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Head of Finance

Company: Deerfield Management Companies
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 days ago (9/9/2020 8:00 PM)

ID 2020-1263

# of Openings 1

Category Accounting/Finance

Location : Address 10 Wilson Road

Overview Civetta Therapuetics (Cambridge, MA) is recruiting a Head of Finance. Civetta is a cutting-edge biotechnology company, backed by Deerfield Management, and recently launched from the Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Our founders, William Sellers (Broad/DFCI) and Eric Fischer (DFCI), world leaders in genomics and protein biology, launched Civetta with the mission to create a new precision medicine platform targeting “propeller” proteins.

We are building a team of talented, dedicated scientists who share our vision and our passion to discover groundbreaking new drugs to treat some of the most difficult diseases, including cancer. To be successful in this position, you should be excited by the challenges that come with working in a fast-paced environment and the unique opportunity to create a rapidly scalable, world-changing company.

The Head of Finance will play a critical leadership role in both the strategy and execution of Civetta’s accounting operations. The incumbent needs to lead by example, which means being hands-on and independently taking responsibility for creating quality work product. These functions will include but not be limited to accounting, reporting, financial planning and analysis. This role will be highly visible within the organization and the position will initially report directly to the CEO. This individual will report operational results under US GAAP, and ensures internal control compliance, financial statement and tax compliance for Civetta.

Responsibilities Responsibilities:

Provide day-to-day management of accounting activities including transactions, policies, controls and procedures.

Ensure accurate and complete financial records and reporting, in compliance with legal requirements and US GAAP standards.

Develop and maintain project accounting process in order to allocate and report costs based on the company’s scientific programs and/or platform.

Prepare monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts.

Develop and orchestrate annual budgeting and periodic forecasting processes and deliver variance analysis and other management reports.

Present operating results to leadership team and the Board and provide recommendations to streamline operations.

Perform technical accounting research and document conclusions on accounting treatment for complex issues.

Responsible for timely month-end close process and preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements

Manage federal and state tax compliance including income, payroll and sales and use tax reporting and filings.

Manage relationships with outsourced service providers covering accounting, tax, IT and procurement.

Oversee the independent valuation and year-end independent financial statement audit

Manage cash flow and provide periodic reporting as required to management and investors.

Assist with maintenance of the Company’s capitalization table and support all shareholder issues.

Track all costs related to company’s lease and invoice subtenant for respective share of pass-through costs.

Serve as liaison to investors and respond to inquiries and information requests.

Other projects and tasks, as assigned

Qualifications Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

Ability to perform at high levels in a fast-paced ever-changing work environment

Excellent business acumen that includes good financial skills, financial analysis, and budgeting skills

Demonstrated leadership skills as an organization-wide strategic planner and in the successful implementation for those plans, both short and long term

Personal characteristics which include outstanding verbal and communication skills on an individual and group basis, excellent writing skills and a positive demeanor

High-energy professional with demonstrated self-confidence, high integrity, and sensitivity to others

Strong relationship building skills

Key Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, CPA required.

Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience.

Public accounting and pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience desired.

Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, reporting and compliance.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate effectively at all levels within and external to the organization.

High personal integrity and strong work ethic. Excellent writing/documentation skills.

Ability to operate with substantial latitude in a fast-paced environment.

Proven record of achieving on-time monthly deliverables in support of financial close.

Strong leadership & managerial abilities.

Civetta Therapeutics provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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