Senior Financial Analyst, IT and Real Estate

Flagship Pioneering

What if…you could join an organization that creates, resources, and builds life sciences companies that invent breakthrough technologies in order to transform healthcare and sustainability?

Flagship’s venture creation engine, where companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT) were conceived and created. Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.

Why Flagship?
At Flagship Pioneering, YOU get: inspiring leadership, great company culture, competitive compensation packages, best in class benefits, generous PTO, beautiful office space stocked with unlimited snacks and free lunch delivered daily, and impactful work with endless career growth.

Position Summary:

Flagship Pioneering is looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst to join our dynamic FP&A Team within the larger Flagship Labs Finance Team. We are looking for an individual who will thrive in a fast-paced exciting environment. This individual will serve as the primary Business Partner to the Global IT and Real Estate teams and support many other ad hoc FP&A activities. The role will be responsible for managing the budget to actuals, ad hoc analysis, monthly reporting, purchase request process, and provide analytical support to enable these key support groups to deliver on corporate goals. The position provides an opportunity for professional growth and well-rounded finance operations exposure as Flagship continues to evolve. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and track PO/Contract requests for assigned departments to ensure adequate financial control, proper accounting, and budget compliance.
  • Lease review and accounting 
  • Provide detailed variance analysis of actual vs. budget/forecast to help budget owners manage spending. 
  • Collaborate with functional leaders in developing the Annual Budget, and financial forecasts, etc.
  • Prepare presentations and analyses for the leadership team.
  • Contribute to FP&A monthly reporting and commentary as needed. 
  • Support management with ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Provide analytical support and modeling for business cases of new investments, as needed.
  • Create financial and operational dashboards.
  • Contribute to Flagship’s finance systems projects as needed.
  • Other ad hoc requests and projects.


  • Motivated, well organized, and goal-oriented collaborator with ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptive person and problem solver, with great mindfulness and accuracy. 
  • Experience building relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and experience with ERP and financial planning & budgeting software required.
  • Experience with data manipulation and visualization tools is a plus (Alteryx, Tableau and Microsoft Power BI)
  • Specific business partnering experience with Global IT and/or Real Estate operations is a plus.
  • A minimum 3-5 years’ experience in an FP&A role/Finance operations role, preferably in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. 
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and finance operations required.
  • MBA or CPA preferred.

Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.



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