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Director, FP&A

Watertown, Massachusetts
Job Type
19 May 2023
Vigil Neuroscience is the world's first microglia-focused therapeutics company. Our purpose is clear: to treat rare and common neurodegenerative diseases by restoring the vigilance of the microglia, the sentinel cells of the brain's immune system. We are utilizing the tools of modern neuroscience drug development across multiple therapeutic modalities to rapidly deliver precision-based therapies to improve the lives of patients and their families.

Reporting to the Head of FP&A, the Director of FP&A will serve as a business partner to our Clinical team, as well as support month-end close activities, internal management reporting, and play a key role in enhancing planning & reporting capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

Play an integral role as business partner to the Clinical team

Lead monthly management reporting, variance analysis, budgeting, and forecasting initiatives.
Support Program business cases with financial and strategic analysis.
Identify and communicate key risks and opportunities to relevant functional and program stakeholders.
Foster cross-functional transparency and efficiency, specifically for clinical programs.
Identify opportunities to standardize, streamline, and prioritize improvements, remove roadblocks, and increase the reliability and efficiency of planning and reporting.

Support month-end close with budget vs. actuals analysis, troubleshooting, and collaborating with accounting and the business on key deliverables

Support data validation and perform ad-hoc reconciliations.
Collaborate with the Accounting team to ensure proper accruals.
Ad-hoc analyses that support business decision making, and process / system improvement initiatives.

Key role in enhancing Vigil's internal reporting capabilities, including implementation of planning tool

Support initiatives to streamline system data aggregation and reporting from NetSuite and Prendio.
Participate in implementation and testing of new planning system implementation expected later this year.
Other Ad-hoc initiatives to improve integration of systems with forecast and budgeting models.

Candidate profile:


BA/BS in accounting or finance; MBA is a plus.
7+ years of progressive experience in accounting and/or financial planning and analysis in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, investment banking, consulting.
3+ years' experience supporting Clinical team, preferably in a high-growth biotechnology organization.


Experience with ERP systems and associated planning and reporting tools preferred.
Experience with NetSuite and/or Prendio a plus.
Highly proficient in Excel based modeling.
Strong Accounting and Financial Planning background & knowledge.


Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Strong presentation and cross-functional partnering skills.
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Personable, highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment.
Excellent proactive communication skills (verbal and written).
Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability.
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  • Job Reference: 1010175889-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Vigil Neuroscience, Inc.
  • Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent