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Corporate FP&A Manager

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

FP&A Manager is a high visibility role that works across the company and with Senior management to oversee, execute and continuously improve the company’s Global Financial planning, forecasting, and management reporting processes. The manager ensures excellent allocation of resources to drive rapid growth, margin expansion, and profit. The manager will deliver analytics and reporting to the company's executive staff, external investors, and in support of decision making process on key corporate strategies and initiatives. The manager will run the annual plan, rolling monthly forecasts, and monthly management reporting cycle including budget variance analysis, flash reporting, and KPIs.

The successful candidate will design financial planning and reporting processes that streamline the business and put value driving management insights in decision makers hands. The manager will initially work as an individual contributor and leverage a business finance team of five. Finally, the manager will provide leadership and decision support for key decisions including strategic investments, infrastructure, and new products.

Hybrid: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday Onsite in South San Francisco

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee, across a wide stakeholder group, the annual planning process and deliver the company’s annual business plan including monthly rolling forecasts to monitor performance and enable responsiveness to changing business conditions.
  • Continuously improve Twist’s financial planning and interactive analysis platform by building out new planning capabilities and interactive analysis to meet key stakeholders needs.
  • Design and generate monthly and quarterly management reporting packages for the CFO and executive staff including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow information, with actual versus plan of record analysis.
  • Partner with the business to provide valuable management information and early awareness of changes in performance, including key metrics to measure the business and strategic investments.
  • Support and provide relevant analysis for strategic projects including, but not limited to mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, and go – no go decisions for strategic investments and new products.
  • Use written communication, analysis, and presentations to align stakeholders and obtain buy—in to opportunities, risk management strategies, and processes, including the annual plan.
  • Ensure timely delivery of necessary financial information to support Executive Staff, Board and Audit Committee financial presentations.
  • Oversee policies and procedures to manage our finance data model, including our cost centers and general ledger hierarchies.
  • Identify and resolve reporting and forecasting issues as they arise.
  • Implement process and control improvements for increased accuracy, efficiency and effectiveness of data.

Position Requirements:

  • BA/BS Degree in Finance or Accounting, MBA will be a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in FP&A and/or business finance roles, preferably in Life Sciences, Biotech companies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting & financial principles and how financial statements interact (i.e., income statement, balance sheet & cash flow) and a working understanding of GAAP and accrual accounting principles.
  • World-class organizational skills, encompassing an extremely high attention to detail, strong ownership, and intense focus on accuracy and accountability.
  • Expertise in guiding the evolution of and future implementations within Twist’s financial reporting platform.
  • Deep domain knowledge in using industry-standard planning and tools, including Excel; knowledge of SAP will be a plus.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts at a high level to executive leadership.
  • Ability to work and problem solve independently, to organize workload and priorities, and complete tasks on time.
  • Strong leadership with proven track record in building strong partnerships and influencing key functional leaders to define and implement financial objectives, related reporting, and enable change.
  • Energy and passion for delivering results in a fast-paced, data-driven environment.
  • Ability to manage people and teams directly and through a matrixed environment.
  • Comfort collaborating with and influencing senior personnel through written communication, presentation, and analysis – particularly with a non-financial audience
The base cash compensation for this California-based role is below. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location and may vary from the amount listed above. Compensation may be different in other locations.
San Francisco Bay Area Pay Range
$130,662$160,500 USD