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Senior Manager, R&D Finance

Company: Arena Pharmaceuticals
Location: Morrisville
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Arena Pharmaceuticals is driven to deliver novel, transformational medicines with optimized pharmacology and pharmacokinetics to patients globally. Arena's proprietary pipeline includes multiple potentially first or best-in-class assets with broad clinical utility. The Opportunity: We are seeking an Senior R&D Finance Manager to join our highly collaborative team. This position will act as a key counterpart to the R&D organization and Program teams. This position will provide financial leadership, analytics, insights and assist in the growth of the business. What you will dive into: * Strategic partner to the R&D organization in providing financial leadership and support * Create and maintain R&D and Program operating budgets and forecasts including providing guidance and quantifying implications of business decisions * Guide and inform metrics, future optionality and financial trade-offs * Provide ad hoc analysis and support related to the organization and the programs * Work cross functionally with multiple departments and program matrix in varying levels within the company including members of senior management * Provide monthly financial package to the executive management team illustrating the financial performance versus budget * Lead monthly budget review and reforecast meetings with team members * Partner with our accounting team to provide monthly clinical accrual estimate * Collaborate with R&D and Program teams to create and maintain assumptions and inputs to the Long-Range Plan (LRP) * Assist in vendor proposal and contract review; particularly by reviewing and approving financial sections of contracts * Support the overall growth the Finance organization What we expect: * Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field, MBA preferred * 10-12 years of experience in a role managing and overseeing budgets ideally time spent supporting the R&D * 5+ years of experience working in the biotech or life sciences industry required * Advanced Excel skills * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Excellent attention to detail * Excellent analytical and problem-solving What We Offer: * To be part of a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people's lives * Opportunities to learn and contribute to creative solutions * Competitive compensation package including long-term incentives * Comprehensive health insurance (highly subsidized cost sharing on all medical plans) * Generous matching 401k retirement plan * Flexible time off policy and holidays including two company-wide shut-down periods each year * Multi-cultural work environment * Company celebrations Arena celebrates and supports our differences and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Arena is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance due to a disability, you may contact us at By submitting a resume for consideration, applicants verify that they have read Arena's Applicant Personal Information Privacy Notice. #LI-Remote

Keywords: Arena Pharmaceuticals, Cary , Senior Manager, R&D Finance, Executive , Morrisville, North Carolina

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