About Eiger

Eiger is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a pipeline of first-in-class, well-characterized drugs for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases for patients with high unmet medical needs and for which no approved therapies exist. 

The Company’s lead program is in Phase 3, developing lonafarnib, a first-in-class prenylation inhibitor for the treatment of Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) infection.  The company is also advancing peginterferon lambda, a first-in-class interferon, toward a Phase 3 study for the treatment of HDV.  Eiger is preparing an NDA and MAA for lonafarnib to treat Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS or Progeria) and Progeroid Laminopathies with plans to file in 2019.  For additional information about Eiger and its clinical programs, please visit www.eigerbio.com.

This is a full-time position based in Palo Alto, CA.

Department: Finance

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Reporting to the VP Corporate Controller, the  Accounting and Finance Manager will support the Eiger Biopharmaceuticals  accounting and planning processes including monthly close,  annual budget, and quarterly forecast for the R&D departments and other corporate accounting requirements. This role will provide analytical and strategic support to Clin Ops, Regulatory, and other R&D  business owners. 


  • Responsible for accounting close for Clin Ops, Regulatory, and other R&D departments
  • Driving month and quarter end close activities related to the R&D departments
    • Prepare Budget variance analysis (BvA) reporting: explain and investigate material discrepancies to R&D cost center budget owners
    • Support accounting with monthly & quarterly accruals – ensure coding accuracy for BvA
    • Provide Management with forecast insights based on actual performance and budget owner feedback
  • Responsible for Debt, Investment, and Payroll related accounting
  • Support financial system processes and development roadmap
  • Manage and coordinate planning exercises to meet corporate reporting schedules and goals
  • Review and analyze planning data - develop reports and presentations for management
  • Proactively identify, design, and implement enhancements to existing processes and systems
  • Ad hoc financial analyses to support strategic discussions and decisions


  • Must have strong analytical, strategic, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel & PowerPoint
  • Experience in financial systems maintenance and development required
  • Excellent attention to details while not losing sight of the big picture
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills (able to make arguments in compelling and concise manner)
  • Demonstrated success building relationships across all levels within an organization
  • Independent and proactive self-starter who operates with a strong sense of ownership for projects and results, excellent business judgment
  • Must be customer centric and be able to balance the demands of a rapidly growing, complex entrepreneurial environment, while delivering results in the short term
  • Energetic, flexible team player with ability to adapt in changing environment
  • 5+ years overall experience in Finance
  • Education: BA/BS Required, CPA preferred

Additional knowledge and skills desired, but not required:

  • Strong knowledge of and hands on experience with Adaptive Planning
  • Previous experience in biotech and clinical trial accounting is required



Interested in this opportunity?

Please send you resumé to Send Resumes to:  Mmaynard@eigerbio.com

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