New ABFO Member Company open job posting, Prothena, Manager, FP&A (CMC)


Position Overview:

The Manager, FP&A provides support for all financial aspects related to month end close, reporting results, budgeting/forecasting, modeling, and analytical and strategic support for the Technical Operations (CMC) and Commercial groups.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring and analysis of end-to-end spending for external expenses, and reviewing contracts and vendor payments. 


  • Work collaboratively with the Tech Ops and Commercial teams to ensure that the data necessary to accurately monitor and report on spending, accruals, budgets, and forecasts is collected, maintained, and analyzed in a timely manner. 
  • Work closely with Accounting on the month end and quarter end close processes, including accruals, reconciliations, etc.
  • Maintain organized set of detailed records and files to document and support financial transactions.
  • Perform analysis of processes related to spending and accruals in accordance with GAAP / SOX compliance.
  • Collaborate with finance management and business partners to develop annual budget, forecast, financial reviews for actual versus budget/forecast, and ad-hoc analysis
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and help troubleshoot finance-related issues.
  • Monitor end-to-end spending from expenditure purchase order request to vendor invoicing.
  • Review vendor contacts and payment terms as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.


Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS in business, accounting, or related field, MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in accounting and finance
  • Experience supporting CMC in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • Experience in business partnering role, including understanding of functional area roles, responsibilities, and interdependencies of the drug development process through commercialization
  • Understanding of accrual accounting as it relates to drug development / life sciences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas in a collaborative, team environment.
  • ERP experience preferred
  • Proficient with broad use computer applications such as MS Office and specialized applications as needed for job.  Advanced excel skills, including the development and use of pivot table and lookup features
  • Competencies and Attributes:
    • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive results that are needed to achieve the company objectives in accord with the Prothena core cultural values of courageous, imaginative, joyful, and selfless
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to meet tight deadlines and multitasking
    • Results oriented with strong accounting, financial skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong organization, time management skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with employees of different levels
    • Excellent team work and collaboration skills

About Us

Prothena is a late-stage clinical company with expertise in protein dysregulation and a diverse pipeline of novel investigational therapies for rare peripheral amyloid and neurodegenerative diseases.

We are committed to developing novel and transformative medicines to create a better future for people in critical need of new treatment options. Our diversified portfolio is designed to make a significant impact on rare peripheral amyloid and neurodegenerative diseases.

Prothena’s wholly-owned programs include birtamimab for the potential treatment of AL amyloidosis, PRX004 for the potential treatment of ATTR amyloidosis, and a portfolio of programs for the potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease including PRX012 that targets Aβ (Amyloid beta).

Prothena’s partnered programs include prasinezumab, which targets alpha-synuclein, in collaboration with Roche for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s disease, and programs that target tau (PRX005), TDP-43 and an undisclosed target in collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb for the potential treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

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