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FP&A Associate Director - Corporate Finance (hybrid)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Job Description

General Summary:

The Corporate Finance Associate Director is a key member of Vertex’s Finance organization, supporting the annual budgeting and monthly forecast processes including the analysis, preparation, and communication of financial results to the CFO leadership team. The role will collaborate closely across Finance and other teams to identify and deliver actionable insights that drive performance, maintain fit-for-purpose reporting as the business evolves, and advance enterprise initiatives to scale corporate planning processes. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to simplify complexity, maintain strong attention to detail and influence decision-making across a matrixed organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the consolidated, monthly reporting (e.g. actuals vs. budget) and forecasting processes by partnering with Finance colleagues to synthesize actionable insights and curate performance story

  • Support the annual budget process by managing enterprise timelines and deliverables, facilitating internal reviews, and communicating key themes and data that enable execution of corporate goals

  • Deliver quarterly earnings call preparation materials and lead review of actuals with CFO leaders to support Investor Relations and external reporting

  • Proactively identify and drive opportunities for process improvement and enhanced decision-making support, including efficiency and effectiveness of short-term forecasting and other corporate planning initiatives

  • Lead Corporate Finance SOX processes, partnering closely with Accounting and Internal Audit teams to ensure process controls are maintained and evidenced

  • Partner with the Chief Accounting Officer organization to maintain cashflow forecast and ensure Treasury and Tax strategies are properly reflected throughout enterprise planning processes

  • Partner with Financial Systems team to optimize use of Hyperion/BI systems

  • Collaborate and work closely with other members of finance to connect dots across teams and anticipate needs for decision support and other ad hoc reporting

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong analytical and financial skills to evaluate a broad range of financial questions—especially portfolio analysis, valuation, ROI/ROIC, and complex business questions

  • Strong skills demonstrated in MS Office and financial software applications, including Hyperion

  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills necessary for daily interaction with senior management, as well as business partners and peers within Finance

  • Detail-oriented with ability to synthesize big picture story

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

  • “Internal consultant mindset” with ability to solve problems through pragmatic, creative approaches

  • Capability to proactively participate in managing within a cross-cultural matrix organization and develop a high performing group of business partners

  • Capacity to understand the pharmaceutical industry to address a broad range of challenges and business issues globally across all functions with the ability to make and facilitate quick decisions.

  • Flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assist with various ad-hoc projects as needed

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a finance managerial role demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • A track record of success working in a team-based and cross-functional environment

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry, business partnering with an executive team



Company Information

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

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