Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Salt Lake City, UT, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 01/12/2021
  • Website: recursionpharma.com
  • Company Address: 630 S Komas Dr Ste 300, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108

About Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company combining experimental biology and automation with artificial intelligence in a massively parallel system to efficiently discover potential drugs for diverse indications, including genetic disease, inflammation, immunology, and infectious disease. Recursion applies causative perturbations to human cells to generate disease models and associated biological image data. Recursion’s rich, relatable database of more than a petabyte of biological images generated in-house on the company’s robotics platform enables advanced machine learning approaches to reveal drug candidates, mechanisms of action, and potential toxicity, with the eventual goal of decoding biology and advancing new therapeutics to radically improve lives. Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City.

Job Description

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. We are working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives, while doing the most impactful work of your life. 

 

The Team You’ll Join 

As the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, you will be an essential member of the Finance Team reporting directly to the Senior Director of Accounting and Finance.  The Finance team is a fun, tightly-knit group. You will be an essential player in the development of the annual business plan and quarterly reforecast processes, internal reporting and analysis of financials and key performance indicators, trending analysis, and financial modeling. This role will interact with all levels of the company and provide direct financial support to senior management and the extended leadership teams while developing strong collaborative relationships in the process. You will need self-initiative, a collaborative mindset, and the ability to transparently communicate with organization team members at all levels.

 

The Impact You’ll Make

  • Lead in the preparation of our annual operating plan including developing and analyzing the assumptions used to determine revenue, operating expenses and capital expenditures. Enhance automation processes for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly finance packages for senior management and the board of directors.
  • Prepare and present monthly actuals vs. budget (BVA) to senior management and department heads. Work closely with these teams to monitor expense drivers and identify opportunities for performance improvement across the organization.
  • Develop and maintain detailed spreadsheets to track key areas of spend associated with our drug development pipeline, including: clinical trials, CMC costs, CRO fees, facilities buildout, headcount, etc.
  • Work cross functionally with all levels of the company.
  • Develop models and provide financial analysis that helps with decision-making.
  • Lead work on special projects and provide ad hoc analysis as directed.

 

The Experience You’ll Need

  • 8+ years of FP&A or related experience in the biotech/pharma industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or related field is required. MBA or CPA preferred.
  • Experience with building financial models for clinical trials a strong plus.
  • Ability to present financial information to all levels of management; provide meaningful recommendations and influence decision-making
  • Experience identifying issues and resolving complex problems
  • Process and systems improvement mindset for creating solutions to problems that work across boundaries beyond this role.
  • Highly positive and collaborative individual that excels at mentoring, developing working relationships, building consensus and fostering trust.
  • ERP Experience preferred. Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience a plus.

 

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option grants
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility*
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute* 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars* 
  • Fully-paid gym membership to Metro Fitness, located just feet away from our headquarters* 
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking*

 

*Subject to change for remote-based employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

More About Us 

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. Recursion does this by combining automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, in vivo validation capabilities and a highly cross-functional team to discover novel medicines that expand our collective understanding of biology. Recursion’s rich, relatable database of over 4 petabytes of biological images generated in-house on the company’s robotics platform enables advanced machine learning approaches to reveal drug candidates, mechanisms of action, novel chemistry, and potential toxicity, with the eventual goal of decoding biology and advancing new therapeutics that radically improve people’s lives. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City.

 

Recursion is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. Recursion strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against applicants because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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