New ABFO Open Job Posting - Director R&D Finance - Denali Therapeutics

Director R&D Finance

Denali Therapeutics is dedicated to developing breakthrough therapies for neurodegenerative diseases through our deep commitment to degeneration biology and principles of translational medicine.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Director and Head of R&D Finance, the Director of R&D Finance will lead, manage and oversee budgets and forecasts for Denali’s R&D organization and Business Development. This role will also contribute to overall financial planning and analysis for Denali’s pipeline. As the organization grows, the Director will manage team members.


  • Provide support to Denali’s Research and Development functions including budgeting and forecasting, financial analysis and resource management
  • Provide support to Denali’s Business Development organization, including budgeting and forecasting as well as financial analysis and evaluation of partnering deals
  • Responsible for modeling the overall pipeline, including forecasts, scenario analysis and valuations
  • Work closely with R&D project teams to budget, forecast and support decision analysis
  • Partner with Corporate Finance to prepare financials at a company level for budgets and forecasts as well as monthly and quarterly close.
  • Support Accounting team with analyses for financial business processes and reporting such as cash management, foreign currency risk, tax, and SEC reporting
  • Partner with the Accounting team to establish and maintain SOX compliant financial processes
  • In anticipation of further growth, manage people in R&D finance


  • MBA or equivalent preferred with a minimum of 8-10 years of work experience in finance or related discipline
  • Experience in biotech / pharma R&D finance
  • Proven track record of leading financial processes, including budgeting and forecasting
  • Proven “business partnering” skills and experience working in cross functional teams
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills and experience with financial systems
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills




Interested in this opportunity?

Interested candidates please reply to Lisa Young at


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