Our commitment to people with muscle diseases
is our greatest strength
On World FSHD Day and every day, Dyne is dedicated to making a difference by advancing potentially life-transforming therapies for individuals and families living with FSHD.

Associate Director, R&D FP&A

Department: 203 Finance

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is building a leading muscle disease company dedicated to advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne’s broad portfolio of therapeutic candidates for serious muscle diseases includes programs for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Role Summary

The Finance team is responsible for the coordination and consolidation of the company’s budget, forecasts and long-range plan and the associated reporting and analysis of actual spend. The position will support the VP of Finance in all aspects of the budgeting and forecasting processes, planning for corporate items, financial analysis and support and management reporting. This position will also play a key role in continuous process improvement projects, as well as have key strategic finance responsibilities supporting consolidated financial reporting. In this fast-paced and high-exposure role, this role will interact with senior leaders and finance team members throughout the organization to meet goals and objectives including partnering with the R&D leadership team, functional heads, and program/project teams to guide the future growth of Dyne.

This role is based in Waltham, MA without the possibility of being a remote role. Applicants must be able to relocate to the area if they are not currently living within commuting distance.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide financial and operational leadership for budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning for the R&D organization
  • Act as strategic financial partner and point of contact for R&D Leadership team
  • Actively engage in and support expense accrual processes for R&D, in collaboration with accounting and operational stakeholders
  • Ensure accuracy, transparency, and efficiency of financial close-related responsibilities, in coordination with other members of finance and accounting organization
  • Pro-actively engage with program/project teams and functional leaders to manage budgets, challenge assumptions and estimates, identify areas for improvement and/or cost savings, and ensure consistency between departmental financial plans, corporate goals, and program/project timelines
  • Drive monthly financial and managerial reporting packages, including analysis of key financial metrics, executive level explanations of variances and trends
  • Deliver financial presentations to senior leadership, including annual budget and forecast summaries, and quarterly financial dashboards and reports
  • Work closely with accounting team to help facilitate month end close process
  • Build and manage models for problem solving, and business forecasting
  • Implement continuous enhancements in support of a quickly growing organization, including more standardized and automated reporting, improve processes, benchmarking analysis
  • Participate in various enterprise platform implementations, including group’s planning tool application
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and assist with special projects, as required

Education and Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Business
  • Advanced degree, CPA or MBA preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience in FP&A
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP accounting and SOX requirements
  • Detail oriented, solution driven with excellent written and verbal communication analytical, and presentation skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Excel and PowerPoint) is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; effective at communicating across all levels in the organization
  • Strong organizational skills to meet tight deadlines
  • Enjoys a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective on teams as well as individually
  • Results driven; adaptable, flexible and creative in developing new improvement ideas and solutions

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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