The Hired Guns are seeking an experienced Finance Director to up the financial management game of an innovative company that provides platforms and services that speed up and power up medical research. This organization is growing by leaps and bounds, so they need your financial, analytical, and strategic skills to help them improve their processes and make all the right moves as they scale up.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This company’s growth is powered by their innovative ways of recruiting biomedical and pharmaceutical trial participants and matching them with the institutions conducting the trials. Right now on the finance side, they’ve got all the basics covered, with a team that handles bookkeeping, payroll, A/R and A/P. But they realize they need a holistic eye on the financial condition of the business as a whole and how it fits into the overall strategic direction of the company. And there, my friend, is where you come in!
As their first true Finance Director, you’ll provide the firmwide financial point of view on important strategic decisions while taking responsibility for the overall financial health of the company. You’ll evaluate and report to management on cash flow, revenue trends, and expenditures. You’ll prepare forecasts and assist in budget planning, development, and tracking. You’ll handle audit and tax activities, coordinate with banks and other financial entities, and establish or update accounting and administrative policies and procedures in order to bring them in line with the needs of a maturing enterprise. You’ll start out managing a small team that will soon grow substantially.
All this will be with an eye toward the future: creating a solid foundation for the future evolution of the company and establishing the basis for accepting outside strategic investment and executing other potential transactions.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
With 10 years of experience in finance, of which at least five years was at manager level or above, you have a firm grasp of the financial management of small- to medium-sized enterprises ($20 million annual revenue or above is the sweet spot). You look at your company’s financial operations from a strategic point-of-view with an eye toward risk and cost-benefit/ROI analysis of existing and proposed projects, products, and services. You are accustomed to a seat at the table with the senior management team and know how to communicate at an executive level: your decisions and recommendations are strategic and forward-looking, backed by financial facts and best practices and grounded in the organization’s overall business objectives.
Ideally, you’ve worked in startup and high-growth enterprises, have structured compensation programs and equity packages, have expertise in corporate accounting and relevant GAAP, and are familiar with SEC rules and regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. You have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a similar field. A master’s degree is a plus, as is a CPA or similar qualification. You’re highly proficient with accounting software packages (QuickBooks at least; knowledge of more industrial-strength platforms like Dynamics or Sage is a plus). You’re cool under pressure, with immense attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
Think of this opportunity as a catapult giving your career a leap from an assistant director or other mid-to-senior finance role to the CFO track of a dynamic innovator in the healthcare space!
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.