Director/Executive Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Liquidia Technologies
Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
Competitive salary
24 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Experience level
Company Description

Liquidia Technologies is a biopharmaceutical company transforming the development of new therapies by precisely engineering drug particles. Our proprietary PRINT technology is a simple, elegant solution that solves common problems with drug delivery and efficacy. PRINT technology is a scalable cGMP compliant process that creates particles and can apply to virtually any therapeutic area, molecule or route of administration. Liquidia is bringing more efficient, controlled development capabilities to the industry while enhancing the safety and quality of products for patients. Liquidia is advancing product candidates from its own pipeline. These initial product candidates, LIQ861 and LIQ865, apply the PRINT technology to better drug delivery in inhaled and pain therapeutic areas, respectively. The PRINT technology is also licensed with world-leading pharmaceutical companies that are developing future product candidates.

Job Description

The Director / Executive Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for leading the company's budgeting & forecasting process including quarterly, annual and long range plan, providing analysis and decision support for senior management and key line leaders across the business, delivering business partner support for specific functional areas, and communicating financial plans to key leaders across the company. This role will work closely with the CFO and the Corporate Controller to provide counsel and business insights to the cross-functional teams regarding financial performance, communicating broader financial implications of functional plans and proactively influencing alternatives to drive value for Liquidia. The FP&A leader will collaborate with Liquidia's senior team across the business to develop financial plans, annual budgets and quarterly updates that support strategic business priorities. Through strong partnerships with line management, this role ensures financial performance is fully understood, financial risks to the business are appropriately managed, and explored. This role is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.


• Leads financial planning for quarterly, annual and long-range cycles and ensures plan enables attainment of key company objectives

• Prepares reports and presentations to summarize financial plans and updates for senior leadership

• Supports the CFO in preparing materials for the Board of Directors, investors, and other key stakeholders

• Responsible for P&L management (business performance and risk management) with line and function leaders

• Leads analytics of business performance and improvement ideas including profitability, margin enhancement and ROI optimization analysis and recommendations

• Responsible for key financial & accounting processes that support R&D and Commercial functions. This includes R&D portfolio strategy, R&D project decision support, Commercial investment and resource allocations decisions, overseeing the provision of data and analytical support to functional business cases, support of pricing/contracting decisions, gross-to-net forecasting and accounting

• Develops & implements best in class forecasting methodologies, which includes accurate estimations and accruals of expenses

• Collaborates with commercial team to develop robust revenue forecast and understanding of market dynamics, customer segments, key assumptions and risks

• Provides financial analysis support for business development including discounted cashflows, shaping of deal structures, and understanding of key risks

• Provides robust people leadership for finance team members with an emphasis on performance planning, timely feedback, developing and engaging top talent to deliver results with high standards

• Ensures sound financial risk management controls are in place and maintains responsibility for appropriate execution of and adherence to policies

• Influences through alignment to external benchmarks, comparators and innovation approaches


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related discipline required; MBA or other advanced degree in related field strongly preferred
  • Professional certification (CPA/CA) preferred, candidate must have thorough knowledge of US GAAP.
  • 10+ years experience in accounting and finance, including 5+ years of experience managing people and processes required
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) required
  • Experience working in finance in a pharmaceutical/life science/healthcare organization is preferred with good understanding of the drug development and/or commercialization life cycle
  • Experience leading in a global environment with multi-disciplinary/cross-functional team
  • Experience managing vendors and external stakeholders
  • Proven track record in strong leadership abilities, technical accounting/financial reporting skills, and comprehensive knowledge of internal controls
  • Must have the ability to work well with and influence at all levels and be able to interact with a broad range of functions
  • Track record as an effective people leader and supervisor
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with other departments and vendors
  • Strong ability to work and manage multiple projects at any given time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal communication, also excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Positive attitude, energetic and proactive
  • Deeply committed to accuracy and attention to detail; creative approach to problem- solving; exceptional interpersonal and written skills; demonstrated initiative and track record of increased responsibility

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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