Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
Company: AveXis Inc.
Posted on: August 16, 2019
OverviewReady to join a team committed to developing and
commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated
by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing
cutting-edge science, starting with our proprietary gene therapy
for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). We are in the
midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate
individuals to join us on this important mission.AveXis, a Novartis
company, is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel
treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening
neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product is a proprietary
gene therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for
the treatment of pediatric patients with SMA. In addition to
developing a treatment for SMA, AveXis also plans to develop other
novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett
syndrome and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused
by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.AveXis is
seeking a Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis to
support multiple functional areas - in particular, Regulatory,
Research, and Clinical/Medical functions - from a financial
planning and analysis perspective. The Senior Manager will drive
financial planning and forecasting for the assigned functional
areas, serve as a key financial interface between Finance and
business leaders, work often cross-functionally to drive major
business initiatives and play a leadership role in setting the long
term financial directions of the company.Responsibilities
- Provides regular updates on how team is tracking against
expense and resource requirements vs. approved budget and Latest
Forecast/Best Estimate (LBE) plans.
- Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and
analyzing causes of unexpected variances.
- Leads the expense planning, annual budgeting and real-time LBE
forecasting process for numerous departments.
- Provide business support and analysis (overall financial
planning and analysis to all departments). Monitor performance
indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected
- Lead management financial reporting package.
- Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide
accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for
decision making purposes. Qualifications
- BS/BA Degree. MBA and/or CPA desirable.
- 8+ years of biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience
preferably supporting and partnering with R&D and Overhead
departments from a finance perspective.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent planning and organization skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills commensurate with the need to work
closely with all departments and at all levels of the
- Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and
integrity, represent the company's high ethics, moral behavior, and
professionalismThe level of this position will be based on the
final candidate's qualifications. Please note this job description
is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the
employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may
change at any time with or without notice. AveXis is committed to
creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics,
disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status. #L1-TT1
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