Senior Manager Strategic Finance- job ID: 1035

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

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Accounting & Finance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2022


  • Reports to VP, Corporate Finance
  • This function supports the continued maturation of the Strategic Finance function and optimization of our day-to-day and long term Corporate Finance processes
  • Cross-Functional – Partnering with Strategy & Project Management (SPM), Corporate FP&A, Treasury, Business-Facing FP&A and other parts of the organization as needed

Job Duties & Sample Projects

Strategic Finance Initiatives

  • Lead the financial aspects of M&A Modeling and Evaluation
  • Support the buildout of Long Range Finance Strategic Planning Process
  • Integrate Finance with Portfolio Strategy and Decisions
  • Develop Financial Models to evaluate various Business Scenarios that may emerge in support of the company’s Vision 3x3 strategy
  • Develop Financial Models to support decisions and recommendations for Capital and Investment projects
  • Working with SPM on Long Range Resource Allocation (how do project resources ebb and flow based on Development Phase)
  • Other activities, including external benchmarking, conducting industry research, evaluating different Financing Structures, etc.

Other Activities and Initiatives (examples, others will emerge over time)

  • Continue to enhance a novel Forecasting approach we have implemented in the company (under the Beyond Budgeting framework)
  • S&OP – Support identifying issues and merge interdependent processes such as Revenue Forecasting and Supply Chain planning to ensure we have the right balance of Supply and Demand
  • Support Corporate Reporting Optimization, from Close to BOD Reporting, mainly around interdependencies with other functions (Financial Operations, Investor Relations, etc.)
  • Identify other synergies and implement improvements between Corporate Finance, Investor Relations and Communications functions
  • Treasury initiatives, including ensuring we are managing cash optimally between currencies and holdings, evaluating and implementing hedging strategy
  • Develop and write policy and process documents as needed
  • Other Ad Hoc activities, such as support Close and Management Reportin

Bachelor Degree or higher in finance or related field.

Minimum 6 years of industry experience, more preferred.

Essential Characteristics

  • Strategic Thinker – can look ahead and develop recommendations that will work in the future for a global commercial-stage biotech
  • Strong financial modeling capabilities
  • Ability to develop impactful management presentations
  • Understands interdependencies between different functions, teams and processes
  • Resourceful and creative in problem solving
  • Self-starter, who can work through ambiguity and move projects and initiatives forward
  • Learning mindset, comfortable tackling new challenges
  • Ability to interact with senior management as well as work at a detailed level
  • Adept with Financial Systems, Data Mining and generating robust analysis
  • New hires based in the US will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption or accommodation to this vaccination requirement, subject to applicable law
  • Estimated Salary: $160,000-$180,000 DOE
  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid maternity leave
  • Paid paternity leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Disability insurance

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