Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Finance/Accounting Waltham, Massachusetts


Position Summary:

The Director, Financial Planning & Analysis will be responsible for leading the management and oversight of financial planning and operational finance. This includes company-wide Financial Planning and Analysis process, including annual budget and quarterly financial forecasts. Proven track record of being a strong cross-functional collaborator, an outstanding communicator, and a nimble, innovative, and strategic thinker, this individual will be an inspiring leader that can further develop a team of finance professionals who are hungry to enhance growth to make an impact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Finance Business Partner function by fostering strong cross-functional relationships. Help the company understand how all the pieces fit together and drive performance
  • Oversee Finance preparation of business reviews that highlight key risks, opportunities, and proposed action steps. Leverage internal capabilities and industry best practices to bring innovation to systems and processes
  • Select & Implement ways of working and systems that enhance financial rigor, enable more thinking and less data manipulation, and bring controls yet allow for the nimbleness and investment needed at a fast-growing company
  • Enhance management reporting and commentary that provides senior leaders with timely insights into trends, operational results, and growth drivers. Scale the Company's growth through creation of financial tools, business modeling and planning
  • Partner with the Accounting team for month-end and quarter-end close reporting
  • Work with senior management to maintain long range planning that incorporates the financial impacts of Company strategies and initiatives
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis to support business decisions

Education, Registration & Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field. Master’s or MBA preferred


  • 8+ years of experience in finance field with 2 in a leadership role
  • Pharmaceutical or Biotech FP&A experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Highly analytical and can easily transition between being strategic and completing the hands-on tasks while we grow
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and be motivated by the challenge of a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Goal oriented with a bias towards action
  • Strategic vision; constantly challenge the status quo and push to find what's next
  • Outstanding written, oral, and presentation skills and can communicate complex financial matters to broad audiences
  • Expert Excel skills; extensive experience building three-statement financial models and analyzing large data sets


EEO Statement: Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumocononiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.