New ABFO Open Job Posting - Director/Sr. Director, Finance & Operations, Arch Oncology

At Arch Oncology, we are aiming high to discover and develop new antibody therapeutics to treat patients living with cancer. Our best-in-class anti-CD47 antibody, AO-176, is highly differentiated with the potential to improve upon the safety and efficacy profile relative to other agents in this class. AO-176 works by blocking the “don’t eat me” signal, the standard mechanism of anti-CD47 antibodies. Beyond blocking this signal, our antibodies also directly kill tumor cells. Importantly, our antibodies bind preferentially to tumor cells, instead of to normal cells, and bind even more potently to tumors in their acidic microenvironment (low pH), offering a potential safety advantage. AO-176 is currently in a Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of patients with solid tumors. Behind AO-176, our research team is developing a pipeline of antibodies with best-in-class profiles for the treatment of patients with cancer.

We are aiming high in our fight against cancer. We are a team of highly experienced and driven professionals who are committed to excellence in all that we do. Our leadership team has successfully developed new drugs before. We know what we need to do to collaborate and execute to get the job done.

If you share this commitment and want to work with a team that is focused on helping patients, come aim high with us and apply.

Position Location: At Arch Oncology, we have two bases. Our headquarters is in Brisbane, CA, a gateway of biotechnology innovation, and our scientific research laboratory is in St. Louis, MO, home of the Gateway Arch. This position is in Brisbane, CA.

Reports to: Chief Business Officer

Job Summary: We are seeking a Director/Senior Director, Finance & Operations to join the Team. This position will be responsible for partnering effectively with Arch’s senior executives and manage other finance/accounting team members to develop forecasting, budgeting, and analytical processes to support company-wide financial planning and analysis activities. He/She will also require a broad range of finance experience including: clear executive communication, business planning and analysis, financial modeling, financial reporting, process development, accounting, and business systems.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Company-wide budgeting and forecasting
  • Develop financial scenario models to support current and long-term corporate strategies
  • Manage the finance, accounting and benefits functions across the company
  • Develop and maintain management reports
  • Develop executive summary presentations and monthly management reporting and analysis
    packages to support strategic decisions
  • Work closely with department heads to drive enterprise level financial, headcount and strategic planning
  • Maintain and improve financial models/reports that track and analyze functional costs and their impact on the company’s overall performance
  • Drive reporting, forecasting and process improvements, including developing dashboards and reports for trending and analysis of specific business objectives and processes
  • Create metrics to support clinical trial budgeting, forecasting, and accruals including variance reporting. Monthly and Quarterly management reports that captures vendor, investigator and consultant financials and contractual information as it relates to each study. Submit external reporting as required.
  • Partner with clinical trial managers in developing clinical study agreements and budget payment schedules according to protocol specifications
  • Evaluate and implement financial systems, financial policies and procedures
  • Manage our Cap table, stock administration, and 409a valuation processes
  • Partner closely with Accounting on the month-end and quarter-end close processes to record proper accounting adjustments on revenue and operating expenses
  • Act as point of contact for corporate counsel and manage contractual processes and records
  • Ad Hoc projects or tasks as assigned by manager

Position Requirements and Experience:

  • 10 years of experience and demonstrated growth in Finance/FP&A required
  • A BA/BS in Finance or other relevant discipline, and/or MBA, preferred
  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical industries experience required including working knowledge of clinical development
  • Experience with clinical trials and navigating multiple product pipelines a must
  • Demonstrated ability to perform trend analysis and forecasting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas in a collaborative, team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively influence business partners and decisions on optimal decisions for the company
  • Well organized and a strong attention to detail; ability to effectively adopt/implement systematic approaches in order to maximize efficiencies and scalability
  • Prior experience with Netsuite is a plus
  • Positive work ethic, excellent communication, and organizational skills with high attention to detail

Benefits: Arch Oncology offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, as well as paid time off and a 401k plan.

Arch Oncology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



Interested in this opportunity?

Please send your resumé to Michie Nakano at

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