Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Financial Planning · Harwell, Oxfordshire
Department Financial Planning
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

The Company


Vaccitech plc is a fast-growing biotech company. At only six years old we already have a development portfolio of nine programmes, including a partnered product that is in commercial production and that has seen more than 3 billion doses administered worldwide and an IPO behind us. We are a publicly listed clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that spun out of the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, one of the most prestigious vaccine research centres in the world. We discover and develop immunotherapeutic products and vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, cancer, and autoimmunity. Our achievements include co-inventing and jointly developing our COVID-19 vaccine candidate VTP-900, now Vaxzevria, which we assigned to Oxford University Innovation to facilitate the licensing of those rights to AstraZeneca. We run clinical studies to explore treatments for patients with HBV and HPV infections and are developing rapid and scalable manufacturing processes for our platforms.


In December 2021, Vaccitech acquired Avidea Technologies Inc. with exciting product candidates for oncology and autoimmunity based on the innovative SNAPvax platform, which has demonstrated unprecedented control over T cell induction. This gives us U.S operational presence in Maryland, complements Vaccitech’s established capabilities and reinforces our position as a fast-growing global leader in immunotherapies and vaccines. Vaccitech's UK headquarters has recently moved to a state-of-the-art facility in the UK's leading science and innovation campus at Harwell. We conduct research globally and have ambitious plans in the UK and US, where we will continue to grow our teams over the coming months and years.


The role


This role reports directly to the CFO, giving you exposure to our executive team and involvement in strategic projects to support group and board decision making.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • budgeting, forecasting and analysis of data across all facets of the business.
  • work with senior leaders to understand the organisational needs and to agree a financial plan that is challenging and meets financial goals
  • review of financial performance against targets
  • support delivery of cost management
  • support decision making from a commercial and financial perspective
  • provide a constant flow of improvements of process, identify efficiencies to remove them through creative solutions
  • communicate financial data to department stakeholders to facilitate decision making
  • work with the finance team to prepare the monthly/annual reporting packs
  • working closely with the Group Financial Controller to set up new FP&A processes across the group
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analyses.


Qualifications and experience required


  • A qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) with post qualification experience
  • Recent financial analysis or relevant FP&A experience
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically and to bring a fresh approach to problem solving and analysis
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment whilst meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively across multiple sites.
  • Advanced data modelling skills (including Excel) and data analytic skills including the ability to present complex data in a concise and clear manner
  • Strong initiative and ability to take proactive approach to new challenges
  • Experience in a listed environment desirable.
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP
  • Biotech experience desirable


What we can offer you


Vaccitech is a great place to work. We encourage an entirely flat structure with an open-door policy to the senior leadership team. Our employees agree the culture and working environment is one of the best things about our business. As part of a small high growth business you will get the opportunity to be involved in many different areas and our rapid growth trajectory means you will have the opportunity to grow with us. We offer stock options to all employees, 25 days annual holidays increasing with length of service, an AXA Healthcare plan, Life Insurance and up to 5% pension contributions matched by the company.


Notice to recruiters


Vaccitech’s internal Talent Acquisition leads recruitment and employment for Vaccitech. Unsolicited resumes sent to Vaccitech from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Vaccitech and do not obligate Vaccitech to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. Vaccitech operate a preferred list of recruitment suppliers, any and all equiries about joining us as a supplier should be directed to Vaccitech’s TA Team. We ask that external recruiters and/ or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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  • Location
    Harwell, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Financial Planning
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience