Finance & Accounting

Senior Director/VP, Financial Planning & Analysis (2296-R-840-FINA)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

This role reports to the CFO. You will have the opportunity to build a finance function from the ground up and have direct ownership of all centralized FP&A processes including the annual budgeting, financial planning, reporting, analysis, and monthly forecasting. You will be responsible for owning key financial and KPI reporting including weekly and monthly business reviews, board presentations, and other financial reporting.

The qualified candidate will be proficient in budgeting systems and overseeing budget forecasting and long-range planning processes. A forward-looking, business improvement-minded, systems-savvy finance professional is highly desired. We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic and track record of building strong relationships across the organization, and willing to lead strategically while rolling up their sleeves to get the work done.

What You Will Do:

  • The leadership of financial forecast and planning processes, including process management, communication, and reporting
  • Ownership of management financial reporting including Board decks, annual budget, and weekly and monthly business reviews
  • Economic analysis of strategic partnership deals
  • Ownership of non-financial reporting, including company dashboards and KPI trend analysis
  • Strong partnership collaboration with Accounting to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Ensure the use of appropriate tools and skills to create visually impactful slides for executive and Board-level presentations
  • Build and own systems and processes to increase productivity and accuracy of the FP&A team
  • Build and maintain FP&A calendar and assist leadership in communicating budget/forecast process to the organization.
  • Develop KPIs to support financial awareness and fiscal responsibility.

  • What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field
  • 15+ years of FP&A experience with at least 5 years in Corporate FP&A, preferably in the biotech/pharma industry
  • Excellent financial modeling, analytical, problem solving, and system skills prior experience as a financial leader in a private and public company is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with a track record of building, leading, and inspiring high-performing teams in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a high level of precision
  • Proven ability to proactively identify and solve problems and continuously improve FP&A processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to translate financial analytics into clear and insightful recommendations
  • Systems-savvy with experience managing budgeting systems and reporting tools; systems implementation experience and knowledge preferred.
  • Flexible and adaptable to a growing and dynamic organization with its frequently changing needs and priorities.
  • Excellent leadership and influencing skills
  • Hands-on and eager to contribute and grow with the company
  • Exceptional work ethic

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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