New ABFO Memeber Open Job Posting, Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, MEI Pharma
Department: Finance
Reports to: Executive Director, Finance

Job Summary: The Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis to manage short-term and long-term financial planning including annual budgeting and long-term forecasting and modeling, as well as other areas of finance and analysis.  The position will report to MEI Pharma’s Executive Director, Finance and will work closely with other members of MEI Pharma’s Finance and Accounting team, as well as other functional areas especially the clinical team and alliance management team.  There is currently no staff reporting to this position, therefore it is a hands-on management role.
Role & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate the annual budget process, long-term forecast, periodic re-forecasts and on-going projections.
  • Provide regular reporting and variance analyses to R&D function and cost center managers to enable decision making and alignment to company objectives.
  • Provide budget versus actual analyses to alliance partners with whom we have collaborative cost-sharing arrangements.
  • Work closely with clinical operations in order to develop budgeting and long-term forecasting related to clinical trials and related expenditures and collaborative arrangements with alliance partners.
  • Prepare, review and analyze financial reports, presenting operating results and budget variations for Executive Management.
  • Forecast and manage cash flow and assist in managing cash investments to maintain appropriate liquidity for the company.
  • Provide financial analysis and presentations for Audit Committee, Board of Directors, press releases, alliance partners, and investor packages.
  • This is a hands-on management position.
  • Identify and implement process development and improvements relating to budgeting, forecasting, period close process, ERP implementation, and financial reporting.
  • Participate in other ad hoc projects, roles, and workload sharing between Finance and Accounting as appropriate.
  • Other related duties, as assigned.


  • Strong communication skills, ability to effectively interact with others at all levels– within and outside of finance. Ability to tailor communication to the audience to achieve desire results.
  • Self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision.

Job Requirements and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, CPA/MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years’ experience in accounting, financial reporting/analysis or related field preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with building financial models for clinical trials a strong plus.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, with experience building models.
  • Experience utilizing enterprise-grade, commercial ERP systems and reporting software; Netsuite and Adaptive experience a plus.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret information for completeness and accuracy; excellent attention to detail; excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with FP&A Planning systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).

Employment type

Full time 

ADA Notations:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time, handling, feeling with hands, reaching with arms.
  • Regular communication (hearing/speaking).
  • Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Routine office duties including computer keyboard use.
  • Vision requirements include close vision and ability to focus.
  • Noise conditions range from quiet to moderate.

Association of Bioscience Financial Officers


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