New ABFO Open Job Posting, Finance Manager, Clinical Research, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals

Finance Manager, Clinical Research

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage, NASDAQ listed (ticker ARWR) company developing medicines that treat intractable diseases by silencing the genes that cause them. Using a broad portfolio of RNA chemistries and efficient modes of delivery, our therapies trigger the RNA interference mechanism to induce rapid, deep and durable knockdown of target genes. RNA interference, or RNAi, is a mechanism present in living cells that inhibits the expression of a specified gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein. Our RNAi-based therapeutics are at the leading edge with the potential to bring life changing treatments for patients.

Our Targeted RNAi Molecule (TRiMTM) platform utilizes ligand-mediated delivery and is designed to enable tissue-specific targeting while being structurally simple. The TRiM platform builds on more than a decade of work on targeted RNA delivery and offers several advantages including simplified manufacturing and reduced costs; multiple routes of administration; and potential for improved safety.

Our employees are nimble, science-driven, innovative professionals. A career at Arrowhead offers the opportunity to collaborate with top notch scientists to rapidly discover and develop RNAi-based therapeutics in a variety of indications to add to our growing pipeline.

Location:  Pasadena, CA

The Position:

Arrowhead seeks a Finance Manager to manage the financial and budget aspects of its growing clinical pipeline.  The Finance Manager will join Arrowhead’s Finance and Accounting team and interface closely with Arrowhead’s clinical development staff. 


  • Develop solid understanding of Company’s clinical strategy and operations to support budgeting and accounting for clinical trials;
  • Drive the annual clinical budgeting process in collaboration with the clinical development and finance teams;
  • Review contracts for outsourced services and manage processes for accurate accounting and related payments;
  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete recording for clinical trial prepaids and accruals, associated reconciliations and month-end close support with appropriate documentation;
  • Interface and support external auditors, internal controls and audit teams and executive management;
  • Participate in meetings with project management, clinical trial team, CRO, sites and database providers to understand trial status, including current and upcoming issues for financial and accounting impact;
  • Provide reports to management and clinical staff;
  • Other related duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree, preferably in Finance/Accounting;
  • 5+ years’ experience in clinical trial support, preferably in an industry or clinical site setting;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret information for completeness and accuracy; excellent attention to detail; excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong communication skills (oral & written); ability to effectively interact with others at all levels internally and externally – within and outside of finance. Ability to tailor communication to the audience to achieve desire results.
  • Demonstrated history of identifying problems, researching and recommending resolutions
  • Flexibility to put in extra hours during critical times such as month, quarter and year-end close cycles
  • Strong time management with the ability to work independently and in a group setting


  • CPA
  • Life science or healthcare education

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers


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Arrowhead provides competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package.
All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S. for a company.

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