Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Finance Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to unlock and direct the remarkable power of the human immune system to prevent or treat cancer, as well as autoimmune and infectious disease.  The company is founded on the belief that the repertoire of T cell receptor (TCR)-antigen codes that drive health and disease represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.  Repertoire scientists created and developed the DECODE and DEPLOY suite of technologies, which allow in-depth characterization of TCR-antigen pairs, and the ability to rationally design and develop novel targeted immune medicines.

From its sites in Cambridge, Mass., and Zurich, Switzerland, Repertoire’s team of more than 120 is creating a new category of immune medicines enabled from its DECODE discovery platform.  The company’s first product in the clinic is a novel multiclonal T cell therapy consisting of T cells derived from the peripheral blood, activated against a curated set of antigens, and armed with a proprietary cytokine.  Repertoire is in clinical-stage immuno-oncology development today, targeting metastatic solid tumors.  In the field of autoimmunity, Repertoire is currently using its proprietary platform to discover novel epitopes and TCRs from patients with type 1 diabetes.  However, we are currently expanding our remit into other autoimmune disorders.  The company is also using its DECODE platform to discover infectious disease antigens and responding T cell clones.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), the FP&A Manager has a unique opportunity to play a critical role in advancing the Finance initiatives to implement robust financial systems, processes, and structures that support our rapid growth.  This role will focus on advancing management reporting processes and financial planning systems with strong cross functional collaboration and partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of management reporting including, but not limited to, cash flow analysis, operational expenses, fixed asset spending, and working capital analyses.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives for and the administration of the financial planning and reporting system (NetSuite Planning and Budgeting).
  • Lead the development of management dashboards that improve the analytical value and timeliness of financial reporting.
  • Partner with the Functional Leaders of R&D, Clinical, Technical Operations, and G&A to understand operational requirements and financial performance.
  • Collaborate with Functional Leaders in developing the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and quarterly financial forecasts of headcount, expenditures, and funding requirements.
  • Provide analytical support for business development, operational improvements, and capital investments.
  • Provide actionable analysis of plan vs. actual variance for cash, cost drivers, and expenses.
  • Participate in preparing board of director and executive presentation materials.
  • Create predictive models to forecast behavior within the business based on historical trends and future opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Accounting team to continuously improve financial close processes and procedures; provide support in period end expense accrual analysis.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Highly adaptable in a fast-changing environment.  Self-starter with strong ability to independently perform efficiently and effectively.  
  • The candidate will serve as a business partner for functional leaders; thus, they must be comfortable with reprioritizing work to drive multiple deliverables to drive business priorities.
  • Experience with Finance Systems such as NetSuite ERP, NetSuite Planning and Budgeting, Oracle Hyperion, and Business Intelligence (BI) analytical systems.  Highly analytical and detail oriented with the ability to manage big data by applying BI tools such as SmartView Ad Hoc analysis.
  • In-depth understanding of the differences between Accounting and FP&A with the ability to leverage the capabilities of both to deliver excellent results and solutions.  Analytical finance skills including the ability to develop quarter rolling financial forecast and annual budget.
  • A “can do” attitude, who will dive into the details and manage the tactical FP&A tasks.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and willingness to seek out continuous learning and improvement.
  • Cultural fit and soft skills – they must be proactive, collaborative, and comfortable in communicating to multicultural audiences.  Ideal candidates should have both humble confidence and a good sense of humor!
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; Master’s degree in Finance or Business Administration preferred.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred.
  • A minimum 5-10 years’ progressive experience in finance including financial planning and analysis; demonstrated track record of success in a finance manager role.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required.
  • Experience with public companies preferred.


Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture.  Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, we believe that our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce, and we are committed to pursuing that in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and act as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.