Posted 12 Mar 2024, 7:00 am

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Scholar Rock

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Scholar Rock is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and delivers life-changing therapies for people with serious diseases that have high unmet need. As a global leader in the biology of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) superfamily of cell proteins and named for the visual resemblance of a scholar rock to protein structures, the clinical-stage company is focused on advancing innovative treatments where protein growth factors are fundamental. Over the past decade, the company has created a pipeline with the potential to advance the standard of care for neuromuscular disease, cardiometabolic disorders, cancer, and other conditions where growth factor-targeted drugs can play a transformational role.


Scholar Rock is the only company to show clinical proof of concept for a muscle-targeted treatment in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This commitment to unlocking fundamentally different therapeutic approaches is powered by broad application of a proprietary platform, which has developed novel monoclonal antibodies to modulate protein growth factors with extraordinary selectivity. By harnessing cutting-edge science in disease spaces that are historically under-addressed through traditional therapies, Scholar Rock works every day to create new possibilities for patients. Learn more about the company’s approach at and follow @ScholarRock and on LinkedIn.

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the VP, FP&A, the Director of FP&A will have responsibility for supporting and shaping the financial planning and analysis function at Scholar Rock. This position will be critical to elevating the FP&A function as the Company progresses from an R&D to a commercial-stage organization. The successful candidate will have a proven track record with planning and executing against financial objectives in collaboration with internal functional stakeholders. They will also be a strategic partner in framing, evaluating, and driving decision making to maximize value creation. It will involve clear communication, organization and a great sense of teamwork. This position represents a great opportunity to help build a critical cross-functional capability at a growing and evolving, multi-product candidate biotechnology company.


Position Responsibilities
  • Provide support for all FP&A activities including budgeting/forecasting, long-range planning, and financial analysis for strategic initiatives
  • Develop timely analysis of monthly budget-to-actuals including variance analyses, generation and reporting of results
  • Create and deliver financial analytics that provide meaningful insights for strategic and operational decision-support
  • Strive for continuous improvement of FP&A processes, with the goal of improving efficiency while maintaining flexibility to adapt to future business needs
  • Serve as finance business partner to internal program teams as well as functional leads across the organization
  • Partner with other finance team members to ensure successful financial close processes
  • Lead financial review of purchase orders at the organizational level
  • Develop and deliver training initiatives and provide support for change management activities to ensure adoption of new FP&A tools, systems and mindsets across the organization

Candidate Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of progressive finance experience in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment
  • Advanced degree in science and/or business preferred
  • Prior experience supporting R&D functions and/or programs in a cross-functional environment
  • Excellent presentation skills to deliver information effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Strong partnering and communication skills with the ability to distill financial information into a concise and actionable message
  • Proficiency with Excel in order to conduct complex analysis that will support key decisions
  • Knowledge of fundamental accounting principles
  • Understanding of the drug development process, from early research through product launch
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Experience with Adaptive Insights and/or NetSuite considered an asset


Scholar Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

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