Sr. Financial Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024
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Vaxcyte is a clinical-stage vaccine innovation company engineering high-fidelity vaccines to protect humankind from the consequences of bacterial diseases, which have serious and costly health consequences when left unchecked. Working to eradicate or treat bacterial infections such as invasive pneumococcal disease, Group A Strep, periodontitis and Shigella is just the beginning. Our path to success is clear and well-defined, and Vaxcyte is set up to go the distance.
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We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior Financial Analyst to join the FP&A team at Vaxcyte. This highly visible role will report to the Associate Director, FP&A and partner closely with R&D business partners including CMC and Manufacturing & Supply Chain. This position is primarily focused on supporting our day-to-day planning and budgeting activities of R&D. This is a newly created role to accommodate the growing organization. This position is ideal for a candidate with a background in Finance looking to develop skillsets in financial and strategic analysis, as you will be working closely with the Associate Director, FP&A to build budgets, processes and reporting dashboards. This position will also partner with other members of the FP&A team, including the Sr. Director of FP&A, on Clinical and other R&D related activities. The candidate should prioritize business partnerships, be innovative in creating solutions, and streamlining data reporting. The position will be hybrid based in the San Carlos, CA headquarters.

Essential Functions:

  • Support the budgeting and forecasting, financial planning & analysis, and resource management process for R&D.
  • Provide financial insights to help improve decision making and execution of business strategy.
  • Establish strong partnerships and build trust with our R&D partners including CMC and manufacturing & supply chain business partners.
  • Collaborate with Cost Accounting to ensure COGS optimization and provide appropriate visibility to Manufacturing / Supply Chain leadership.
  • Support R&D pipeline modeling, including forecasts, and long-range plans.
  • Support Budget vs. Actuals process for R&D.
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of the Company’s annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and long-range planning processes.
  • Assist with REQ & PO approval and tracking procedures.
  • Assist with Anaplan Budget tool maintenance and enhancement.
  • Consolidate clinical trial budgets and provide dashboards to leadership.
  • Prepare executive level presentations for the forecast, budget, and long-range plan.
  • Support other company initiatives which require cash projections, such as treasury activities, foreign currency risk management programs, cash budget vs actual analysis, and other ad hoc analysis.
  • Support Accounting team with analyses for accruals and SOX requirements.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned to support the company’s growth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent is required; MBA, CPA, CFA or equivalent designation, is preferred.
  • 4+ years of work experience in FP&A or related discipline.
  • Experience in biotech / pharma finance with experience in R&D and/or Manufacturing a plus.
  • Proven track record of supporting financial processes, including budgeting and forecasting.
  • Works with a customer first mindset with the ability to effectively summarize and communicate business critical needs to business partners.
  • Strong analytical, modeling skills, and experience with financial systems.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with the ability to think strategically and adapt quickly.
  • Positive work ethic and organizational skills with a high attention to detail.
  • An exceptional team player with focus on ensuring team meets and/ or exceeds deadlines and ability to partner with internal and external contacts at all levels.
Reports to: Associate Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Location: San Carlos, CA
The compensation package will be competitive and includes comprehensive benefits and an equity component.
Salary Range: $132,000 – $152,000
Send resumes to:
Vaxcyte, Inc.
825 Industrial Road, Suite 300
San Carlos, CA 94070
We are 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, disability or veteran status.