Senior Director, Head of R&D Finance

Vir Biotechnology
San Francisco, California, United States (remote)
9 days ago


Vir Biotechnology is a commercial-stage immunology company focused on combining immunologic insights with cutting-edge technologies to treat and prevent serious infectious diseases. Vir has assembled four technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting COVID-19, hepatitis B and hepatitis D viruses, influenza A and human immunodeficiency virus.

We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our mission. We are committed to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. We are proud to have been ranked the fastest-growing company in North America on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™.

Reporting to the VP of FP&A, VIR is seeking a Sr. Director, Head of R&D Finance to serve as primary business partner to the R&D leadership team. The individual will Lead a team to consolidate all R&D financial and analyses. The position requires analytics, and cross functional collaboration skills, a deep understanding of pharmaceutical drug development.



    • Oversee consolidated R&D financials and overall pipeline, including forecasts, long-range plan, scenario analysis and valuations.
    • Serve as key finance business partner for R&D executive leaders and be the subject matter expert including major R&D financial toggles, relevant partnership economics, funding sources, and value drivers
    • Support preparation and administration of Company annual budget and forecast
    • Improve and lead the team to manage R&D financial analytics and reporting, including R&D consolidation and analytics supporting quarter end and earnings needs, external, internal, collaboration, or government / non-profit partnership budget and forecast processes
    • Oversee R&D collaboration partnership financials, including review of quarter-end activities, external funding application and reporting, as well as budget and reporting related to collaboration partners
    • Lead the team to perform routine and ad hoc valuation and financial analysis, including analyses supporting portfolio investment decisions and asset NPV modeling supporting strategy and BD needs
    • Educate and establish processes such as quarterly R&D reviews to improve financials in strategic decision making across the R&D organization
    • Manage and mentor Finance team members
    • Support evaluation, design, implementation, and maintenance of financial systems and system upgrades
    • Proactively gather, analyze, prepare, and ensure awareness and understanding on important R&D financial insight; Suggest, design, and implement enhancement to existing processes and reporting


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in accounting, finance, or related fields with 10+ years of experience in finance related roles
    • Experience with pharmaceutical drug development processes and associated financial considerations a must
    • Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) power user, experience with NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, or Coupa.
    • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP accounting and SOX requirements
    • Track record of effectively partnering across the organization with a collaborative style working across internal and external teams a must

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69420229
  • Workplace Type: Remote
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Vir Biotechnology
  • Position Title: Senior Director, Head of R&D Finance
  • Industry: Medical/Health Care/Pharm/Bio Tech
  • Job Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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