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Finance & Accounting Analyst


We are the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI). We are a leading translational research institute that advances academic and industry science through collaboration to improve patient health outcomes. Building your career at the IBRI in Indianapolis’ 16 Tech Innovation District, means being part of a team of renowned scientists, creative thinkers and innovative leaders.

Today’s research is being driven by significant advances in our abilities to study complex disease processes and propose new ways to improve patients’ lives. To reflect the evolving nature of life sciences research and encourage synergies through collaboration, we’re enhancing our integrated capabilities, adding depth to how we approach patient-informed translational science and pursuing four foundational areas of scientific focus. These four areas will provide us the core talent and capability to pursue translational science in this new patient-centric framework:

  • Disease, Systems, Pathways – We’re working to better understand diabetes and identify new ways to combat the disease. We’re applying this learning to other diseases that share common systems and pathways.
  • Molecular Innovation – We’re developing new capabilities for molecular design and drug discovery to investigate disease processes and pursue new therapeutic approaches.
  • Integrated Data Sciences – We’re pursuing advanced data sciences to create novel end-user inspired solutions that address complex analysis, simulation and prediction across the translational sciences.
  • Enabling Technologies – We’re building a rich platform of enabling technologies that give our scientists, partners and collaborators access to the best tools to solve complex scientific problems.

The IBRI’s vision is to build a world-class organization of researchers, innovators and business professionals that catalyze activities across the Indiana (and beyond) life sciences community. To achieve that vision, we look for curious and collaborative team members who are energized by innovation, guided by integrity and inspired by diversity.

The Opportunity:

This position has responsibility for the Financial Planning, Forecasting, Analysis, and Reporting process and Treasury & Investments.  Opportunities exist for growth in areas of advancement, risk management, project management and other analytical special projects.  

This new Sr. Finance Analyst will join the Institute at an exciting moment in its history. 2023 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Institute’s founding. As it celebrates its success as the anchor tenant of 16Tech, the Institute is also transforming all aspects of its work to meet the unmet needs of diseases that affect patients everywhere.

Major Duties Include:

Forecasting, Planning, Analysis & Reporting:

  • Create, own and communicate annual calendar related to FP&A and align with Board and Committee Meetings and annual planning and quarterly forecasting processes.
  • Preparation of relevant management reports, including monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports, including actuals vs. plan and forecast variance explanations.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of all new significant projects against budget and projected results.
  • Create models and analysis as business needs arise.
  • Create dashboard and KPIs for executives and board members to review regularly.

Treasury, Investments and Cash Forecasting:

  • Design overall cash management strategy and implement changes as needed.
  • Cash management & weekly forecasts, to ensure operating needs can be met while maximizing investment opportunities.
  • Manage banking relationships, including assessing banking products and negotiating fees.
  • Secure and manage debt, including annual renewal of Line of Credit, while continuously assessing opportunities related to debt.
  • Invest excess cash, balancing liquidity needs vs. interest income opportunities.
  • Document SOPs related to Investments and Cash Management.
  • Ensure that internal controls, policies, and procedures are consistent with best practices, documented, and meet the requirements of uniform guidance for federal funding, and are effective in safeguarding the institute’s assets.

Other Responsibilities

  • Potential advancement project management, analysis and reporting opportunities for Key Strategic Relationships.
  • Business Continuity Process for IBRI.
  • Other special projects, including ad hoc business case analysis.
  • Strictly observe confidentiality and strong ethics with respect to all beneficiary information/financial, employees and other organizational data.

Candidate Profile:

Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting is required.
  • Familiarity with federal grants forecasting and related compliance is preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in Financial Analysis role, Non-Profit or Life Sciences, managing FP&A or Treasury preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Passion for science and an appreciation and understanding of the Institute’s mission.
  • Focus on achieving results and strong communication skills.
  • Comfortable working across departments, with outside collaborators and working effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to bring innovative thinking and solutions to address challenges, in a positive manner.
  • Capability to grasp pertinent details, recognize subtleties, and critically analyze data.
  • Positive outlook and tenacity to achieve results.
  • Continuous learner who sees new projects and responsibilities as an opportunity for personal growth.
  • Demonstrates highest level of ethics, integrity and trust while acting with courage and candor.
  • Embrace and demonstrate the values of the IBRI.

Compensation :

The IBRI offers an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The IBRI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Please visit us at www.indianabiosciences.org/careers-apply to apply for this opportunity. Interested individuals are encouraged to provide their resume and a brief cover letter when they apply.