Finance Manager, Clinical Research

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pasadena , CA 91101

Posted 3 months ago

The Position:

Arrowhead seeks a Finance Manager to manage the financial and budget aspects of its growing clinical pipeline. The Finance Manager will join Arrowhead's Finance and Accounting team and interface closely with Arrowhead's clinical development staff.


  • Develop solid understanding of Company's clinical strategy and operations to support budgeting and accounting for clinical trials

  • Drive the annual clinical budgeting process in collaboration with the clinical development and finance teams

  • Review contracts for outsourced services and manage processes for accurate accounting and related payments

  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete recording for clinical trial prepaids and accruals, associated reconciliations and month-end close support with appropriate documentation

  • Interface and support external auditors, internal controls and audit teams and executive management

  • Participate in meetings with project management, clinical trial team, CRO, sites and database providers to understand trial status, including current and upcoming issues for financial and accounting impact

  • Provide reports to management and clinical staff

  • Other related duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor's or Masters' degree, preferably in Finance/Accounting

  • 5+ years' experience in clinical trial support, preferably in an industry or clinical site setting

  • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret information for completeness and accuracy; excellent attention to detail; excellent organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills (oral & written); ability to effectively interact with others at all levels internally and externally within and outside of finance

  • Demonstrated history of identifying problems, researching and recommending resolutions

  • Flexibility to put in extra hours during critical times such as month, quarter and year-end close cycles

  • Strong time management with the ability to work independently and in a group setting


  • CPA
  • Life science or healthcare education
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Finance Manager, Clinical Research

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc.