New ABFO Member Company open job posting, Denali Therapeutics Manager, Finance


The Opportunity

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

We are seeking a Finance Manager in our Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) & R&D Finance team. This position will be responsible for preparing budgets, forecasts and multi-year financial plans.  Responsibilities will also include supporting the monthly close process, developing and maintaining financial controls and delivering financial reports.  Additionally, the role will provide business partnering & analytical support to project teams and departments.


  • Provide analytical support for FP&A responsibilities including financial planning, tracking, reporting and conducting variance analyses
  • Work cross functionally with R&D stakeholders including Clinical Operations, Manufacturing, Non-clinical operations to support operational and strategic objectives
  • Ensure timely and accurate month-end and quarterly close
  • Partner with project teams and departments to develop and manage budgets & forecasts
  • Identifies and delivers opportunities to simplify and improve processes and systems and create operational efficiencies
  • Provide financial support for external collaborations
  • Perform analyses that lead to problem solving, decision-making, and actionable recommendations for the business
  • Support preparation of financial updates for Board of Directors & Executive team


  • Successful track record leading financial processes, analytics and business partnering
  • Requires strong Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Passionate and interested in learning about R&D
  • Strong knowledge and experience with accounting principles, financial analysis, and problem solving
  • High attention to detail and solid organizational skills with excellent ability to communicate both visually and verbally
  • Driven to success and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done well in a highly dynamic environment. Self-motivated, independent and results-oriented
  • Life science / pharma / biotech experience preferred
  • Experience with financial planning and ERP systems
  • Good knowledge of GAAP and Accounting guidelines preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Accounting, Finance or related field. MBA, CFA or CPA a plus.
  • Minimum 3+ years of Finance related experience

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