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Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance


Alnylam is the world's leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.

Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine's Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020). Please visit www.alnylam.com for more information.

The Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance will work closely with the Commercial FP&A lead to provide financial support to US & Global Commercial, as it relates to expense management and financial reporting with a focus on operating expenses.

This position ensures expenses are properly planned and reported, and inputs to P&L's are prepared and properly allocated, while bringing transparency to the process and ensuring efficient allocation of resources to the business. This requires very strong finance and business partnering skills.

This role will report to the Associate Director of Commercial FP&A.

Key Responsibilities

  • Educates budget owners on financial accrual and expense management processes.
  • Supports completion of all month-end accrual accounting activities, expense budgets and expense forecasts for US & Global Commercial.
  • Liaises between business departments and Finance for expense related activities.
  • Ensures the accuracy of US & Global Commercial teams operating expenses.
  • Performs balance sheet account reconciliations as needed.
  • Reviews monthly headcount actuals to ensure alignment between planned FTEs, vacancies and heads in place.
  • Prepares actual versus budget / forecast summaries and variance commentary.
  • Prepares reporting for Commercial Finance team, including open purchase order reports and key expense trackers.
  • Support increase of transparency on strategic investments and provide insights to senior finance and business management .
  • Creates ad hoc reports as needed by Commercial Finance.
  • Seeks continuous improvements to Commercial Finance processes through process design, automation, improved communications, training and sharing of best practices.
  • Provides financial and budget management support to for US & Global Commercial budget managers.
  • Supports Procure to Pay process.
  • Develop and maintain expense-planning tools and capture plan input at cost center level.
  • Completes annual budget (IP) and quarterly forecasting processes.
  • Facilitates expense inputs into Alnylam financial planning software Adaptive.


  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance
  • Preferred MBA and / or CPA and / or equivalent certificates
  • Preferred Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • 1 - 3 years finance or accounting experience required
  • Strong Excel and Powerpoint proficiency
  • Experience with SAP and Adaptive preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, accuracy, and personal initiative
  • Teamwork and partnering behaviors
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment. #LI-BS1

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Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-04
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