Senior Finance Manager

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Novavax
Location
Gaithersburg
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2020
Closes
22 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Novavax, Inc.(Nasdaq:NVAX) is a late–stage biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.Novavaxis undergoing clinical trials for NVX–CoV2373, its vaccine candidate against SARS–CoV–2, the virus that causes COVID–19. NVXCoV2373 was generally well–tolerated and elicited robust antibody responses numerically superior to that seen in human convalescent sera in its Phase 1 data of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial. NanoFlu, its quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both vaccine candidates incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin–based Matrix–M adjuvant in order to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies.Novavaxis a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines; its proprietary recombinant technology platform combines the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Finance Manager with biotech and corporate finance experience who has an operationally focused mindset, is a big thinker and is interested in leading a team in a fast paced, global organization. The successful candidate will be strategic in thinking, analytical in approach, and have a demonstrated ability to influence the decisions of executives through effective communication, financial analyses, logical reasoning, and the creation of alternatives. Additionally, the candidate will drive operational controllership and develop new mechanisms to drive scale, automation and efficiencies. This position will report to the Finance Director of FP Qualified individual will be responsible for leading the budget, reporting, and rolling forecast process. The candidate will also provide financial support to projects within the Finance Department as well as other business partners.Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Support the Director of FP with the financial planning & analysis activities for Novavax Inc., including the creation of annual budgets, reforecasts, monthly and quarterly reporting of financial results for management and investors, and department heads Generate, maintain, and automate financial and operational reporting for various internal and external stakeholdersPartners with the research departments to manage the project control processes, policies and systems including project budgeting, monitoring, reporting and controlHelp develop and monitor critical success metrics, and communicate actionable insights to relevant stakeholders Design and execute regular financial analysis to identify critical areas for attention and the evaluation of strategic optionMaintain the Company's financial model and unit economics for presentation to internal stakeholders, the Board, and investorsWork to develop new internal dashboards to automate enhance reporting Work with the Director of FP to create and manage the annual budgeting process and long–term strategic financial planningCollaborate with the Accounting team on monthly close process, financial reporting, and preparation of GAAP financial statementsWork with the Director of FP and Accounting to define and implement best practices for financial management and reporting across the Company.Utilize understanding of budgets and forecasts to create high quality variance and trend analysis on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basisProvide creative alternatives and recommendations to improve business and financial performanceReview prepared high quality sponsors' reports and ensure compliance with the sponsors' policy and regulationsLiaison with various organizations and partner with functional leads to create plans and forecasts, understanding/evaluating key functional driversMinimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree, preferably with a focus on finance, accounting, economics, or with relevant coursework in these disciplines4–8 years professional experience4+ years of finance experience, including FP experienceMust have Biotech ExperienceKnowledge of Sage and Adaptive Insights a plusStrong understanding of corporate finance concepts and accounting principlesSuperb organizational skills and experience leading projectsRobust financial and operational modeling experience with understanding of modeling best practices (e.g., dynamic models with case functionality, user–friendly models with clear labeling of assumptions/data sources)Experience developing reporting packages (Excel and PPT), preferably at a growth–stage or middle market companyHistory of successfully leading business case analysis and planning processes which set strategy through a financial lens, then tracking the plan to report on its progress over timeStrong communication skills (both written and verbal)Bachelor's degree in Accounting or FinanceStrong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skillsBiotechnology or Pharmaceutical experience a plusExperience with financial systems/applications, proficiency in Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation, including pivot tables, v–lookup, and macrosExperience with project accounting and sponsor's reporting a plusKeen attention to accuracy and detail while under tight deadlinesNovavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/DisabledNovavax, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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