Senior Finance Manager

US-CA-Seal Beach
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Dendreon is looking for a Senior Finance manager with 5 + years’ experience with Manufacturing Cost Accounting, BPCS/ERPLx and PeopleSoft (or similar software systems), in a related job or company. This person should also at least have their Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA, CMA, or MBA is preferred.


This person will oversee the standard costing process; ensuring the proper financial controls are in place, while managing the financial support activities for the Seal Beach, CA, Union City, GA and Seattle, WA sites. The Senior Finance Manager will also drive improvements in our financial systems, train and develop skills of other finance personnel, and partner with others to evaluate business decisions and insure that financial objectives are met. This role reports to Director of Finance.


Potential monthly travel required to Union City, GA. and Seattle, WA.


  • Manage the Budget preparation process from schedule planning to the final presentation. Work with others at the site to assign roles and responsibilities. 
  • Manage the annual standard cost development process. Analyze the actual costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs. Provide cost information for updating PeopleSoft/ERPLx and Share Point.
  • Manage physical inventory cycle count and support audit requests when necessary.
  • Coordinate the monthly closing with accounting team monthly insuring correct results with minimal adjustments; Generate general ledger entries; Prepare monthly financial reporting (CIP, PPV) and balance sheet reconciliations (inventory, liabilities); Provide information for weekly flash reports; Prepare additional analysis as required to explain and summarize financial activity.
  • Ensure that proper financial controls exist in Inventory, Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets, and Requisition to Payment. Ensure that all tasks are performed in compliance with internal controls and the Code of Ethics.
  • Partner with others at the Seal Beach, CA, Union City, GA, and Seattle, WA sites to evaluate business decisions and to insure financial objectives are met. Drive and support efforts to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Assist co-workers with day-to day activities as it relates to financial transactions and outcomes.
  • Maintain cost accounting system. Make enhancements to financial systems as business needs change to support our internal customers. Provide support as required for system implementations and upgrades.


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred.
  • 5 + years’ work experience in a related job or company; Prior experience in Manufacturing Cost Accounting.
  • Prior experience with BPCS/ERPLx and PeopleSoft or similar software systems.
  • Demonstrated analytical proficiency; Posses the ability to understand and correlate complex business issues into simple cause and effect explanations.
  • Excellent formal and informal written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to be held accountable for producing accurate information and to perform tasks by the highest ethical standards.
  • Expert command of standard MS Office Applications – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Must have the ability to work around laboratories, manufacturing areas and equipment, and regularly lift 10 – 20 lbs.


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