Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Position Summary

Genocea is looking to hire a proactive and dedicated Director of FP&A to join our fast-paced Finance team. In this position, you will be responsible for business partnering with both early stage and clinical R&D functions while supporting Genocea's business planning processes (budget/forecast and long range strategic planning).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Take a leadership role in the development of the annual and long-range plan and budget process

  • Prepare, analyze, and review periodic company-wide forecasts, annual budgets and multi-year budgets, including monthly P&L and cash flow actual vs. budget performance reports

  • Provide financial analysis/modeling support for the management team in preparation of business cases to support program resource allocation decisions and special projects as needed

  • Assist the CFO in supporting internal business partners including monthly budget vs. actual variance reporting

  • Implement Oracle PBCS in collaboration with Controller

  • Support the CFO in the creation and maintenance of in-depth program valuations and modeling to guide go/no go decision points during annual portfolio reviews

  • Perform other related duties and ad-hoc projects as required


  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Ability and willingness to meet business critical deadlines

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills

  • Good interpersonal skills, including ability to translate financial concepts to individuals at all levels, including finance and non-finance managers

  • Strategic forward thinker with ability to see the big picture and communicate key insights to high level Executives

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration

  • 8+ years of experience in Financial Planning or combination of FP&A/accounting for Life Sciences

  • 3+ years supporting Pharmaceutical/Biotech R&D

  • MBA or CPA strongly preferred

  • Experience with NetSuite preferred

  • Expert Microsoft Excel skills