Company Overview

At Synlogic: We are Putting LIFE Into Medicines
We are pioneers in the development of Synthetic BioticTM medicines, a novel class of LIVING medicines intended to transform the lives of patients with a broad range of diseases ranging from genetic and acquired metabolic diseases to inflammation and cancer.

Every day our teams work tirelessly to drive to deliver on 4 aspirations:

  • People: LIVING each day with passion for building up and building out our Synlogic team
  • Platform: Expanding and enhancing the technology to generate and protect novel LIVING medicines with new and versatile mechanisms of action
  • Products: Rapidly developing and commercializing Synthetic Biotics that transform the LIVES of patients and their families
  • Promise: Building our company to launch multiple novel LIVING medicines – mastering a new frontier in medicine

We combine Human Logic and Science Logic to drive meaningful work, careers, and LIFE at Synlogic. We foster a people-focused environment grounded in: Compassion, Transparency, Collaboration & Fun, while adopting a patient-focused mindset to inspire: Innovation, Integrity, High Performance, and LIFE Changing Results.

We continue to build and enhance our organization. If you want a settled environment, pursuing a well-walked path then this environment is probably not for you. If you want to join a growing company, work hard, and challenge yourself to find solutions at a new frontier of medicines then we would love to hear from you.

Job Description

Synlogic is seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager, reporting to the Controller. The Finance Manager / Senior Finance Manager will support the Synlogic planning processes, including quarterly forecast, annual budget and strategic long range plan. This role will provide analytical and strategic support to all business functions and research and development business owners and require significant interface across the finance team. This role is also responsible for maintaining financial planning and reporting systems including enhancing and road map coordination with IT and consulting resources.

Candidates for this role will demonstrate strong knowledge and exposure to the drug development process, Research and the G&A functions, and have both financial management and industry relevant analytical experiences. Key personal competencies for success include the ability to master both strategic and operational issues, the ability to dynamically handle multiple competing priorities, outstanding teaming and collaboration skills, excellent communication skills, and a positive “can-do” attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate planning exercises to meet corporate reporting schedules and goals
  • Review and analyze planning data and develop reports and presentations
  • Ad hoc analysis to support strategy discussions and decisions
  • Proactively identify, design, and implement enhancements to existing processes and systems
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on financial system processes
  • Prepare Budget vs. Actuals reports and explain and investigate any material discrepancies to cost center budget owners
  • Provide Management with forecast insights based on actual performance and budget owner feedback
  • Have knowledge of the accounting close and to support and participate in those processes
  • Participate in software selection and implementation
  • Other projects as appropriate

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications & Experiences: The following qualifications and experiences are required for the position:

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in finance in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology organization; Bachelor’s degree in Finance or
  • Accounting, including well-rounded coursework in other disciplines
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical or healthcare setting
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated business impact in previous leadership roles
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Financial planning and management experience, including skill with budgeting tools (eg, Hyperion,)
  • Outsourcing / vendor management, and contracts management experience
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Collaborative working style, ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


We are at our best when we combine Human Logic and Science Logic to build great teams and deliver outstanding results. Our 6 values of Compassion, Fun, Trust & Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Results are central to our organization.

Our compassion for patients is the engine that drives our innovation and motivates our sense of urgency; always remembering that patients are waiting. Our compassion for each other creates a safe environment for continuous risk taking and personal development. We connect with our colleagues by having fun together. We take our work seriously and value integrity in producing the highest quality work. We trust each other, respecting all ideas and driving accountability to generate the best results for our patients and team. We encourage openness, direct feedback and transparency in decision-making to enable trust and maintain the nimbleness of the group.


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Synlogic, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity. All applicants must have authorization to work in the U.S.