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Director, FP&A - CSO G&A Functions

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Director, FP&A – CSO G&A Functions is a key member of Vertex's Financial Planning & Analysis organization. The role partners closely with members of the DTE, DSS and BD-EI teams to provide financial direction and strategic insights to enable delivery against short term and long-term goals, including identification of key value drivers and Business KPIs. The Director leads a team of two finance business partners to provide strategic decision support, influence decisions and identify opportunities for investment, manage budgets prudently and mitigate financial risks on a global basis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Builds and manages a high-performing Finance team that meets increasing needs and requirements across the business and helps drive the overall organization forward.

  • Develops and coaches team members to encourage growth and new opportunities.

  • Partners with Corp Finance team and DTE, DSS and BD-EI Leadership Teams to lead the annual budget, monthly forecasting, and long-range planning process for the CSO G&A functions.

  • Collaborates with DTE, DSS and BD-EI LTs to analyze trends and develop accurate forecasts, with transparency on any judgments about risks and opportunities.

  • Monitors/reports ongoing business performance against budgets/forecasts and works with business partners to understand and identify reasons for variances, as well as find offsets to stay within budget limits.

  • Builds analytics and transparent reporting to drive forecast accuracy.

  • Supports the monthly / quarterly accounting close for expenses and accruals, including compliance with SOX control requirements.

  • Develops innovative solutions to support business-case-based decision making for investments.

  • Partners with Human Resources on Headcount reporting, forecasting, and expense planning.

  • Maintains a continuous improvement mindset and promotes strong communication and efficient processes.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required.

  • 12+ years of relevant experience in a finance managerial role demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills and a track record of success working in a team-based environment or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint and multi-dimensional databases (knowledge of Hyperion is a plus).

  • Ability to lead and drive change in a rapid and developing business environment, coordinating processes involving large numbers of people, complex systems, and tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrated experience building/developing/leading a high performing team.

  • Strong business acumen and judgment, and knowledge of the company's markets/products and industry trends.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and an eagerness to collaborate with colleagues (within or outside of finance) in sharing insights and learnings and partnering to ensure timely execution of project plans.

  • Possesses a continuous improvement mindset, with flexibility and ability to adapt to change.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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