VP or SVP Corporate Finance – NYC Metro

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Financial Information

  • Oversee the issuance of financial information
  • Personally review and approve all Form 8-K, 10-K, and 10-Q filings with theSecurities and Exchange Commission (if the company is publicly held)
  • Report financial results to the board of directors at Board Meetings
  • Oversee timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts withrecommendations made to the CEO & Executive Chairman for actions to be taken to meet commitments.


  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with relevant members of the management team
  • Manage the accounting, legal (in conjunction with Chief Business Officer (CBO) tillcompany hires a General Counsel), tax, and treasury departments
  • Manage HR activities related to the Finance department
  • Responsible for negotiating contracts and managing the contract development andapproval processes
  • Assist CBO with overseeing IT infrastructure support and related controls.
  • Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
  • Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have beenoutsourced
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
  • As requested, assist in acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitionsRisk Management
  • In conjunction with the CBO, understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
  • In conjunction with the CBO, until the company hires a General Counsel, monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage
  • In conjunction with the CBO, ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Report financial and operational risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendationsPlanning
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processesFunding
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Assist in debt and equity financing
  • Invest fundsEducation and Experience:
  • BS in Accounting or Finance; Master of Accounting, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles, preferably in the biotechindustry for early stage, venture or private equity organizations
  • Prior public company experience at senior level required
  • 10+ years managerial experience
  • Strong understanding of GAAP
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • NetSuite experience preferredOther Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results- orientation

Please email resume to jobs@tseworldwide.com