New ABFO Open Job Posting, Associate Director, FP&A, MEI Pharma


Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Executive Director, Finance and working closely with other members of MEI Pharma’s Finance and Accounting team, the Associate Director, Financial Planning & Analysis will 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. This position plays a key role working with the various functional leaders and 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.
This position is based on our San Diego office when conditions allow.

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. History of tailoring communication to the audience to achieve desire results.
  • Self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision.
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills with peers and supervisors.
  • Excellent pro-active problem resolutions skills 

Job Requirements and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, CPA/MBA preferred.
  • 7+ years’ experience in accounting, financial reporting/analysis; 2+ years as FP&A manager 
  • Biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Reputation for gathering, analyzing and interpreting 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.

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