintaining detailed clinical trial models to enable accurate forecasting and accruals
    • Facilitate the financial statement close process, by providing complete and accurate R&D accruals for external financial reporting purposes
    • Provide Department Heads with insight into financial trade-offs of various development scenarios and clinical trial design options 

    Corporate (30%)

    • Support the annual budget and long range financial planning processes
    • Bring financial perspective to strategic program and portfolio decisions
    • Provide program-level forecasting, budgeting and variance analysis
    • Provide portfolio-level analysis for scenario/long-range planning

    Finance Team (20%)

    • Support other FP&A and Finance ad-hoc analysis and projects
    • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement in financial forecasting system utilization


    Key Attributes

    • Highly-motivated, tenacious, and personally accountable self-starter who works with a sense of urgency.
    • Highly collaborative team player able to successfully and constructively influence others
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills and excel proficiency
    • Strategic thinker with high attention to detail
    • Process and continuous improvement orientation
    • Alignment with corporate values


    • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of 5-7 years’ experience or Master’s degree with minimum of 4 years’ experience. MBA or equivalent in an accredited program preferred
    • Experience with management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector supporting R&D required
    • Experience with clinical trial forecasting required
    • Experience with Rare Diseases and Onclolgy a plus
    • Experience implementing finance systems a plus
    • Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills


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