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Associate Director, FP&A Development and Oncology

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
May 14, 2024

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Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role:

This is an exciting role and a critical member of the R&D Financial Planning and Analysis team, supporting a dynamic and high growth organization that is radically changing the biotech industry. This position will serve as a business partner to the Clinical Development organization and our Oncology Therapeutic Area organization to support a growing portfolio of Development candidates. This position will partner with program leaders in the Oncology Therapeutic organization and operational leaders within Clinical Development to lead and manage annual operating budgets and forecasts, provide support for collaboration budgeting and reporting, ad-hoc operational or strategic decision-making support, month-end close and management reporting activities, long-range planning, and portfolio management process for new development candidates.

The ideal candidate would have experience in managing clinical trial forecasting and budgeting and have extensive experience building and maintaining dynamic financial models. The candidate will ideally have experience in managing through matrixed organizations and have extensive experience driving continuous improvements in financial and operational processes.

This role, based in Cambridge, MA, and reporting to the Executive Director FP&A for R&D, will be an onsite position at least 70% of the time, reflecting our commitment to fostering a collaborative environment that encourages collective action and impactful results.

Heres What Youll Do:

Financial Planning/Decision Analysis:

  • Understanding Financial Needs and Drivers: Apply the mindset of acting with urgency to grasp the financial intricacies of the Oncology Therapeutic area and Clinical Development organization. Your insights will have a direct impact on operational efficiency and strategic financial support.

  • Leading Annual Budgets and Forecasts: Showcase the mindset of pursuing options in parallel by managing comprehensive financial planning, enabling informed decision-making as projects evolve.

  • Finance Lead for External Partnerships/Collaborations: Embrace the ethos of accepting risk as the only path to impact, guiding financial partnerships and collaborations with a strategic, risk-aware approach.

  • Managing Clinical Trial Models/Framework: Demonstrating the mindset of obsessing over learning, you'll continuously update and refine clinical trial models to reflect the latest data and forecasts.

  • Supporting Business Case Analysis: Align with the mindset of pivoting fearlessly in response to new data, providing analytical support for emerging programs and governance processes.


  • Management Reporting for Oncology: Utilize the mindset of questioning convention to lead monthly reporting, offering novel insights that challenge traditional views and improve budget management.

  • Partnering for Consistent Reporting Views: Reflect the mindset of pushing past possible by collaborating with various departments to achieve unified and innovative reporting strategies.

  • Developing Robust Reporting Processes: In line with the mindset of behaving like owners, develop and refine reporting processes for collaboration frameworks, ensuring accuracy and accountability.

  • Identifying Reporting Needs and Improvements: Showcase the mindset of acting with dynamic range by proactively seeking ways to enhance reporting for corporate exercises and monthly accruals.

This role, vital to managing the financial landscape of a rapidly evolving sector, demands a proactive, learning-focused, and risk-aware approach, hallmarks of the Moderna Mindsets. Your work will directly impact the strategic direction and operational efficiency of our development programs, ensuring we remain at the forefront of innovation in the biotech industry.

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table:

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in finance or accounting required

  • 8+ years of experience in biotech and/or pharma industry with experience supporting a clinical development organization and portfolio of clinical trials

  • Experience building and maintaining robust & dynamic financial models

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA is a plus

  • Proven track record of building efficiencies and automation into existing and new process

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details; ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;

  • Experience with tier 1 ERP systems (e.g., SAP, Oracle) and associated planning and reporting tools preferred.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)




Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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