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Annexon Biosciences

Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Executive Director, FP&A

Work Location

Corporate Headquarters (Brisbane, CA) – Hybrid

Position Summary

Reporting to the SVP Finance, the Executive Director, FP&A will play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s financial strategy, driving financial planning through insightful analysis, and supporting decision-making processes at the corporate level. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of Annexon Biosciences.


Financial Planning and Forecasting:

  • Lead the development of the company’s annual operating plan and long-range strategic plan, working closely with executive leadership and department heads.
  • Drive the quarterly forecasting process, providing accurate and timely updates to reflect changes in business conditions and market dynamics.
  • Develop comprehensive financial models and scenarios to support strategic decision-making, managing cash-runway and resource allocation.

Financial Analysis and Reporting:

  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to evaluate business performance, identify trends, and assess key drivers of expenses.
  • Prepare monthly financial budget vs. actual reports and quarterly presentations for executive management and the board of directors, highlighting key insights.
  • Lead financial due diligence efforts for potential collaborations and strategic partnerships, assessing financial risks and opportunities
  • Evaluate investment opportunities and capital allocation decisions, conducting rigorous financial analysis and ROI assessments.
  • Assess the financial impact of new product launches, research initiatives, and business development opportunities, providing recommendations to optimize use of cash.

Strategic Planning and Decision Support:

  • Lead and build the company NPV model including individual product P&Ls and cash flow.
  • Partner with senior leadership to develop and refine corporate strategies, providing financial insights and scenario analysis to inform strategic priorities.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to executive management, offering strategic guidance and financial expertise to support key business initiatives and investments.
  • Partner with functions during contract review process to evaluate terms and ensure spend is in line with annual operating plan.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Partner with the high-performing accounting & finance team to foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Coordinating necessary cross-functional inputs from R&D, Commercial, Legal, Corporate Development, and Finance.

Successful applicant will:

  • Have experience and an understanding of biopharma corporate finance and modeling to create insights to help inform corporate strategic decisions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to both manage and “roll their sleeves up” while assisting senior executive leadership in the evaluation of growth strategies, contracts, and capital needs.
  • Track critical issues/key milestones as they arise throughout the organization, with an understanding of their potential impact to the financial strategy.
  • Execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics; MBA or CPA preferred
  • 12+ years of progressive experience in financial planning and analysis, focusing on corporate finance and strategic planning
  • Extensive experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, with a deep understanding of industry dynamics and financial drivers
  • Strong financial modeling skills and proficiency in forecasting techniques, scenario analysis, and valuation methodologies
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with a track record of effectively leading and developing high-performing teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to distill complex financial concepts into clear and actionable insights
  • Strategic mindset with a results-oriented approach, coupled with the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • This position is based at our corporate headquarters in Brisbane, CA with an expectation of in-person attendance at least 2 days a week

What Annexon offers

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are important to us. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are essential for the strength of our business and the vitality of the communities we serve. To learn more about our diversity commitment, culture and values, visit
  • A stimulating and rewarding workplace includes flexible work schedules, remote opportunities and the ability to achieve a work-life balance.
  • We are located in Brisbane, CA, with shuttle service from BART, CalTrain and the Ferry.
  • Annexon offers a competitive base salary and equity participation, employee stock purchase plan, as well as a comprehensive health benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending plans, as well as other benefits.

Company Summary

Annexon Biosciences (Nasdaq: ANNX) is a biopharmaceutical company advancing a late-stage clinical platform of novel therapies for people living with devastating classical complement-mediated neuroinflammatory diseases of the body, brain, and eye. Annexon’s novel scientific approach targets upstream C1q to block the classical complement inflammatory cascade before it starts, and its therapeutic candidates are designed to provide meaningful benefits across multiple autoimmune, neurodegenerative and ophthalmic diseases. With proof-of concept data in Guillain-Barré syndrome, Huntington’s disease and geographic atrophy, Annexon is rigorously advancing its mid-to late-stage clinical trials to bring new potential treatments to patients as quickly as possible. To learn more visit

EEO Employer – Annexon highly values Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Annexon Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. We are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.

Staffing Agencies

Annexon Biosciences does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesn’t have a signed agreement with Annexon Biosciences. Please do not send agency CVs/resumes through Annexon’s website or Annexon Employees. Inquiries must be sent to with the Subject Heading: Staffing Agency Request.