FP&A Manager, CDT

Job Description

Posted on: 
September 1, 2023

We are seeking an experienced and strategic FP&A Manager to join our Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team to serve as the finance lead and partner for one of our Business Units. The FP&A Manager will own the full Business Unit P&L and play a pivotal role in driving informed decision-making, financial strategy development, and performance analysis for the organization. You will be responsible for performing complex financial modeling, conducting in-depth financial analysis, and providing strategic insights to the Business Unit Leader. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in financial analysis, forecasting, and a proven ability to provide actionable insights to support the company's growth and profitability goals.


  • Decision Support: Partner with BU leadership to provide financial insights and support for strategic initiatives, capital investments, and business development opportunities. Assess potential risks and opportunities related to various projects and provide quantitative analysis to aid decision-making.
  • Financial Forecasting and Budgeting: Lead the financial forecasting and budgeting processes, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. Provide guidance and support to business units in developing their budgets and forecasts.
  • Financial Modeling and Scenario Analysis: Develop and maintain sophisticated financial models to evaluate business performance, assess risk, and support decision-making. Conduct scenario analysis to evaluate the financial impact of various strategic initiatives and provide recommendations.
  • Financial Reporting and Presentations: Prepare accurate and insightful financial reports, presentations, and dashboards for senior management and other stakeholders. Present complex financial information in a clear and concise manner to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
  • Variance Analysis: Analyze and interpret financial results, highlighting key variances against budget, forecast, and prior periods. Identify trends, patterns, and areas of concern or opportunity. Provide recommendations for improvement and mitigation strategies.
  • Business Performance Metrics: Develop and implement key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor business performance and track progress against financial goals. Collaborate with department heads to establish and monitor performance targets.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work cross-functionally with Finance, Accounting, Sales Ops, Product, Operations, and senior management to synthesize information, gain alignment, and stay up to date on emerging trends and developments.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in financial analysis and reporting. Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation to enhance efficiency and accuracy.

Job Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field. A master's degree or professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is highly preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5+ years of experience in financial analysis, financial planning, or a related role, with a proven track record of delivering strategic insights and driving financial performance. Experience in Biotech/Lifesciences and or SaaS is preferred.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically and contribute to the development and execution of financial strategies. Proactive mindset to identify opportunities, risks, and areas for improvement.
  • Team Collaboration: Proven experience working in cross-functional teams and building strong relationships with stakeholders. Ability to collaborate effectively and influence decision-making.
  • Financial Analysis Skills: Strong analytical and quantitative skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis and modeling techniques. Proficiency in Excel and financial analysis software. Experience with statistical analysis and data visualization tools is advantageous.
  • Financial Planning and Forecasting: Solid experience in financial forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning. Demonstrated ability to develop accurate financial models and forecasts. Familiarity with financial planning software is a plus.
  • Business Acumen: Sound understanding of business operations, financial principles, and industry dynamics. Ability to translate financial data into actionable insights to support decision-making. Knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles, and compliance requirements.
  • Communication and Presentation: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders. Experience in presenting financial information to senior management and executives.
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and reliability in financial analysis and reporting. Strong organizational skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

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