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Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst

CHARM Therapeutics

CHARM Therapeutics

IT, Accounting & Finance
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023
 Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Analyst


Location: Cambridge

Report to: Head of Finance


CHARM Therapeutics is a new biotech company focused on delivering transformational medicines to patients through the application of 3-D deep learning on molecular configurations.
Along with scalable cloud computing, modern drug discovery technologies and a culture that allows for creative risk-taking, we intend to develop drugs against historically difficult-to-drug targets involved in key oncogenic pathways.


Position Overview:

The FP&A Analyst is responsible for providing financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and supporting the project teams to ensure that the company remains financially viable as it advances its pre-clinical research activities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Forecasting & Budgeting:
    • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective planning and analysis capability that will provide the project teams with the appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure performance.
    • Support the development of the annual budget, forecasts, scenario planning and longer term strategic financial plans.
    • Analyse actual results against forecasts, identify trends, and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Operational Analysis:
    • Track and monitor research & development spending, ensuring alignment with strategic priorities, including as needed purchase order coding and receipting.
    • Analyze operational performance and project costs to identify efficiency opportunities and cost-saving measures.
    • Hold monthly performance reviews with project teams.
    • Support the head of finance with day to day financial transactions and reconciliations.
  • Reporting:
    • Prepare monthly reports, dashboards, and presentations for senior management, project leads and external stakeholders.
    • Partner with accounting to ensure accurate financial reporting and decision support.
  • Collaboration:
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Research & Development, to provide financial insights and recommendations.
    • Serve as a key liaison between finance and non-finance departments.
  • Process Improvement:
    • Recommend and implement best practices in financial modelling, analysis, and reporting.
    • Continuously improve FP&A tools and processes to drive efficiency and scalability.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field. 
  • CIMA / ACCA qualified is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in financial planning & analysis, preferably in the biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare industry.
  • Strong analytical, modelling, and forecasting skills.
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems, including Excel, PowerPoint, and ERP systems.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of pre-clinical trial operations and the drug development process is a plus.