Vice President Finance | Karius

Vice President Finance

Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed.  Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with typical turn around time in one business day. By introducing liquid biopsy into the diagnosis of infectious diseases, we're helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong operating and technical accounting skills, proven leadership, excellent communication skills, and a strong detail orientation. If you are passionate about building a solid accounting platform for a high-growth company and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, we should talk.
You Will:
·       Own Annual Financial plan development and delivery to Senior Management and Board of Directors
·       Manage the finance team, including the set-up of an organizational structure and business processes adequate for achieving the company’s goals and objectives
·       Oversee preparation of company accounting records and controls necessary to maintain auditable records
·       Work with department heads to obtain variance analysis for budget to actual on monthly cycle and identify tools necessary for improved reporting and control
·       Provide business analysis support to business development function
·       Be responsible for stock option and award accounting and oversight of equity administration
·       Manage external audit and tax compliance work, providing outside audit team and tax preparers with requested information on a timely basis
·       Manage customer billings, receivables and collections
·       Manage accounts payable and employee expense reporting
·       Process semi-monthly payroll and assist in the implementation of the sales compensation plan
·       Oversee tax, treasure and banking and insurance
You Bring:
·       A minimum of 15+ years' experience in Senior Accounting and Supervisory/Review level
·       B.S. Degree in Accounting, or equivalent  
·       CPA or MBA preferred but not required
·       Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control frameworks
·       Public company or IPO experience desired
·       Biotechnology, healthcare or health insurance industries preferred
·       Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills
·       Experience with ERP system conversion or implementation is a plus

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