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Associate Director, Corporate Finance & Consolidations

Position Summary:

As a member of the Financial Planning and Analysis team, this position will be the finance partner in planning, delivering, and implementing high-priority strategic projects in partnership with the corporate development, legal and commercial teams.  Must a great simplifier, slide hero, and strategic story telling extraordinaire (visual compelling presentations/key messaging). 
Success in this role will require the ability to work within cross-functional teams, partner with corporate development, legal and commercial teams, develop and communicate insightful analytics, and manage projects to drive continuous improvements for the organization. Possessing strong communication and presentation skills is essential.

Essential Functions:

  • Establish analytical frameworks and conducting complex business analyses.
  • Conduct external benchmarking.
  • Support the delivery of high-impact strategic projects.
  • Synthesize market data into business insights.
  • Assist with Achaogen’s annual Long-Term Forecast Planning (LRP) process in partnership with commercial planning and other business units to develop long term financial trends and product key insights for executive leadership.
  • Maintain and improve detailed financial models that track and analyze functional costs and their impact on the company’s overall performance.
  • Drive reporting and forecasting improvements through systems enhancements and process improvement.
  • Assist in the development of dashboards and reports for trending and analysis of specific business objectives and processes.
  • Create high-quality presentations / deliverables for internal and external audiences.
  • Manage discrete threads of work independently and delivering high-quality work products.

Preferred Experience:

  • A minimum of eight years post qualification experience with strong financial planning and analysis, including experience working in the pharmaceuticals/healthcare industry and in-depth knowledge of the accounting practices required. Prior experience with modeling and accruals preferred.
  • Strong planning and analytical skills, including superior financial modeling, Excel, and financial database systems skills/knowledge (Oracle, Adaptive Planning, Hyperion Planning, or similar).

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, MBA and/or CPA preferred.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries.
  • Must be a team player who’s ready to roll up their sleeves and make a difference.
  • Excellent team interaction skills, demonstrated ability to coordinate activities of others and lead projects to deliver on goals.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, scientific rigor and drive.
  • Current US work authorization required.
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