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Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Cambridge, MA
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Company Overview

Beam Therapeutics is committed to establishing the leading, fully integrated platform for precision genetic medicines. To achieve this vision, Beam has assembled a platform that includes a suite of gene editing and delivery technologies and is in the process of building internal manufacturing capabilities. Beam’s suite of gene editing technologies is anchored by base editing, a proprietary technology that is designed to enable precise, predictable and efficient single base changes, at targeted genomic sequences, without making double-stranded breaks in the DNA. This has the potential to enable a wide range of potential therapeutic editing strategies that Beam is using to advance a diversified portfolio of base editing programs. Beam is a values-driven organization committed to its people, cutting-edge science, and a vision of providing life-long cures to patients suffering from serious diseases.

Position Overview:

The Director, FP&A will be a key member of the FP&A team reporting to the Senior Director of FP&A. The focus of this position will be managing the planning processes and serving as the business partner to the R&D and Commercial organizations, and assisting the Sr. Director, FP&A on overall planning process strategy and management. This position will also interact closely with the accounting team on the month end closing process. Though this is a hybrid role, candidates must live local and be able to visit our Cambridge location 1-3 days per week as needed.


  • FP&A business partner to the Clinical, Nonclinical, Research, and Commercial organizations, and partner and collaboration programs.
  • Oversee planning cycle activities and review and ensure accuracy of plan data for all partner functions and programs.
  • Conduct monthly budget vs. actual analysis for partner functions and programs, and finance/management results.
  • Fully manage interim forecast cycles and assist Sr. Director, FP&A in the management of the LRP and budget processes.
  • Track risks and opportunities to the annual budget and enter material changes into rolling forecast.
  • Partner with Sourcing on contract and change order reviews for significant Clinical Trial Agreements to ensure competitive costing and budget compliance.
  • Attend monthly Clinical and Nonclinical accrual meetings to ensure accuracy of expense and SOX compliance.
  • Special projects as required.


  • 12+ years of FP&A experience; biotech industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or equivalent
  • Financial statement knowledge and understanding of US GAAP.
  • Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution oriented.
  • Ability to work within and meet all deadlines while executing on multiple deliverables.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Advanced understanding of Excel, Adaptive Insights, and ERP systems (preferably NetSuite).
  • Though this is a hybrid role, candidates must live local and be able to visit our Cambridge location 1-3 days per week as needed.


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