June 17th, 2022 Finance

Senior Manager Financial Planning and Analysis

San Diego, California, United States

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Please be aware that Acadia has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

This role will be a key member of the FP&A team acting as the financial business partner to the Commercial organization. Responsible for generating relevant reporting and analytics and effectively communicating those findings across all levels of the organization to drive strong financial decision-making. Key areas will include maintaining a deep understanding of the clinical trial costing, preparing periodic reporting and communicating performance, performing recurring planning processes, interacting with various functional business partners, and having proficiency in corporate financial systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as an integrated business partner with Commercial organization, providing thought leadership and analysis for ongoing business initiatives (go/no go decisions, resource allocation, scenario analysis, payback periods, project post mortems, etc.)
  • Understand the financial needs and investment drivers across the business functions
  • Develop, maintain, and deliver standard expense and headcount reporting and variance analysis to functional business partners and the Finance leadership team, driving continuous improvement in forecasting and reporting
  • Handle the coordination and consolidation of assigned client group expense forecasts for all recurring planning processes (rolling forecasts, annual operating plans, long-range plans, etc.)
  • Recommend enhancements to the financial planning and budgeting process and system that effectively generate program and activity-based reporting to support internal business requirements
  • Develop financial models and productivity tools to help make responsible financial decisions
  • Support clinical outsourcing team to proactively highlight vendor risks and opportunities and partake in CRO selection process and governance meetings
  • Collaborate with Accounting to ensure GAAP compliance and adherence to company policies and procedures as well as the reasonableness of accruals
  • Understand corporate financial systems in order to effectively perform planning and analysis
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics; MBA preferred. An equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered
  • 5+ years of experience in a financial planning and analysis role, business partnering, or another finance area, ideally with experience in (Pharma / Biotech experience preferred)
  • Understanding of Commercial operations and revenue cost drivers
  • High level of intellectual curiosity, with ability to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Excellent financial analysis skills and ability to translate analyses into sound strategic recommendations
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Proven track record of reliable, detailed, and accurate work product
  • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within time constraints
  • An analytical, creative problem solver who can focus on the details without losing sight of the big picture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills, and MS Office proficiency
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
  • Experience with Workday Adaptive Planning and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) a plus

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

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What we offer you:

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

It is the policy of Acadia to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to considerations of race, including related to hairstyle, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, country of origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, legally-protected medical condition or information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran or military status (including reserve status, National Guard status, and military service or obligation), status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, enrollment in a public assistance program, or any basis protected under federal, state or local law.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acadia is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation. Furthermore, you may request additional support if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Acadia’s career website due to your disability, along with any accommodations throughout the interview process. To request or inquire about your reasonable accommodation, please complete our Reasonable Accommodation Request Form or contact us at [email protected] or 858-261-2923.

Please note that reasonable accommodations granted throughout the recruiting process are not guaranteed to be the same accommodation given if hired. A new request will need to be submitted for any ADA accommodations after starting employment.