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Requisition Number 17-0059
Post Date 11/16/2017
Title Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis (R&D)
City Westlake Village
State CA

MannKind is seeking a finance manager for R&D Finance who will play a key role in the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organization. Reporting to the VP Finance, this position will be responsible for financial, analytical and budget support for the R&D organization. Responsibilities include managing functional budgets, providing operational thought leadership, analytics, and partnering with functional and program leaders. This position will be located in Westlake Village, CA. This is a great opportunity to join a capable Finance team in a growing organization.

The candidate will demonstrate a deep knowledge of the R&D processes and the ability to understand and apply various principles to address challenges, raise business issues, and identify and implement process improvement opportunities. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated ability to communicate to peers, clients and senior management in a clear and concise manner.

  • Serve on R&D leadership team and provide financial thought leadership to the Chief Medical Officer and his team. 
  • Manage several FP&A responsibilities in support of the R&D organization and leadership, including financial planning and tracking of operating expenses, headcount reporting, monthly close support, quarterly forecasting, annual budgeting and variance analyses.
  • Support R&D functions, analyzing and accounting for expenses and identify opportunities for efficiency. Create and manage spend-tracking and forecast models and monitor R&D activities, expenses and accruals.
  • Monitor the performance of R&D service providers, clinical trial activity and costs. Estimate monthly R&D expense accruals, including clinical studies.
  • Help prepare and maintain the R&D group and the company’s budget.
  • Make financial planning and control recommendations, supported by detailed financial information and analysis.
  • Help prepare monthly/quarterly reviews and year-end audits and periodic reports to the SEC.
  • Prepare accounting analysis to determine the appropriate R&D expense classification and ensure accuracy of the financials.
  • Help develop processes and procedures to effectively scale the company.
  • Comparison of expense trends against Budget/Forecast.
  • Tracking of expenses recorded on the General Ledger and invoices received and/or paid by purchase order. 
  • Support R&D Program teams and the R&D leadership team during financial planning processes.
  • Participate on high-priority valuation or corporate development projects, including analyses supporting clinical program investment decisions. Projects may also include analyses for M&A and licensing decisions.

Duties and responsibilities are not limited to the above and may include other assignments as needed.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting. MBA and/or CPA preferred. 
  • 7 years of Finance-related experience with at least three years in FP&A required; Life Science/Biotech experience required. 
  • Prior experience with ERP systems, Financial Planning tools and other financial systems implementations. 
  • Positive work ethic, superb communication and organizational skills with a high attention to detail, and unquestionable integrity and personal ethics.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with the ability to think strategically. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work within teams and influence personnel across functions and levels.

MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) focuses on the development and commercialization of inhaled therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes and pulmonary arterial hypertension. MannKind is currently commercializing Afrezza® (insulin human) inhalation powder, the Company’s first FDA approved product, in the United States, where it is available by prescription from pharmacies nationwide. MannKind is headquartered in Westlake Village, California, and has a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Danbury, Connecticut. The Company also employs field sales and medical representatives across the U.S. For further information, visit www.mannkindcorp.com


*Relocation assistance is not being offered for this position

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