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Senior Financial Analyst



Reporting to the Senior Manager, FP&A, this role will support the Dynavax planning and reporting processes including annual budget, forecast, and long range strategic planning, as well as weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting. This role will provide analytical and strategic support for business owners across the entire company and require significant interface with internal finance and accounting teams. The role will also support financial reporting system maintenance and development as it pertains to planning and reporting.


  • Responsible for departmental expense reporting and partnering with business owners on expense management through accurate and timely budget variance analyses and insight
  • Support budget, forecast and long-range planning processes
  • Assist weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting processes and financial close activities
  • Review purchase requisition requests for accuracy and resolve any issues identified with budget owners
  • Support existing finance systems maintenance and future systems development/enhancement
  • Deliver ad hoc financial analyses to facilitate strategic discussions and decisions amongst business partners
  • Maintain compliance in accordance with all established financial SOX guidelines ensuring accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting
  • Focus on continued process and efficiency improvements


  • Must have strong analytical, strategic, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Background in public accounting and/or FP&A industry experience preferred; CPA would be a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (PowerPoint knowledge a plus) is critical
  • Strong technical, communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to details while not losing sight of the big picture
  • Demonstrated success building relationships across various levels within an organization
  • Proven ability to successfully own process and critical deliverables
  • Energetic, flexible team player with ability to adapt in changing environment
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Accounting and/or FP&A roles
  • Education: BA/BS required

Additional knowledge and skills desired, but not required:

  • Hands on experience with any financial planning application is a plus, but not required
  • Previous experience in biotech is a plus, but not required