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Associate Director, Corporate FP&A

Company: Ascendis Pharma
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of building a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company together with a team of highly skilled colleagues who are passionate about developing best-in-class therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs? Then Ascendis Pharma is committed to supporting your professional development on our journey.Ascendis Pharma is looking to hire an experienced Associate Director, Corporate FP&A to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative company!Position DescriptionThis position will be a key member of the FP&A team supporting the Ascendis organization. As a critical member of a growing Corporate Finance team, this individual will be a key team member providing critical business and financial decision support and will play an integral role in establishing and driving processes such as building out the Corporate Financial Model, Corporate Consolidations, Leading the Budgeting/Forecasting process, Management Reporting and other ad hoc analyses as the organization grows. The role will be based in Palo Alto and will report directly to the VP, Corporate Finance.Key Responsibilities Lead the long-range planning, annual budget and quarterly forecast processes Manage and maintain company Corporate Financial Model to drive capital allocation and fundraising decisions Provide financial analysis to support Business Development evaluations Develop, analyze, interpret and present financial results to various stakeholders within the organization, with the ability to adapt messaging depending on the audience, from executive level to the line manager level. Drive key financial presentations such as materials for the Board of Directors (BOD) Establish and define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (Business and Financial Metrics) and reports to manage and measure business performance in the most effective manner Proactively and creatively seek out opportunities to generate business cases to evaluate various options and assess their respective financial and business impact Advising on key business planning assumptions, trade-offs and scenarios to support strategic decisions within the business Key team member on Financial Systems implementations, such as EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) and BI (Business Intelligence) tools as part of building out the necessary Finance technology infrastructure Requirements Minimum 8 to 10 years of financial planning and analysis experience Bachelor's degree required. CPA/MBA is preferred Experience and familiarity with ERP, MDM, Planning/Reporting and BI technologies Hands-on, with the ability to transition from strategic thinking to tactical execution Analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, can multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with changing priorities Understanding of GAAP/IFRS accounting principles is required Ability to travel up to 25% Domestically and internationally Advanced skills in MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint Experience in a multi-national corporation supporting users across different geographies Experience in biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry (commercial stage preferred) Position Specific RequirementsAbility to think bigger picture across different functional areas of the business and help arrive at the best decision for the overall organization Ability to incorporate multiple perspectives and variables to analyze issues in order to reach an opinion and recommendation on best path forward Ability to clearly articulate pros and cons of different available options and propose recommendations Preferred Skills Advanced skills in MS Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint Experience in a multi-national corporation supporting users across different geographies Experience in biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry (commercial stage preferred) Benefits Medical insurance Vision insurance Dental insurance 401(k) Paid maternity leave Paid paternity leave Commuter benefits Disability insurance San Francisco and Los Angeles applicants The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance or the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (as applicable). Associated topics: bank, chief finance officer, corporate banking, finance, financial, financial controller, invest, kpmg, pay, treasure

Keywords: Ascendis Pharma, Palo Alto , Associate Director, Corporate FP&A, Other , Palo Alto, California

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