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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Sionna Therapeutics is a life sciences company dedicated to developing highly effective and differentiated treatments for cystic fibrosis (CF) by normalizing the function of CFTR, the key protein associated with disease progression in CF. Building on over a decade of extensive research on the genetic mutations associated with CF and founded in 2019, Sionna is advancing a pipeline of small molecules engineered to correct the protein defects caused by ΔF508, the most common mutation that affects the CFTR protein. The company has a first-in-class portfolio of programs targeting correction of NBD1, the key and unique mechanism to enable full restoration of ΔF508-CFTR function, and complementary programs targeting ICL4 and TMD1. Sionna’s pipeline has the potential to deliver best-in-class efficacy and reach previously unachievable levels of long-term benefit for people with CF.

Position Summary

The Director, FP&A functions as a key member of the Sionna Financial organization. The role partners closely with leadership in providing financial direction and strategic insights, enabling delivery against short and long-term business goals. It plays a critical part in driving financial strategies and informing critical decision-making processes.

We are accepting resumes for the position at careers@sionnatx.com.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as business partner across organization for both R&D and G&A functions
  • Lead and support the annual, cross-functional budget and 5-year long-range planning (LRP) exercise
    • Create templates and instructions to aid business partners
    • Work closely with Program Management to ensure accurate reflection of drug development activities in our financial plans
    • Develop LRP presentation outputs for leadership audience
  • Lead our quarterly forecast processes
    • Maintain annual budget and rolling 5-year forecast to support long term leadership decisions
    • Incorporate actual financial information, and changes to timelines and development plan
    • Build analytics and transparent reporting to drive forecast accuracy
    • Maintain updated functional spending and forecast models; coordinate with Accounting team to ensure accurate accruals and coding
  • Own cash-flow management and analysis to support financing decisions
  • Provide ongoing results analysis and management reporting
    • Distill technical information to broader audience with clear and direct presentations
  • Provide ad hoc analytical support for functional leaders and executive leadership, as needed
  • Partners with HR on headcount reporting, forecasting, and expense planning
  • Aid strategic planning process by providing financial support to guide business case-based decision making

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting, MBA/CPA a plus
  • 8+ years of relevant finance experience with strong technical and analytical skills; biopharma experience preferred
  • Strong business partnering, financial analysis and budgeting/planning experience
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, budgeting/planning systems, and accounting enterprise software (Netsuite preferred)
  • Strong track record of initiative and follow-through
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Detail-oriented, excellent analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and ability to partner and influence across functions
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change, with a continuous improvement mindset